North East businesses give young people ‘tools to make informed decisions’ on careers

Leading businesses across the North East are giving people a unique opportunity this week.

Monday, 17th June 2019, 3:17 pm
Updated Monday, 24th June 2019, 10:40 am
John Green, Deborah Scott, Steve Imram, Jill Colbert, Wendy Price, Tony Davidson, Sharon Appleby, Alex Hammand, Amy Porter, and Jane Thompson

Young people in Sunderland are being given the opportunity to gain the expertise they need to make informed career choices in Work Discovery Week, which runs until Friday

The event kicked off with a full day at the Stadium of Light with a careers fair, workshops and hands-on activities for almost 1,000 young people.

A range of other activities are planned throughout the week, culminating in a Dragon’s Den style business challenge on Friday.

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Work Discovery Week, which is now in its seventh year, takes place because of the financial support given by a wide range of leading sponsors and key partners.

John Green, co-chair of the Business Schools Task Group, which runs the Work Discovery Sunderland programme and Work Discovery Week, expressed his gratitude to the sponsors.

“If it wasn’t for the continued financial support of our sponsors plus the support given in kind by the 40 plus other businesses who give their time to Work Discovery Week and throughout the year, the programme just couldn’t happen,” said John, who is also retail liaison manager at the Bridges.

“Work Discovery Week is so important in giving young people the tools to make informed decisions on their career choices and we look forward to helping a whole host of new students when they take part next week.”

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