Youngsters will get the chance to learn about the different jobs and apprenticeships on offer across the district at a careers event.
The Wakefield Careers Evening takes place at Unity Works on Wednesday April 27, from 5pm to 8pm.
The event will provide young people with information on how apprenticeships can lead to rewarding careers and advanced, higher and degree level opportunities.
Visitors will also be able to find out more about the 170 current job vacancies that are being advertised around the district.
Coun Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Skills, said: “This is an excellent chance, for those who are interested, to meet local employers who can demonstrate how apprenticeships can be the start of a long and successful career.
There are a lot of opportunities in the district and this event will showcase those to young people helping them to take that first step on the career ladder.
“I encourage as many people as possible to go along and see how they can gain the skills and experience needed to reach their full potential.”
More than 30 employers will attend the event to discuss jobs that are up for grabs.
These include roles such as an engineering technician for for Coca Cola, marketing apprentice for 6B Digital, facilities management apprentice for Unity Works, IT technician for Doogood Recycling and apprentice lab technician for Structural Soils Limited.
Others include jobs as an equestrian care apprentice for KJ Carr Limited, apprentice chef for Iris Restaurant and electrical and plumbing apprentices for Redrow Homes.