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Countryside Careers Evening: Thursday 23rd May 2024

Driffield Agricultural Society is to host its second Countryside Careers Evening showcasing the wide variety of career opportunities available in the region’s countryside economy.

This event is open to all, with a focus on secondary school students, accompanied and unaccompanied.

All are welcome to a must-see event for anyone interested in changing or starting a career in the countryside and is free to attend.

The evening runs between 4pm and 8pm on Thursday 23rd May at Driffield Showground, Kelleythorpe, near Driffield, YO25 9FB.

There will be over 50 local, national, and international companies on the evening, all requiring professional services, agricultural machinery experts, scientists, digital, IT and technology skills and agricultural expertise.

They will all promote their career opportunities; all are based either in the countryside or provide services directly to businesses that are.

There will be information on how to move on to Further and Higher Education, apprenticeships and careers.

Driffield Agricultual Society Careers Event – Driffield Showground

David Tite, Chief Executive of the Driffield Agricultural Society said: “The Countryside Careers Evening is all about inspiring the workforce of the future for a career in East Riding’s rural economy.

“It’s a superb opportunity for students, parents/carers, and teachers to meet local and national employers, businesses, colleges, and apprenticeship providers to help plan next steps and future opportunities.

Driffield Agricultual Society Careers Event – Driffield Showground

“The East Riding has over 7,000 rural businesses employing around 49,000 people.

“The range of industries are diverse with agriculture, forestry and fishing being the most common.

“With approximately 44 per cent of East Riding residents living in the countryside it is important that the next generation get the chance to see the diverse range of jobs and careers at their fingertips.”

Simply drop in on the evening, the event is free for all to attend, and all are welcome.

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