Generation Welwyn Hatfield Careers Fair returned!

councillors, students and staff at a stand.

Students from across the borough had the opportunity to network with over 50 local businesses at a careers fair that was held today (Friday 9 February) at the Fielder Centre in Hatfield.

In its second year, The Generation Welwyn Hatfield Careers Fair, which was organised by Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council in conjunction with the Hertfordshire LEP, highlighted different job sectors and opportunities open to young people. In the morning, year 11 students from local schools had the opportunity to network with local businesses, finding out about roles and opportunities with brands and organisations including Barclays Bank, Lovells, the NHS, Royal Air Force and Herts Fire and Rescue service.  In the afternoon residents, including students from any year group and their parents or carers, visited the fair to find out more about opportunities with these employers and more.  

The overall aims of the event were to: 

  • Help residents and young people network with employers 

  • Teach young people about a variety of local jobs and industries 

  • Educate students about the varied routes into work 

  • Enable teachers and school staff to interact and network with employers                                                                                                                                  

Cllr Duncan Jones, Executive Member resources and portfolio holder for business and economics, said:

"We were proud to support this event, as it aligned with our mission to create a prosperous, vibrant, and inclusive community in Welwyn Hatfield. We believe that investing in the skills and talents of our young people is essential for the future success of our local economy and society. Thank you to all the employers who generously participated. Your presence and contribution were invaluable to our young people, as you provided them with real-world insights, guidance, and inspiration.” 

This careers fair was supported by the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. 

Published: 12th February 2024