Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce

05/19/2023 | News release | Archived content

Countryside Careers Evening to showcase career opportunities for young people in East Yorkshire’s countryside economy

THE Driffield Agricultural Society, organisers of the annual Driffield Show, are to host their first ever Countryside Careers Evening to showcase the wide variety of career opportunities available in the region's countryside economy.

This free event is open to all students aged 11 to 16 years (Key Stage 3 and 4), parents, carers and school groups between 4 and 8pm on Wednesday 24 May 2023 at The Showground, Kelleythorpe, Driffield, YO25 9FB. There is no need to book, just drop in! Free, all welcome. Further details about this event can be found at:

Promoted to all Secondary Schools in Hull and the East Riding.

Over 50 businesses and organisations from a wide variety of industries and learning providers will come together on one evening and in one place on the Showground to give an insight in to future career paths and give rural businesses an opportunity to find their future employees.

Businesses from right across rural industry will be represented, including agriculture (both livestock and arable farming), agriculturally related industries, engineering / mechanical engineering, conservation, renewable technologies and supply chains, professional practices, and local and further education establishments. East Riding has over 7000 rural businesses employing around 49,000 people with agriculture, forestry and fishing being the most common industries but there is a huge and diverse range of industries. Around 44% of East Riding residents live in the countryside.

'The Countryside Careers Evening' is about inspiring the workforce of the future for a career in East Riding's rural economy. It's a superb opportunity for students, parents / carers, and teachers to meet local and national employers, businesses, colleges, and apprenticeship providers to help plan next steps and future opportunities.' Said David Tite, Chief Executive, Driffield Agricultural Society.

Any business and organisation interested in participating in the event can contact Elaine on 01377 257494.

How to get to the Showground

The Showground is situated just outside Driffield at Kelleythorpe on the A614. There is free ample parking on site. Driffield Railway Station is approximately 1km from The Showground. East Yorkshire buses Service 121 from Hull, Beverley and Bridlington stops right outside the showground.