School pupils given insight into world of work

TEENAGERS from Hucknall were among 600 school pupils given an insight into the world of work through a showcase entitled ‘Ambitious In Ashfield’.

The seventh annual event at the Festival Hall, Kirkby-in-Ashfield was organised by Ashfield District Council.

It was aimed at demonstrating careers and self-employment opportunities available when students leave school.

A range of employers involved included the council itself, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, the fire service, the police, supermarket chain Asda and East Midlands Airport.

Colleges were also on hand to explain vocational courses, apprenticeships and A-levels.

A ‘creative industries corner’ promoted careers in drama, dance, art, film, gaming, ceramics and photography.