Wakefield Works scheme was a success

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Hundreds of young people have benefited from real life work experience and guidance from local business people, thanks to the Wakefield Works scheme.

The initiative, now in its third year, gives 16 to 25-year-olds a chance to speak to senior managers and leaders, find out what it’s like to work in different sectors and discover what skills and qualifications are needed to work in an industry.

The jobs fair is part of the Wakefield Works initiative (backed by the Express). Businesses from Wakefield Works will be meeting candidates to offer different opportunities. (W542D436)

The jobs fair is part of the Wakefield Works initiative (backed by the Express). Businesses from Wakefield Works will be meeting candidates to offer different opportunities. (W542D436)

More than 140 people turned up to an inaugural jobs fair, run in conjunction with Wakefield Council, to find out what apprenticeships and placements were on offer.

The scheme was supported by a number of firms, including the Wakefield Express, First Choice Recruitment, Beaumont Legal, Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, Next Distribution and Harvard Engineering.