Over 1,000 Year 9 students to participate in LiNCHigher's World of Work festival

LiNCHigher are set to welcome over 1,000 Year 9 Boston students for the first World of Work Festival on February 14.

The event will take place at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Boston between 10am and 3pm and aims to pair students with employers to network and help increase their career prospects.

More than 25 employers will be at the World of Work Festival, with some giving demonstrations to students. Representatives from the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge will be part of the nine higher education qualification providers who will also be attending.

Event organisers have told employers attending the event to not bring any sweets or pens, with the emphasis on students to network with the employers with the possibility of future work experience. 

Workshops will be running throughout the day from the University of Oxford, Branston Potatoes, Anglian Water plus many more to help and inspire the Boston students about their career prospects. 

One of the event organisers, Jo Winterbourne, said: “This is about enthusing and inspiring young people to realise that Lincolnshire as a county has a huge amount to offer that they don’t need to move away to be able to fulfil their dreams.

“We’re linking this to the Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership World of Work website, looking at areas where there is a need for employment across the county. 

Project Officer for LiNCHigher, Helen Lee, said: “We wanted to do something different where students have an experience with an employer to take away with a memory instead of sweets, pens and pieces of paper.

“Students will be given lanyards and they must gain contact information from many employers throughout the event so they can leave the day having met someone who could help further their career.”

The event is supported by LiNCHigher Ambassadors, STEM Ambassadors and Boston Council.

Invites have been sent to the schools in Boston and LiNCHigher are funding the transport for the schools to attend the event. Any questions about the event please contact Joanna.winterbourne@me.com