The fifth Horsham Jobs and Skills Fair once again brought local employers and hundreds of local job seekers together to Horsham’s Drill Hall, on Saturday 28 September, to make the event a great success.
Organised by Horsham District Council and supported by Horsham Jobcentre Plus, the Jobs and Skills event was a platform for some 40 employers, training and college organisations, and voluntary groups and charities, from the local area, to attract new employees, apprentices and volunteers.
In all, nearly 500 opportunities were available on the day and some 400 visitors took advantage of the wide range of vacancies available. There were also free employability workshops, provided by the National Careers Service, supporting CV preparation and interview techniques.
Horsham District Council Cabinet Member for the Local Economy, Cllr Paul Clarke, was impressed with the companies attending: “I am delighted that so many organisations came along to showcase their vacancies and equally that so many local people attended.
“The availability of jobs shows that many of our local companies are thriving and performing well in current economic conditions, recruiting for growth, which is a positive sign.
“As well as unemployed people using this event to get back into paid work, the event was also really useful for people seeking a change in career direction and people looking to upskill their talents to improve their job prospects in the future.”
Jeremy Quin MP was also in attendance; Once again supporting the event, he has always found it proactive in finding opportunities for local residents.
Of the 40 organisations that took part, local company regulars, Metricell, Assurity Consulting and MK Surveys, were once again present, along with newcomers Mountjoy, a construction and property maintenance firm currently working in the District, Global Investment company, Schroders, who have dozens of opportunities available in a new branch in north Horsham, and Creative Technology, one of the world’s leading suppliers of specialist audio visual equipment to the sports, corporate, exhibition and entertainment industries.
On 29 February 2020, Horsham District Council and West Sussex County Council will, once again, be staging the very successful and popular Apprenticeship Fair in Horsham’s Drill Hall.
For a full list of employers at this year’s Jobs Fair and more information, visit the Council website: https://www.horsham.gov.uk/
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