North East businesses are being invited to showcase their companies to Sunderland students at a careers event this summer.

With just over a month to go until Work Discovery Week 2018, organisers are encouraging companies to sign up now if they want to ensure they get a stand at the opening day careers fair.

Now in its sixth year, Work Discovery Week is part of the highly successful Work Discovery Sunderland programme, designed to help students develop skills and gain insight into various industries before they choose their career path.

The annual event, which is supported by Sunderland City Council, SAFC and the NEECC, opens with a careers fair at the Stadium of Light, featuring trade and information stands, workshops, challenges and hands-on activities.

It will be visited by around 1000 young people who attend the opening day, and gives businesses the opportunity to highlight their sector and showcase the career prospects within their particular industry.

Now organisers are urging firms which want to get involved to book their stands now so as not to miss out.

“The careers fair is a vital part of Work Discovery Week, it’s a chance for the city’s students to learn all about some of the region’s biggest industries and companies,” said Paul McEldon, co-chair of Work Discovery Sunderland.

“It’s an event which is beneficial to the young people and the businesses alike, and has always proved to be a huge success.

“For firms, it offers the chance to reach those who will soon be looking for employment opportunities, while the teenagers can meet the staff and ask questions, so we find it’s something which works well for everyone involved.”

Work Discovery Week 2018 will run from 25-29 June, and has already won support from numerous major sponsors, including MAKE IT Sunderland, Sunderland College, the University of Sunderland, the Bridges, Gentoo, Liebherr, Nissan and Calsonic Kansei.

Stands at this year’s career fair cost £200 plus VAT and any businesses interested in booking one can email: [email protected] or contact Sorted PR on 0191 265 6111 for further information

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