Young people in Milton Keynes invited to Council's first ‘Opportunities Fair’

    On 1st December, Central Library will welcome families for a special event aimed at young people aged 16+ who are not yet in employment, education, or training.

    The first Young People’s Opportunities Fair will bring together more than a dozen organisations from across Milton Keynes.  Visitors will be able to drop in to learn about work experience, traineeships and apprenticeships as well as education and local employment opportunities.

    Representatives from a wide range of companies, charities and organisations including Milton Keynes Council, Willen Hospice, MK Dons and the Princes Trust will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on what is available.

    Cllr Zoe Nolan, Cabinet Member for Children and Families, said: “The transition from school to apprenticeships or full time work, can be a daunting experience for young people.  Across Milton Keynes, we have a fantastic network of local businesses and organisations who can help young people to take their first steps. 

    "Everyone has a different journey and whether you’re looking for work experience, guidance on how to find your ideal job or just want to know what is locally available, this event is for you.”

    “All young people aged 16+ and their families and carers are invited to this free event.  No appointment is needed and you can drop in at a time that suits you.”

    Families and young people wishing to learn more can contact youth@milton-keynes.gov.uk or call 01908 254410.  For organisations wanting to get involved, please email Andrew.Ferguson@milton-keynes.gov.uk.

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