Returning for a 5th year Jobs Roadshow will see around 70 employers with live vacancies come face to face with young people at Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange on Wednesday 4 March 2020 with the aim to get Scotland’s future workforce Informed, Inspired and Hired.

It is anticipated that over 1,500 vacancies will be profiled at the event making it the best place to find out about the opportunities available after leaving school or college. These vacancies include Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships, paid school leaver internships and full and part time job opportunities.

Jobs Roadshow 2019 saw over 1300 young people about to join the workforce connect with 72 businesses profiling over 2000 live opportunities. Employers were impressed by the level of the talent, confidence and drive the young people expressed at the event.

Rochelle Burgess, Associate Director, Edinburgh St James states;

‘Many young people may not be aware of the broad range of jobs and careers available in Retail, Hospitality and Tourism. Jobs Roadshow provided us with a great opportunity to share this information and inspire attendees to consider working in these sectors. We look for people who are passionate about people and many of the young people in attendance stood out on the day’

At last year’s event we asked young people to give one word to describe their experience, here is what they said;

At the event, young people will learn about the jobs of the future and the skills required to future proof their careers. They will also have the opportunity to get hints and tips on CVs and application forms through interactive workshops led by employers and tailored support from Skills Development Scotland.

When considering future careers it is important to know that between 2017 and 2027 it is estimated that there will be approximately 230,000 job openings in Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. 81.5% of these will be replacement jobs and 18.5% will be due to growth in the economy.

While young people can book beforehand through their schools or college, they can also drop in on the day without booking. Developing the Young Workforce Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian (DYW) are also welcoming parents as we know the importance of involving them in activities like this.

Michelle Fenwick, Programme Director, DYW Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian states;

 ‘94% of the young people surveyed at Jobs Roadshow 2019 felt more informed about jobs and careers and 87% said they felt more inspired to consider jobs/sectors they didn’t know about before. For employers wishing to profile themselves as an employer of choice and for those with roles that are not as visible to young people, Jobs Roadshow provides the perfect platform for influence and inspiration.’

For more information please contact the DYW team via email.