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Careers Information Evening at Brownlow House, Lurgan

Updated: Jan 24

A careers advice and information evening aimed specifically at young people will be held in Co Armagh on Wednesday, October 23, from 7.30pm to 9.30pm.

The event, which is being held at Brownlow House, Lurgan, is being promoted and supported by the Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland in partnership with the respective Orange Societies at Queen’s and the Ulster University.

Representatives from a range of trades, professions and local employers will be present from counties Armagh, Down and further afield to convey expert advice and offer guidance to attendees.

This includes Medicine, Law, Accountancy, Teaching (Primary and Secondary), Architecture, Banking, Financial Services, the PSNI, Engineering (Civil, Mechanical, Aeronautical, Structural and Electrical), Nursing, Veterinary Science, Information Technology, Agriculture and Food Science Sector, Construction, Business and Management Consultancy, Social Work and Pharmaceutical Science.

Importantly, the evening will provide an opportunity for students (Years 10 to 14) and their parents to speak directly to people who are actively engaged in these careers.

Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Youth Development Officer Gary McAllister and Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Outreach Officer David Scott pictured ahead of the Careers Information Evening in Brownlow House, Lurgan, on Wednesday, October 23.

Information will be also available on third level education and Orange bursaries that are available. Representatives of the Student Orange Societies will be in attendance.

Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Outreach Officer David Scott said: “This careers event offers a great opportunity for young people to talk to industry experts who are doing real jobs. It promises to be an informative evening and all attendees will be made most welcome.”

Mr Scott will also be undertaking visits to a number of schools in the Armagh/Down area to raise awareness of the event and what it can offer young people.

The event is also supported by the Drew Nelson Legacy Project and Grand Orange Lodge of Ireland Youth Development Officer, Gary McAllister will be in attendance.

He believes the evening will be of great benefit for young people as they make important decisions about their future.

“There is no doubt that making decisions regarding further education or career paths can be a testing time for students and their parents,” said Gary.

“We want to provide as much help, guidance and information as we possibly can to try and ensure everyone identifies the opportunities open to them and are fully informed when it comes to making decisions.”

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