Young jobseekers are being urged to attend a special event tomorrow designed to help them into the world of work.

Employers at Oxford’s first Youth Job Fair will be offering dozens of apprenticeships and jobs in a bid to tackle the growing problem of youth unemployment.

The event at Oxford Town Hall tomorrow will include apprenticeship opportunities in childcare, printing, plumbing, translating, sports coaching and the motor industry with major local employers including BMW and Unipart.

Job vacancies are also on offer from the private, public and voluntary sector and range from desktop publishing and marketing to aerospace and engineering roles. The event is aimed specifically at 16 to 25-year-olds but organisers say anyone can attend the event to obtain more information about career opportunities.

Candidates are being advised to dress smartly as interviews may take place on the day.

The fair, which runs from to 10am to 5pm, was organised by three students from Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, Rebecca North, Fiona Callaghan and Jessica Jose, along with Caylun Phillips, a human resources apprentice at Oxford City Council.

Councillor Antonia Bance, board member for stronger communities, who is opening the event, said: “It’s great the Youth Job Fair is at the Town Hall and inspiring that young people are involved in the project management.”

Various agencies will be on hand to help with writing CVs and refining interview techniques.

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