Youngsters flock to Barking careers day

Barking-based UKON Careers held a business day at the Ripple Centre, Barking.

Barking-based UKON Careers held a business day at the Ripple Centre, Barking. - Credit: Archant

More than 150 young people gained a valuable insight into possible career pathways at an inaugural careers event.

Barking-based UKON Careers held a business day at the Ripple Centre, Barking.

Barking-based UKON Careers held a business day at the Ripple Centre, Barking. - Credit: Archant

Former careers adviser Ros Alexander, 54, launched Barking-based UKON Careers in September 2013, and hosted her company’s first event on Monday at the Ripple Centre.

Featuring a motivational speaker, a poet and representatives from the likes of Barking and Dagenham College, UCAS and the Met, youngsters and their parents caught a glimpse of the options open to them.

“It was such an awesome day,” said Ros, who was joined by Mayor of Barking and Dagenham Cllr Elizabeth Kangethe and a host of young local graduates.

“It was the young people making it happen, sharing their skills and experience with others.


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“It’s amazing that we can do something like this in Barking and Dagenham, and next year it will be even bigger and better.”

For more information visit ukoncareers.com

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