Leyland Zone to hold careers event for youths

Labour councillor for Leyland, Matthew Tomlinson.
Labour councillor for Leyland, Matthew Tomlinson.
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A jobs, training and careers event for young people aged 16 to 19 will take place in Leyland this month.

The event will take place at the Zone, Leyland Young People’s Service InfoCentre in West Paddock on Tuesday, September 15 between 6pm and 8pm.

Organised by Lancashire County Council’s Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service, it will see colleges and training providers on hand with advice and information for young people.

Jobs, apprenticeships, traineeships and training opportunities will be available for young people to find out about on the night.

Experienced staff from the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service will be at the event to help young people with job applications during the evening or to point them in the direction of the most appropriate training provider to suit their needs.

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, cabinet member for children, young people and schools, said: “Anyone leaving school or college who is unsure about what to do next, or 16- to -19 – year olds who are currently not in employment, education or training would find attending this event particularly useful.

“We hold these events to help and encourage young people to gain further qualifications and get a job or an apprenticeship. Any young person going along to them will get impartial information, advice and guidance to help them to progress.”

Free refreshments will be provided for young people and their parents attending the event.

Young people attending the event will also be entered in to a competition to win prizes including clothing vouchers.

For more information about the event, contact Louise Haigh on 01772 426850, email louise.haigh@lancashire.gov.uk or pop in to the Zone.