Milford jobs fair welcomes steady flow of young people through the doors
1:02pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in Milford Mercury news
JOBS FAIR: There was a steady flow of young people at the Milford Youth Matters event on Tuesday. PICTURE: Western Telegraph. (1735804)
THERE were a steady flow of young people at the Milford Youth Matters jobs fair for 16 to 25-year-olds on Tuesday (October 22).
The fair, which ran from 11am to 3pm at Milford Haven Youth Centre, included presentations from Valero, Pembrokeshire Business Initiative (PBI), PRP Training and Workways.
There were more than 10 stalls offering information about work and training opportunities, as well as volunteering and advice on job applications.
Representatives from Pembrokeshire Association of Voluntary Services (PAVS), Careers Wales, Pembrokeshire County Council, Happy Days Child Care Centres, the Army, Dyfed-Powys Police, the Prince’s Trust and Pembrokeshire College attended.
Milford Haven Youth Matters project coordinator Sian Jones, who is hoping to hold the event annually, said: “It’s been absolutely brilliant.
“It’s lovely to see such a wide range of young people coming through the doors – not just from Milford, but elsewhere in the county too.
“Parents have been bringing their children along as well, so it’s been good to chat to them about the support available for parents too.
“The feedback from young people has been really positive.”
She added: “Looking at the day as a whole, there has been a very positive attitude among young people who have responded well to the organisations that have been here.
“They have been asking a lot of questions about things they might not have been interested in before.”
Attendee Kieran Griffiths had applied for a job with Bluestone and looked at doing an engineering course.
““It has been a lovely experience, everybody has been very helpful,” he said.
“I’ve got plenty to go away with and it’s definitely been worth coming.”
PBI’s Charlotte Morgan said : “It’s nice to see different organisations come together to make young people aware of the options available to them.
“There have been lots of young people with plenty of enthusiasm.”
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