Step up to your future at skills fair!

Date published: 23 May 2018

Step up to your future at skills fair!

A free event to showcase employment, career guidance and training opportunities in West Lindsey will take place next month.

The West Lindsey Employment & Skills Partnership is hosting a skills fair at The Blues Club, North Street, Gainsborough on Tuesday, June 12.

The event titled “Step up to Your Future” will take place from 1pm - 4pm, offering 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 partnership, Mike Johnson from LAGAT Training & Recruitment said: “The skills fair is a great opportunity for those seeking work, thinking of changing job, considering an apprenticeship or even setting up on their own.

“Last year, we were delighted to see more than 200 people attend to find out about the 65 plus job vacancies and apprenticeships available from 35 of our exhibitors.

 “We were delighted to see representatives from British Steel, Gelder Group, ACIS and the RAF. This year we are delighted to welcome many representatives from the Made in Gainsborough Engineering apprenticeship project.

 “We hope to see lots of people attending this invaluable event as it is a key opportunity for people to step up to your future.”


Cllr Reg Shore member champion for Employment and Skills at West Lindsey District Council said: “This is a great opportunity for people to meet prospective employers and discuss what they are looking for and any current vacancies. Our own skills advisor will also be available on the day to offer support.

‘Everyone on the day wants to help you to succeed and they will be delighted to point you in the best direction to enable you to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities that will be on offer from this exciting partnership.’


Useful workshops 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

As well as employers, and training providers, there will also be a number of voluntary organisations who will be offering advice and support. 

Heather Arnatt, Area Coordinator from Volunteer Centre Services said: “Last year’s event was a huge success and we are delighted to be returning to the event this year. If 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 exhibit at the event please contact Amanda Bouttell on 01427 676562 or email

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