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ONE FOR THE LADS!

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Following the success of the 'Take Our Daughters to Work' earlier this year, Suffolk CC is holding a similar day fo...
Following the success of the 'Take Our Daughters to Work' earlier this year, Suffolk CC is holding a similar day for boys this Thursday (26 September).

'Sons to Work Day' is designed to encourage boys to start thinking about their careers by offering them a day's placement at the county council, Ipswich BC or Suffolk Police.

Local government is not usually seen as an attractive career by young people and this event aims to raise awareness of the wide variety of jobs available in local councils and the police. As well as trying to encourage boys to think about a career in local government, the county council is also trying to target more young boys from minority ethnic backgrounds.

52 placements have been offered to boys aged between 11 and 15 from Suffolk schools and council staff have also been encouraged to bring their own sons to work to shadow them. The placements cover a wide variety of jobs, including: Trading standards, construction, archaeology, education, libraries, social care, environment and transport IT and catering.

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Some boys will be visiting Ipswich Docks with trading standards inspectors and some will be working in the kitchens at the staff canteen.

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