OVER 3,000 students from across Thurrock and Brentwood arrived at London Cruise Terminal in Tilbury on Wednesday (4 October 2017) for Thurrock Council’s sixth annual Opportunity Thurrock – the region’s largest careers and further education expo.
Young people from every school, academy and college in Thurrock were in attendance to receive insight and advice from over 120 exhibitors, including local employers from the private and public sectors, colleges and universities.
Mayor of Thurrock, Cllr Tunde Ojetola, also attended the event and spent an hour meeting students and exhibitors. Speaking at the event, he said: “It is truly inspirational to see so many young people exploring the many opportunities available to them in their own borough and beyond.
“I am very thankful to the council staff, employers, colleges and universities who make this wonderful event possible.”
Cllr James Halden, Portfolio Holder for Education and Health, commented after the event: “What Opportunity Thurrock does so well is it shows young people the huge variety of exciting possibilities they can pursue in the years ahead.
“If any young people in Thurrock are feeling unsure about their options or want help in choosing or finding their next step, I would urge them to visit Inspire Youth Hub [24-28 Orsett Road, Grays] the base for the council’s award-winning employability and skills team and career guidance services. Staff are available year-round to help any young people up to age 29 with their career choices.”