‘WhatNext in North Notts’ returns to Bassetlaw

‘WhatNext in North Notts’ returns to Bassetlaw

‘WhatNext in North Notts’, a series of careers advice and guidance events delivered by Bassetlaw District Council and sponsored by North Notts BID, will be coming to Worksop and Retford to help young people, parents, job seekers and career changers make informed choices about their education and career opportunities.

At each event around 35 exhibitors including businesses, services and education providers will showcase a range of the career and education options available in North Nottinghamshire. The events will also help to shape the future workforce and connect businesses with potential talent. 

The event for Retford will be hosted by Retford Post 16 Centre and take place on 9 March 2022 to coincide with National Careers Week. Local students will visit between 9:00am – 3:30pm, with the public able to attend from 3:30pm – 5:00pm.

For Worksop, WhatNext will ensue on 20 April 2022 at Outwood Academy Valley. School bookings will commence at 08:30am – 2:30pm and the public opening will follow from 2:30pm – 4:30pm.

David Tomlinson, Director at Moody Direct Ltd said: "The WhatNext events are a fantastic way to put us directly in front of young people. We can show them what opportunities are available to them locally, without the need to go to university. In the past we've struggled to recruit apprentices as awareness of what can actually be gained from an engineering apprenticeship is limited. That's why it's important to us to be at the WhatNext events and improve young people's understanding of what's available to them in their local community."

Cllr Simon Greaves, Leader of Bassetlaw District Council said, “WhatNext is a significant opportunity for people across the district to go further and faster in their careers by talking directly to potential future employers and learning establishments.

These events are also a chance for local businesses and services to show what they have to offer and engage with potential future employees.”

Sally Gillborn, Chief Executive of North Notts BID, added: “One of the BIDs key priorities is ‘Keeping Talent Local’. The WhatNext events enable us to inform people of the excellent local education, training and employment opportunities that are available, and will hopefully encourage employers to recruit locally.”

WhatNext in North Notts is made possible through support and sponsorship from the North Notts BID and partnership working with the North Notts Skills and Employment Board, North Notts Skills Partnership and North Notts Careers Hub.

The full details of WhatNext in North Notts can be found at: www.bassetlaw.gov.uk/whatnext. Additional information about the businesses that will be exhibiting will be released over the coming weeks on the Council’s website and social media pages:

Last Updated on Friday, October 21, 2022