Aberdeen City Council and Harlaw Academy Interactive Jobs Fair

28th September, 6-8pm, Harlaw Academy

Aberdeen City Council in conjunction with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) have launched a partnership with Harlaw Academy. The partnership aims to help raise awareness of the changing nature of employment and skills needed in the City amongst young people.

With this in mind an Interactive Jobs Fair has been organised. The event sets out to encourage pupils to think about what they want from their career at an early stage.

Aberdeen City Council will be attending the fair to promote the breadth of employment opportunities available within the organisation. There will be representation from a number of departments including Housing, Committee services, Libraries, Environmental Policy and the ACC Digital Strategy.

Councillor Angela Taylor said: “This is an opportunity for Aberdeen City Council to not only promotes ourselves as an employer of choice but also to shape the future workforce of the city. Through education and skills development at an early stage we can future proof our city's economic development and potential.

It is especially encouraging to note that many of the Harlaw Academy pupils have been involved in the organisation of the event and a small group have worked with The Chamber of Commerce to develop a survey to be used on the night.”

Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan will also be attending as a major sponsor, promoting not only the regeneration of Aberdeen City but also how this will have an impact on jobs within the city. The Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan promises to build on the city’s success and create thousands of new jobs over the course of the 25-year regeneration programme.

City Council deputy leader Councillor Marie Boulton, who chairs the cross-party City Centre Regeneration Board, said: “The Aberdeen City Centre Masterplan isn’t just about bricks and mortar – it’s about jobs and prosperity. Marischal Square, which will house a number of different businesses when it opens, is a great example of the transformation that is already taking place and improving lives in a real and meaningful way.”

A spokesperson from DYW said “Developing the Young Workforce North East Scotland has been set up to help build meaningful partnerships between employers and education to benefit young people. We are delighted that Aberdeen City Council has seen the potential in establishing a partnership with Harlaw Academy to promote the job opportunities within the council and highlight the importance of city centre masterplan”

“This new partnership is a great example of how a creative approach to engagement with schools can deliver real opportunities for young people.”