Students from across South Yorkshire achieved their goals when they rubbed shoulders with a string of Rotherham United aces at an education event in the town.
More than 1,000 people attended the LEAF event at Magna, an education forum aimed at showcasing businesses and showing jobseekers the range of opportunities available to people looking for employment.
Millers players Grant Ward, Aidy White and Paul Green all attended the event.
LEAF – Local Employment and Advisory Forum – was organised by Mears, Morrisons, Job Centre Plus, Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber and Rotherham Council.
The day-long event featured more than 70 exhibitors and businesses spoke to Rotherham Secondary School, college students and jobseekers about the range of roles within their particular sectors as well as the skills and qualifications needed and wider employability skills they are looking for when completing application forms and attending job interviews.
The players also presented judges’ commendations to ‘runners-up’ of the Rotherham Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2015.
They presented certificates and cheques for £50 to Adam Tinsley – F1 Showcars; Alexandra Hans – The Cornerspace; Alicia Favell – Favell Recruitment; Cade Darwin – Simple Office Solutions; Lewis Houghton – Lewbot Art and Jack Norman – Pie Eyed.
Jamie Noble, head of Rotherham United Community Sports Trust, said: “LEAF is a fantastic event which gives local businesses and entrepreneurs a chance to showcase their fantastic work. The players thoroughly enjoyed attending the event, viewing all the fantastic stalls and interacting with the community who show support for the players every game at the Aesseal New York Stadium.”