RADIO 1 DJ Jordan North and Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Thomas Kaminski have joined forces to promote a virtual careers event on Wednesday.

The pair have recorded a video which will has been used to encourage college students to register for the Lancashire Virtual Careers Expo taking place on Wednesday May 26, the first event of its kind in the county.

The event aims to give young people the chance to hear from a range of local employers about job opportunities and potential career paths available to them.

Lancashire Colleges director Rosie Fearn said: “We are pleased to be able to host Lancashire’s first Virtual Careers Expo.

"It's a really exciting opportunity for Lancashire’s colleges to work collaboratively to inspire the next generation of talent.

"Now more than ever, young people should feel excited about their future careers and the virtual platform allows us to showcase so many opportunities in a Covid-safe way.

“Our students will be able to meet some of Lancashire’s top employers as well as hearing from young people like themselves who have inspirational stories to tell.

"We are pleased that our local schools will also be able to access the Expo, meaning even more young people can benefit from the event.”

The event has been funded by Lancashire Future U, alongside The Lancashire Colleges and The Lancashire Careers Hub and will feature around 40 different companies representing sectors such as finance, energy, health, sports, gaming, hospitality and construction.

Students will also be able to chat directly with a range of Lancashire employers, including the NHS, Lancashire Constabulary and Eric Wright Group.

Future U senior co-ordinator Jessica Richmond said: “We’re really excited to offer local students the chance to attend an event where they can speak to so many employers in one place.

"We have lots of great opportunities here in Lancashire that will be showcased at the event which we hope will encourage young people to feel inspired about their own future career paths.

“The event will run like a normal careers fair with lots of Lancashire employers available to speak to in the exhibition hall as well as the chance to attend a series of inspirational talks and workshops throughout the day.”

Any students or parents interested in the event can register at