Midlothian jobs roadshow unites young people and employers

Midlothian teenager David More (17) speaks with Scottish Power at one of the roadshows

Midlothian teenager David More (17) speaks with Scottish Power at one of the roadshows

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More than 850 young people set to join the workforce have met with 100 recruiting businesses at jobs roadshows across the Lothians.

One of the events was held at the National Mining Museum Scotland, Newtongrange, while there were similar roadshows in Edinburgh and East Lothian.

The roadshows were the first organised events held by the Regional “Developing Young Workfoce” (DYW) group.

David More (17) from Newbattle High School, said: “I thought that the Jobs Roadshow was very useful and informative. It gave me the opportunity to speak to different employers about qualifications required, applications and how to go about filling them in.”

Midlothian Council chief executive Kenneth Lawrie added: “The young people I spoke to at the mining museum event were enthusiastic and determined to explore the numerous opportunities on offer.”

Ian Hay, training and development manager at MacTaggart Scott, said: “It was a great opportunity to inform young people of the Modern Apprenticeship roles we have available and encourage them to apply.”