Teens can boost CVs by volunteering at careers events

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Young people with UCAS applications or CVs on their minds are urged to volunteer at Derbyshire’s biggest careers event.

Derbyshire County Council is looking for enthusiastic and confident 16 to 19 year olds to act as guides at Derbyshire Skills Festival, which takes place at three venues in September.

The volunteers will wear a branded t-shirt, help people who are lost, direct people to the many stands and get a genuine volunteering opportunity that will boost their CV or UCAS application.

More than 10,000 young people are expected to attend the festival, to explore their options after finishing their GCSEs. They can find out about college, sixth form, training and apprenticeships.

Councillor Damien Greenhalgh, Deputy Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I am delighted we are able to provide this great opportunity to young people which will help to improve and develop their skills for the future.

“Also with the current job market and university places becoming increasingly competitive, it is an additional experience to add to their CV or bolster their university applications.”

All of the events start at 3.30pm and finish at around 8pm. Volunteers are expected to arrive at 2pm.

The events are taking place at: Pride Park, Derby, on Wednesday, September 18 and Thursday, September 19; University of Derby at Buxton on Tuesday, September 24 and Proact Stadium, Chesterfield on Wednesday, September 25.

For details visit www.derbyshire.gov.uk/volunteer