Promoting the Sector to Powys Youth

Mid Wales Manufacturing Group were delighted to take part in the Choose Your Future Powys Careers Festival held on 7th March 2018 at the Royal Welsh Showground in Builth Wells.

Around 3,000 pupils from across Powys attended the event.  The interactive careers and skills festival is organised by the Positive Pathways Powys partnership – a multi-agency group made up of Powys County Council, Careers Wales, Secondary schools in the county, the NPTC Group of Colleges, Cambrian Training and the Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations. The partnership aims to highlight to young people the opportunities available to them when they leave school or college.

Exhibitors from a wide range of sectors including many members were present on the day along with representation from universities, colleges, private and public sector employers and the voluntary sector, giving young people the opportunity to hear from industry experts first hand.

The 2016 winner of BBC TV’s The Apprentice, Alana Spencer, was guest speaker at the event passed on her experiences to High School, Special School and College students from across the county.  The mid-Wales based businesswoman took first place in the 2016 series, winning £250,000 in prize money for her business. Lord Alan Sugar, the face of the series, continues to play an instrumental role in supporting her business.

The 2018 Powys Careers Festival was sponsored by The Royal Welsh Agricultural Society, Cambrian Training Company/ Cwmni Hyfforddiant Cambrian, Powys Secondary Schools, North & Mid Wales Reaching Wider Partnership’s Regional Operational Group, West Ent Ltd audio visual and event production, Compact Orbital Gears, Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors and Kier Construction.

Ceri Stephens