Bracknell Careers Event

25 January 2012, 05:00 | Updated: 25 January 2012, 14:23

More than 70 employers from across Bracknell will be at the event, offering Year 11 pupils advice about getting into work.

The day is run by Bracknell Forest Partnership, a collaboration between councils, emergency services, health services, businesses and the community.

70 businesses, including Sainsbury's and First Bus will be there to offer pupils information and help about getting into the world of work.

David Cook, chairman of the Bracknell Forest Economic & Skills Development Partnership, said:

"We believe this careers event offers an enormous boost to the employment and training prospects of the young people in the borough.

"And we hope that as many of them will take advantage of the vast pool of information, ideas and advice that will be available on the day, in the weeks before and in the months after.

"This is also a great opportunity for employers to showcase their businesses and to outline the kinds of employees they will need in the future to make their enterprises expand and grow."

Councillor Mrs Mary Ballin said:

"This is a very important initiative to give the borough's young people every opportunity to get into employment and training.

"The Bracknell Forest Partnership and the sponsors are working hard to make this careers event an outstanding success on the day. But we also hope it will leave a legacy that will benefit young people in Bracknell Forest in years to come."