An annual jobs and training fair is being held in Keighley next week.

Over 20 organisations – including 02, the ambulance service and Craven College – will be represented at Wednesday’s event in the Airedale Shopping Centre.

Organiser is Gentle Community, a social project arm of an IT company owned by Rukun Ahmed. He said: “The event focuses on the whole community, with a particular emphasis on 16-to-24-year-olds as well as those who’ve maybe not had a proper education.

“We want to tell people about the range of opportunities available to them. Whether they need help applying for a job or dream of starting their own business, we can assist people through the process from start to finish.”

Among those encouraging people to attend is 18-year-old estate agent Mac Thompson. The young apprenticeship scheme he is on will be showcased at the fair.

“I really enjoy being an apprentice as I get to learn on the job while getting paid and have gained many new and transferable skills,” said Mac, who is employed by Ingham’s Lettings Agents four days a week and attends Craven College one day.

The event runs from 10am to 2.30pm on the Queensway Mall.

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