Pythons, Owls, Cattle and Careers at the Great Yorkshire Showground
Around 2,000 young people converged on the Great Yorkshire Showground today (Tuesday) for the annual careers event for a taste of everything from farming to land agency to construction to becoming a vet.
Entitled “Careers in Focus” the event is organized by the Yorkshire Agricultural Society and showcases a wide range of employment opportunities, as well as encouraging the students to start their own businesses. Secondary school pupils from across the region attended and were able to chat to experts and take part in a wide range of work shops.
Careers in Focus is supported by The Prince’s Countryside Fund.
8 October 2013
Judy Thompson, PR Manager, Yorkshire Agricultural Society – 01423 546215 or email@example.com
YORKSHIRE AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY:
The Yorkshire Agricultural Society was formed in 1837 and is a charity dedicated to supporting the farming industry and rural life. This ranges from educational initiatives to the Society’s Nuffield Scholarships to hosting the Yorkshire Rural Support Network. The Society is based at the Regional Agricultural Centre, Harrogate; the RAC includes Fodder, the Society’s award winning regional food shop and café which opened in June 2009.
The Society is the organiser of the annual farming and country showcase, the Great Yorkshire Show and its sister event, Countryside Live. Both take place at the Great Yorkshire Showground, Harrogate, North Yorkshire and are flagship events for agriculture and rural life. Dates for the 2014 Great Yorkshire Show are Tuesday 8 – Thursday 10 July and Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October are the dates for the 2013 Countryside Live. Tickets for Countryside Live are now on sale, see - www.countrysidelive.co.uk. See also www.yas.co.uk and www.greatyorkshireshow.co.uk