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Home > News > New festival exploring exciting careers comes to Stowmarket

New festival exploring exciting careers comes to Stowmarket

Posted by Communications on 5 October 2021 | Comments

Students are being invited to find out how to get a job in film, music or gaming as well as a range of other careers and opportunities during an exciting new festival coming to Stowmarket this half term.

The four-day event, called “Careeriosity” is running between 25 – 28 October, and will bring together a range of organisations and experts including Screen Suffolk, John Peel Centre, Prima Donna Festival, Apprenticeship Suffolk, West Suffolk College, Menta, Kinetic Science, and the Museum of East Anglian Life to showcase some of the vast range of exciting opportunities available to young people here in Suffolk.

The sessions are free to attend and cover a wide range of topics such as event management, music and film production, games development, self-employment sports science, artificial intelligence, and forensics.

Aimed at students between the ages of 14-19, sessions will offer practical tips and guidance on different career paths as well as hands-on experience and workshops to provide a taster of the media, tech, and creative job opportunities available in the county. There are also events for aimed at younger students between the ages of 9-12yrs.

While the sessions are free to attend, places must be booked in advance by visiting the Careeriosity website.

Commenting on the Careeriosity event, Cllr Gerard Brewster, cabinet member for economic growth said:

“Many young people maybe unaware of the range of innovative and exciting job opportunities that are available in the region. I am delighted that we have been able to bring together some of the leading organisations and industry experts to inspire students to find out more about the creative and skilled careers that they could follow.”

Organised by Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils, the Careeriosity Festival is funded through the government’s Welcome Back Fund, to help support young people within the region to explore careers within Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM).

Music industry expert and director of the Primadonna Festival Jane Dyball will be leading a workshop about the music and events industry during the Careeriosity Festival and commented:

“This event is a real opportunity to find out what different creative jobs are available here in Suffolk. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to put on a music festival, curate an exhibition or stand behind a camera for a blockbuster series or just explore different career opportunities, then this festival is for you.

“There are so many different jobs to find out about and this event could help shine a light on a number of exciting career paths.”

In addition to the music and event workshop, Jane Dyball, is also hosting a gig at the John Peel Centre with the best of local talent including Anorak Patch and Gabby Rivers. Tickets for the gig can be booked through the John Peel Centre website.

Find out more and book tickets on the Careeriosity website