More than 50 businesses will “speed interview” young jobseekers at a jobs fair.
The annual event, organised by Richard Fuller MP and work programme provider Intraining, has attracted firms such as Manpower, Waitrose, Center Parcs, Charles Wells and Lockheed Martin.
Schools are also getting involved to enable leavers to get an early look at possible careers.
Mr Fuller said: “Unemployment has fallen significantly in Bedford over the past 12 months, but we still have more to do to make sure young people get started early in a job.”
The speed-interview event is at Bedford Corn Exchange, on Thursday, July 17, with morning and afternoon sessions.
For more information go to www.richardfuller.org.uk