I was pleased to recently hold my fifth Jobs Fair at Ripley Leisure Centre, which brought more than eight hundred jobseekers and students together with local employers and training providers.
More than fifty stallholders attended, including a range of local employers such as Bombardier, trentbarton, Manthorpe, Severn Trent, Thorntons, Blue Arrow, Talkstaff Recruitment, Deb, Filigree Holdings, NHS Supply Chain, DHL, BPI, Tesco, HL Plastics, Owen Taylor, Gowercroft, Futures Housing Group and Derby County Football Club. The fair also played host to education, training and apprenticeships providers such as Derby College, Acorn Training, Vision Apprentices, The Derbyshire Network and Webs Training.
Thank you to everyone who attended and supported my Jobs Fair. Special thanks also to trentbarton, Amber Valley Borough Council, Places for People and Job Centre Plus for sponsoring the event.
I’m delighted that many constituents have already been employed or given trials and interviews for jobs, apprenticeships or training programmes as a result of the fair. This means that even more people in Amber Valley have the security of a regular job and pay packet, and we’re getting closer towards our target of full employment.
I will continue to hold Jobs Fairs and similar events to help even more people find work and training opportunities.