Local MP Hosts Tamworth’s First Job Fair at South Staffordshire Collage

Christopher Pincher, MP for Tamworth, hosted Tamworth’s first Jobs fair last Friday at South Staffordshire Collage.

The fair attracted over 400 job hunters from the local area along with 35 local and national employers, all of which either had jobs or apprenticeships to offer.  Exhibitor included John Lewis, National Express, Drayton Manor and local electronics firm Invotec.

The event was aimed at bringing employers with job vacancies together with local people seeking work.  Local and national businesses with job vacancies had the opportunity to meet with potential new staff, while job seekers were able to talk to potential employers face to face about available opportunities.

In addition to employment seekers job roles for jobseekers including help with CV and interview preparation, training and apprenticeship opportunities, local volunteering and other job related advice.

Mr Pincher said, “The event was a great success and it was really pleasing to see such a range of employers offing jobs and apprenticeships in Tamworth.  It is also encouraging to see so many keen and active people searching for a job.  However it is a competitive market and job hunters need to ensure they have a good CV and are well prepared at the interview to give themselves the best possible chance of securing employment.”

The event attracted a range of people from new job seekers leaving school, university graduates researching career options and experienced and skilled workers who were either looking for a career change or to get back into work.

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