Last week Stephen Metcalfe, local MP for South Basildon and East Thurrock, supported Opportunity Thurrock at the Backstage Centre, Purfleet.
Opportunity Thurrock is a borough wide Careers and Further Education Fair produced in partnership with Thurrock schools, further education providers, Thurrock Council and local businesses.
The Fair aims to inspire residents by showcasing the breadth of career opportunities available in Thurrock and to provide practical advice, information, and guidance on applying to jobs and routes into employment.
Over 1500 students made the most of Opportunity Thurrock as well as parents and adults later on in the day.
The local MP commented: “This was a fantastic event showcasing some of the best of Thurrock’s employment opportunities. Visitors to the Fair will have seen the variety of opportunities on offer and I hope they were able to make the most of the advice and guidance from the experts. Most importantly I hope that they left motivated and inspired to make some great career choices.”
“It was brilliant to see so many local organisations collaborating to put on such a great event and I would like to thank all involved in doing so. I am already looking forward to an even bigger and better event next year!”