Rural careers event for school students

A student at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society's Careers In Focus Event in 2015. (S)
A student at the Yorkshire Agricultural Society's Careers In Focus Event in 2015. (S)
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Secondary school students across Yorkshire will be given interview practice and top 
CV tips at a careers event in Harrogate next month.

Careers in Focus, organised by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society (YAS), takes place on Tuesday, October 4 at the Great Yorkshire Showground and is a one-stop shop for secondary school students to learn about a wide range of employment opportunities.

Now in its ninth year, around 1,500 students are expected to attend the free one-day event. In addition to a special ‘CV Clinic’ and the chance to take part in mock interviews with would-be employers, attendees will be given the chance to experience ‘a day in the life’ of a variety of rural jobs – from construction and horticulture to medicine and engineering. They will also be able to speak to representatives from colleges, universities, businesses, and apprenticeship schemes across the region. Nestlé and Barclays are involved for the first time.

Organiser Elizabeth Hudson of the YAS said: “Farming faces many varied challenges in the years ahead and we need talented individuals at the heart of rural businesses, as well as supporting organisations, to ensure a successful future for the industry.

“The Society plays its part in helping to address this by inspiring secondary school pupils to explore careers within farming and the food supply sector, as well as a whole range of other options.”

Students, careers advisers and parents interested in attending Careers in Focus in Harrogate should contact dik@yas.co.uk to book a place.