North Nottinghamshire’s largest skills and careers event – What Next – is all set to shape the future careers of the next generation of the district’s young people.
More than 70 businesses, services and education providers will be helping around 1,800 young people to have a greater knowledge of what options are available to them once they leave school, bringing careers choices to life and inspiring them to pursue their dream job.
‘What Next in North Notts’, will take place on Tuesday 1st October at the North Notts Community Arena between 8.45am and 6pm, and Wildbore Vetstop, the first business to sign up to exhibit at the event, can’t wait.
Joseph Bend, Senior Nurse at Wildbore Vetstop, said: “We are extremely excited to be participating in the very first ‘What Next’ event this year! As a leading business in Worksop, we endeavour to inspire future generations of both veterinary professionals and pet owners, to continue to improve the lives of animals.
“We hope to showcase the highly challenging yet extremely rewarding and intricate careers of our veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses; breaking down social, financial and ethical stigmas associated with the industry in order to motivate the minds of tomorrow.”
Created by Bassetlaw District Council (BDC) and funded by the North Notts BID, in partnership with the Bassetlaw Integrated Care Partnership and Futures, ‘What Next’ will introduce 15 to 19-year-old learners to the wealth of careers available to them in a multitude of sectors; in addition to post 16/18 options including Apprenticeships, A levels, Vocational Qualifications, and Higher Education.
‘What Next’ will have representatives from international, national and local employers and training organisations over seven themed zones including Engineering, Construction, Service, Technology, Health and Life Science, Land and Environment, and Education.
Cllr Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council, said: “What Next promises to be a significant opportunity for young people from across the district to go further and faster in their careers by talking directly to potential future employers and learning establishments.
“The event will also be a chance for the best of North Notts businesses and services to show the next generation what they have to offer and put themselves to the front of the queue when it comes to spotting future potential talented employees.”
Sally Gillborn, Chief Executive of North Notts BID, added: “One of the BIDs key priorities is ‘Keeping Talent Local’, and this event will enable us to inform young people of the excellent education, training and employment opportunities and will hopefully encourage employers to recruit local people.”
In addition to the main ‘What Next’ event, parents and carers will also have the chance meet and talk to businesses and education providers and support their young people with a dedicated afternoon session between 4.30pm and 6pm.
The full details of the What Next in North Notts can be found on BDC’s What Next page. Additional information about the businesses that will be exhibiting will be released over the coming weeks.
If you are a business and would like to be involved in What Next, please contact Tim Gladman, Skills Officer at Bassetlaw District Council, by emailing Tim.Gladman@bassetlaw.gov.uk or by calling 01909 533217.