18 MAR 2016

Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair

It was fantastic to be able to hold my fourth annual Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair in Dover Town Hall. This year I wanted to expand the fair to cover further opportunities for apprenticeships and training to reflect the ever increasing skill of our local workforce.

I had the opportunity to catch up with a lot of local businesses such as Tilmanstone Salads who are creating 70 new jobs in the area, and to talk to local jobseekers about what can be done to help them into work.

Over 30 local employers, charities and training providers were in attendance. The day also included presentations by DFDS on careers and apprenticeships in the maritime industry. A series of work groups were run by CXK (part of the National Careers Service) on how to use social media for a jobs search, and on how to write a good CV. Mock interviews also ran throughout the day.

The Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair was really well attended by local people, who were pleased to have the chance to explore all of their employment and training options in one place. A large group from Dover College also attended so the students could get to know their options.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair such a success, including DFDS for agreeing to be our key sponsor. A big thank you also needs to go to Discovery Park for also sponsoring the event.


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