Jobs fair in Angell Town lets youngsters try out possible careers

Eight industries will be showcased at the Futures Festival tomorrow, October 25 where
young people aged 14-25 will be encouraged to learn trying out the job they want.
Aspiration Trackers​ will be used to monitor their personal development and interests
throughout the day. Career development experts Spiral Skills will then analyse the
information to ensure young people are supported into a career that best suits their
abilities and aspirations.
Futures Festival​ is part of a community-led scheme to help young people from Angell
Town get into work and establish careers in industries they love.
The industries taking part are construction and engineering, creative arts & media,
tourism & hospitality, health and social care, business and finance, media and tech,
entrepreneurialism, music and food.
The event is free for young people to attend, and young participants earn their access to
free lunch, sports activities, and entertainment by engaging with 3 or more activities
available to them on the day. There’s a subsidised food market with traders from ​KERB
and some ice cream from Ben & Jerry’s for desert.
Also on the menu is live music by young talents from ​School Ground Sounds​, sport
activities from ​Football Beyond Borders​ and ​Dwaynamics​ alongside an ​Angell Town
community market.
The event is a collaboration led by ​Spiral Skills​ with co-organisers ​Big Local Impact
Brixton​ and the Angell Town Funded Groups. It is sponsored by the ​Big Lottery​, The
London Community Foundation​ and the ​Tom’s Trust.
Emma Allen, Chief Marketing & Operations Officer at Spiral Skills​ said: “​We aim to give 300 local young people the opportunity to develop their career goals,
with interactive activities and a support network comprised of over 50 contributing
organisations. It’s all about getting them excited for their future, building their
confidence, and boosting their access to employment, apprenticeship and training
opportunities.”
Futures Festival will be at St John’s Primary School in Angell Town on October 25 from noon-5pm.

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