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Record number of businesses to take part in 2014 Opportunity Knocks

Opportunity Knocks, now in its fourth year, has become a firm fixture with Ryedale secondary schools and gives more than 250 students from years 9, 10 11, 12 and 13 the chance to interact with over 23 local businesses to raise their awareness about local career opportunities.

The one day event, which is organised by a team led by Ryedale District Council, North Yorkshire Business Education Partnership Ltd and Derwent Training, will be held at Lady Lumley’s School from 9am on Wednesday 19 November 2014.

Due to popular demand the event is also open early evening to parents and all students from the four schools between 5pm – 7pm.

A booklet will be provided for all students, giving details of each company, including information about what they do and how they work. The students will spend time at each stand during their visit to ensure they actively participate and benefit as much as possible from the day.

Opp_knocks_apprenticesBusinesses from a range of sectors are taking part: Forum Energy Technologies (UK) Ltd, Swinton Technology, North York Moors National Park, Ryetools Ltd, Derwent Training Association, Rosti, Ryedale Folk Museum, The Wilf Ward Family Trust, Tyro Training, Yormed, North Yorkshire County Council, Jobcentre Plus, James Fisher Nuclear, Ellis Patents, Micro Metalsmiths. The Talbot Hotel, Access to Music, Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group, Third Energy UK Gas, McClarrons Insurance, Askham Bryan College and JTL Training.

Photo shows Cllr Linda Cowling, Leader of Ryedale District Council, with apprentices Abi and Kirsty at last year’s Opportunity Knocks

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