News Free family fun day with businesses Get Inspired Southampton is returning this October at O2 Guildhall Southampton on Saturday 14th October 2017, 10am – 3pm. Young people and their families can attend the free Get Inspired Southampton event, showcasing the wide range of future employment opportunities and careers available in the region. Businesses will be providing interactive activities for all the family to inspire young people and educate them about different industries and career options available. Suzanne Lewis, EBP Project Manager said, “It’s the interactive activities that make it a fun day out for the family. Young People are inadvertently learning about the industries and career opportunities as they take part and get involved. I’d highly recommend the event to all families with a child/children of senior school age.” The event is great way of helping young people to learn about the various careers and training options that are right on their doorstep, planting a seed to raise their career aspirations from an early age and inspiring them to aim high. It’s important that young people selecting their GCSE options have an understanding of possible career pathways as some subjects maybe required to allow them to take their next step. There will be a range of organisations including high profile businesses from across the city attending the event. Many businesses recognise there is a skills gap, helping to inspire young people into careers from an early age is essential to help overcome this. This free event is a family fun day aimed at young people aged 10-16. The event is organised with EBP South in partnership with Southampton Careers Inspiration Group and is hosted by O2 Guildhall Southampton.