Job hunters out in force for North Lincolnshire Job and Careers Fair
Thousands of schoolchildren, teenagers and adults visited North Lincolnshire Council's Jobs and Careers Fair on Monday.
Over 80 employers, along with schools and colleges and the armed forces, set out their stall at Forest Pines, Broughton.
The early part of the day was dedicated to offering careers advice to more than 1,600 young people from local schools.
They had an opportunity to talk to employers about job opportunities and the steps they would need to take to achieve their goals.
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Liz Redfern, leader of of North Lincolnshire Council, said it was important young people were aware of their career options.
Cllr Redfern said: "We want our young people to know what type of businesses we have in North Lincolnshire and the surrounding area and we want them to realise that they can achieve whatever they want to achieve if they work hard and focus.
"I am immensely proud that we have been able to deliver this event."
North Lincolnshire Council provided free transport from Scunthorpe town centre.
It also worked with JobCentre Plus to encourage people looking for employment or a career change to attend.
"Get That Job" workshops were available throughout the day, offering practical advice on where to look for employment.
Major Lance Thornton and Sergeant Tony Saxton represented the Army at the event.
Major Thornton said: "There have been lots of youngsters here, and it is important for us to be able to get our perspective across.
"It has been a great success."
Mark Sacker, of lime manufacturer Singleton Birch, said: "Things like this job fair make people more aware of the industry, and this is a good industry to get into.
"People never think where rocks come from, and the industry gets overlooked, but it is a highly paid job, with a lot of interesting things involved."