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Gloucestershire Young Carers careers event

There is still time to attend today's (April 12) careers event aimed at helping young carers find jobs, research educational opportunities and apprenticeships.

Charity run by Gloucestershire Young Carers is holding a careers awareness day specifically aimed at young adult carers, aged 16 to 24, to bring them into conversation with local businesses.

Skillzone in Gloucester is the venue for the day-long event bringing employers together with young carers to talk about career opportunities in the field they represent.

This event is running until 3.30pm and will welcome around 15 representatives from local places of work, each one allowing the young adults to get a feel for the respective career option and providing them with contacts for the future.

The young adults will be invited in twos or threes to tour the tables to talk with the employers.

They are invited to 'network' at the tables sharing information about the challenges of young carers and/or job opportunities and pathways into the said careers.

Last year during the event, 15 companies were presented to 40 young adult carers.

This year, corporate participants will include: Spirax Sarco, Midcounties Co-operative, Badham's, St James's Place, Gloucestershire Police and Kohler among others.

Gloucestershire Young Carers is a charity that supports young carers from the age of five to 24, identifying the impact that being a carer has on their lives and putting in place support to reduce that impact.

Skillzone is in Tuffley Lane, Tuffley, Gloucester GL4 0AS.

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