A virtual event aimed at bringing together employers in the Watford area with school students is taking place next month.

In partnership with Watford Borough Council, Watford Chamber of Commerce is hosting Generation Watford on Tuesday, March 9 to provide young people with a unique view and understanding of upcoming training opportunities and careers. It also gives businesses an avenue to advertise their work and vacancies. 

Furthermore, Generation Watford aims to show businesses the power of young people, as evidenced by the Chamber employing apprentices and their involvement in the Government's Kickstarter scheme.

Bronwen Lunniss, the latest Kickstarter to join the Chamber, explained how pivotal this event could be. 

She said: "When I was at school, I would have loved to have had Generation Watford. It's so beneficial and interesting to hear from and speak to local businesses. And it's not something that young people really get the opportunity to do."

"You need experience to get through the door, but you need to get through the door to get experience. Generation Watford helps us open it." 

Aside from the impact on young people, employers will have a platform to talk about their businesses and why students should aspire to work with them. It will allow businesses to "raise awareness of future careers and training opportunities within their organisation and industry".

Bronwen also pointed out the benefit for businesses, explaining: "Young people have loads of fresh and new ideas, and they can provide some skills that businesses might be struggling to find.

"We are always looking to learn, and we can accomplish a lot when learning about something we're passionate about. We have a fire in our belly, and hopefully this event will let potential employers see that, too".

Generation Watford is supported by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership, HOP and Camelot. 

If you'd like to take part or learn more, visit www.watfordcareersfair.com/about.