Over 56 Pupils Met More Than 15 Employers at Our Careers Event - Kibble: Specialist services & support for young people facing adversity
Posted: May 7, 2024

Kibble’s Skills Academy held their annual Industry Day and welcomed over 56 pupils including young people from other local schools. The fun careers fair was an opportunity for school leavers to start conversations with potential employers, which motivated them to think about their future plans.

The careers fair showcased over 15 employers who shared information about the various job roles available as well as the qualifications and life experience they look for in application forms. An exclusive insight was given to young people who are facing the important milestone of leaving school and beginning to think about entering the world of work. This process can understandably be overwhelming, however, the busy yet relaxed atmosphere of Industry Day helped young people get excited about the possibilities available to them.

Young people were introduced to The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS), Police Scotland, Scottish Leather Group, National Manufacturing Institute Scotland (NMIS), CREATE Paisley, Howden and more. Each stand was surrounded by young learners keen to know more about what career opportunities were suitable to them and their own interests and talents.

The fire and rescue service had young people trying on the uniform who marvelled at how heavy the outfit was. Others were fascinated by NMIS’s robots. Whereas one young person who currently attends The Skills Academy to gain qualifications in Painting and Decorating and helped redecorate St Mirren Football Club spent the time talking to Howden.

Young people of Kibble are extremely talented from playing music to acting and more. They thoroughly enjoy creative arts projects therefore CREATE Paisley was a popular stand with friendly Youth Development Managers Sam and Nicola encouraging young people to attend their weekly creative workshops.

Everyone who attended the event found it valuable and interesting. Young people appreciated hearing direct from employers and adults at the stand representing their organisation were impressed by young peoples’ enthusiasm to find a fulfilling job role.

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