Lichfield District Jobs Fair offers opportunities

Lichfield District Jobs Fair
Lichfield District Jobs Fair is being held in The Guildhall on Tuesday 18 October.

Jobseekers and employers are invited to attend Lichfield District Jobs Fair which is taking place in the city centre next month.

The event, organised by Lichfield District Council in partnership with Lichfield Job Centre, is a great opportunity for jobseekers to meet with representatives of companies currently recruiting for positions in the area.

Already confirmed for the fair are companies including Balfour Beatty Vinci working in partnership with HS2 Ltd, Florette, Screwfix, Aspris, Quality Transport Training and Tesco Distribution Centre together with South Staffordshire College which will have details of current apprenticeships.

Information will also be available about the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme and Young Persons’ Job Fund.

Through the SSW businesses can access funded training to upskill employees and support new recruits.

A range of training is on offer in areas including customer service, digital promotion, team leading and management, digital skills, allergy awareness and catering. More information is available on the SSW website.

The Birmingham & Solihull Young Persons’ Jobs Fund offers a range of incentives to employers to support them in recruiting people aged 15 to 29 who are Not in Education, Employment of Training.

Helping young people to enter the labour market and offering a wage subsidy, the BSYPJF can also be used to support those coming off the Kickstart Scheme.

More information is available on the BSYPJF website

Job Centre customers who are interested in attending Lichfield District Jobs Fair are asked to speak to their work coach for more information.

Employers seeking to promote vacancies are asked to please contact Elaine Jones, Employer Advisor by email at elaine.jones@dwp.gov.uk  

Lichfield District Jobs Fair will be held on Tuesday 18 October at the Guildhall in Bore Street from 10am to 12noon.

A Burntwood Jobs Fair is currently being planned to take place and further information will be provided soon.

Councillor Iain Eadie, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and Development, said: “Job fairs are an excellent way of linking employers with prospective employees.

“There will be professionals on hand to give advice and a wealth of information and expertise.

“If you are looking for a new job or seeking to recruit new talent in the area do come along.”

Published: 30 September 2022