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Boris Johnson opens Skills London 2012

London Mayor, Boris Johnson today launched London’s biggest careers and skills event, Skills London at ExCel London. Over the next two days, some  30,000 15 – 24 year olds will be able to explore opportunities for jobs, apprenticeships or further study, with schools visiting from every borough across the Capital.

Business and government are concerned about youth unemployment in the Capital and the impact this has not only for young people themselves but also for London’s role as a leading global talent hub. Skills London aims to address that; it is a hands-on event that will match young people from across London with top employers, universities, colleges, training providers and careers advisers who will be ready to help them reach their potential.  With skills demonstrations and interactive features, real people and real jobs, it’s the one place to find out everything about careers, training and skills.

London First has run Skills London since 2005. This year the event is being delivered in partnership with Prospects and supported by the National Apprenticeship Service and the Mayor of London, to take place on 23 and 24 November.

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