Opportunities for job seekers at employment & skills event!

Date published: 02 October 2019
careers event

A free event to showcase employment opportunities, career guidance and training in the town will take place later this month.

The West Lindsey Employment & Skills Partnership is sponsoring the event which will be hosted by Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) and held at Gainsborough College on Tuesday 15 October 2019.

This interactive and informative event will take place between 10am-1:00pm and offers all local residents access to help and advice from employers, training providers and advice agencies.

Local employers and organisations promoting career opportunities and training in the district will be available to speak to, with experts on hand to talk about the skills employers are looking for.

Speaking on behalf of the DWP, Graham Metcalfe, Partnership Manager said: “This event is a great opportunity for those of all ages seeking work, thinking of changing job, considering an apprenticeship or wanting to start their own business.  There will be something for everyone.”

West Lindsey District Council is a member of the Skills Partnership which has agreed to sponsor the event.  Amanda Bouttell is the employment and skills lead and is hoping that employers will come forward with job openings and Apprenticeship vacancies.  She said “this event is a great opportunity for employers to promote their organisations to prospective employees.  Some people need a confidence boost to apply for certain job roles so this is one way of driving up recruitment.”

Informal workshops and information sessions will take place on the day, focusing on helping people develop their job hunting options and preparation for employment.

The event is suitable to anyone interested or considering the following:

  •  Job vacancies
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work placements
  • Traineeships
  • Career opportunities
  • Higher level qualifications
  • Guidance and advice on current training available
  • Information on volunteering and work experience opportunities

Visitors will also have an opportunity to look around the local college which is home to initiatives such as Made in Gainsborough and Construction Careers. 

The College’s Head of Community and Commercial Sean Knight looks said:  “Gainsborough College is a centre of excellence for the construction and engineering trades and offers a wide range of courses and apprenticeship opportunities in these sectors.

“We are also keen to develop wider adult training at the campus and encourage people to take advantage of our free Level 2 online courses as a route to work or to a change in career.

“We’d love to hear from members of the local community about what they want from their College.  We are striving to deliver training courses that meet the needs of local people and employers. College staff will be available on the day to register people’s interests.”

The event will also be supported by organisations from the voluntary sector.  Heather Arnatt, Area Co-ordinator from Voluntary Centre Services said: “Whether you are thinking about becoming a volunteer, have experience of volunteering, or you need volunteers to help in your organisation, our friendly Volunteer Advisors are here to help you.”

If your organisation would like to have a stand at the event please contact Robert Hall at DWP - robert.hall2@dwp.gov.uk

For the latest news on West Lindsey District Council visit: www.west-lindsey.gov.uk/councilnews

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