Your Future Careers Event for SWHS Sixth Formers

Over 700 students from Wirral schools have benefited from careers advice at an event organised by Wirral Chamber of Commerce and delivered through its Young Chamber initiative.

Your Future Careers, Young Chamber’s second major careers event and by far its biggest, attracted a diverse range of Young Chamber Patrons, businesses and other organisations who discussed career opportunities with the students as they visited Prenton Park throughout the day.

Your Future Careers, Young Chamber’s second major careers event and by far its biggest, attracted a diverse range of Young Chamber Patrons, businesses and other organisations who discussed career opportunities with the students as they visited Prenton Park throughout the day.

The event raised awareness and highlighted the breadth of career options available, including work experience and apprenticeships schemes. Through Your Future Careers, young people were able to interact with businesses and talk to other employed young people to learn about their aspirations as they prepared for the world of work.

Paula Basnett, CEO, Wirral Chamber of Commerce, said, ”Through our Young Chamber initiative we have made an active commitment to support the inspirations and the aspirations of young people in an environment to receive the best possible guidance about their future careers.

She added, “We are looking to bridge the gap between education and business, and to ensure that schoolchildren have opportunities for work experience, apprenticeships, together with advice for interview preparation and guidance to help them choose the right path for their futures.”

Chambers of Commerce across England have been delivering a number of Your Future events, and, as it has grown, more than 16,500 14-24 year olds have participated nationally so far.

Mark Palios, Chairman of Tranmere Rovers, which hosted Your Future Careers at Prenton Park, was delighted at its success, he commented, “Tranmere Rovers was delighted to host such an important event as “Future Careers” in our new conference facilities at Prenton Park. As a local professional sports business with extensive business connections, we feel it is very important to help with the career development of young people on the Wirral. Tranmere Rovers is committed to make sure that opportunities are created so that we continue to develop the pool of local talent that we need both for our success and that of the local business community.”

This view was echoed by Paula Basnett, who summarised, “Through Wirral Chamber of Commerce, businesses can access links to the fantastic pool of talent which exists within our educational sector. We will continue to provide the forum so that both schools and the business community can work closer together and inspire the skillsets, innovation and enterprise our young people will be able to offer in abundance.”

Patrons Attending:
•Holiday Inn Express, Hoylake
•AEV
•Apollo Care
•The Contact Company
•Kimpton
•McEwan Wallace Accountancy
•NW Systems
•Progress to Excellence
•Tranmere Rovers
•Vigo IT

Non-Patron companies attending:
•Gareth Jones – Apprenticeship and Skills Manager Wirral – Apprenticeship Hub
•Daisy and Jake’s Day Nursery
•O2 / Telefonica
•Barclays Bank
•Unilever
•Whitfield Business Hub
•Royal Navy
•EURES – Careers Abroad (Job Centre)
•SquareOne Training
•Giggle Software
•Wirral NHS
•Healthwatch Wirral
•Edge Hill University
•Andrew Collinge Hair
•Liverpool John Moores
•Army
•Jaguar Landrover
•Randstad Education
•Charnwood Catering and Hospitality
•Reaseheath College
•Hugh Baird College
•Wirral Met – STEM Team
•KPMG
•Carillion Building and Construction
•Maritime and Engineering College North West
•Emma Rodgers – Art
•Caroline – St Helens Chamber

*Article sourced from Wirral Chamber of Commerce