Here in South Derbyshire we are fortunate to have relatively low unemployment, and we have continued to see this figure reduce year on year since 2010. However, for those people who do find themselves in the unfortunate position of being out of work, or for young people trying to enter the world of work, it can be catastrophic not only for the family finances but also for self-esteem and can even affect a person’s mental health.
To help, South Derbyshire District Council through the South Derbyshire Partnership, is holding its Annual Jobs and skills fair. Now in its 9th year the event, is being hosted by Swadlincote Jobcentre in partnership with South Derbyshire District Council, Burton and South Derbyshire College, South Derbyshire CVS and Derbyshire County Council.
Employers including The Army Reserve, Keystone Group and UPS have already registered to showcase the variety of roles available to those out of work or looking for a new position, whilst local organisations will be on hand to assist those looking to improve their employability through training or volunteering.
The event will be held at Green Bank Leisure Centre in Civic Way between 10.30am and 12.30pm on Thursday, April 6, 2017, is free to attend and open to all. It will give potential employees the chance to ‘have a go’ at a new skill thanks to Burton and South Derbyshire College, which is offering interactive hands-on experiences including catering, engineering, performing arts and much more.
The aim of the fair is to give people the opportunity to find employment, develop their skills, build confidence and gain an understanding of what careers are available locally. There will be a number of short workshops on the day including ‘What are employers looking for at an interview?’; ‘Thinking of Starting a Business? Taster’; ‘Apprenticeships are not just for young people’ and more. Anyone wishing to find out more about these can call 01283 595791 or, to book a place, visit Eventbrite and search for ‘Swadlincote Jobs & Skills Fair.’
Any business or organisation interested in running a ‘have a go’ activity or exhibiting on the day can book by visiting www.eventbrite.co.uk and searching for ‘Swadlincote Jobs & Skills Fair’.
They are invited to promote current job and apprenticeship vacancies, or to raise awareness of career opportunities. There is no charge to exhibit and companies are encouraged to bring examples of their products or services. I am very much looking forward to attending and to be able to have the opportunity to speak to the many successful local business who are able to offer employment and to those people looking for work.
This article was sent as a press release on 3rd of April 2017