Business Community Urged to Sign up for Skills Event

Business and education leaders across Suffolk have come together this week to encourage participation in this year’s Suffolk Skills Show.

Now in its fifth year, the event will run on Wednesday 17th October and is expected to welcome in the region of 4,500 visitors and 100 exhibitors.

Organisers say that this year, with all sectors facing challenges in recruitment, retention and training, the event will be a more worthwhile occasion than ever before.

“Skills and careers shows are an excellent way for employers, job seekers and young people making careers decisions to find out about the range of support, training and employment opportunities available in the region and beyond,” said Dayle Bayliss, Chairman of the The Suffolk Skills Show.

“Recruitment across all sectors is challenging, and targeting young people is key to ensuring a sustainable workforce for the area’s future growth and prosperity.

“Employers report there is continuing pressure to fill new jobs, replace those who retire and compete against external demand from neighbouring areas and other regions.”

Run in association with Suffolk County Council, with support from the Suffolk Chamber of Commerce, the event is to be staged at Trinity Park – home to the Suffolk Show.

Councillor Gordon Jones, Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Skills, said: “Suffolk County Council are delighted to be the lead partner for the 2018 Suffolk Skills Show. This event provides a unique opportunity for a young person to explore a wide range of local employment sectors and talk to the key employers in Suffolk.”

Jane Townsend is the acting principal at Easton and Otley College, added: “Easton and Otley is once again delighted to be supporting the Suffolk Skills Show that takes place at Trinity Park later in the year.”

“For the last three years we have played a leading role in helping bring this careers event to life for thousands of young people who are living in the county.”

Further details on this years event and how to exhibit: expressions of interest in sponsorship and are invited to email or contact ‘Event’ on 01473 712330


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