THERE will now be more than 2,000 posts and apprenticeships on offer at the Bromsgrove Jobs Fair being held at the Spadesbourne Suite, Burcot Lane, next week.
Representatives from more than 30 employers will be at the event between 10am and 3pm next Friday (February 13).
It has been organised by MP Sajid Javid, backed by The Standard and will help people who are out of work and want to get a job, along with those looking for a career change.
Among the many employers showcasing their organisations will be West Mercia Police, Hereford and Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Severn Trent, the RAF, the Army, London Midland, National Express, Bromsgrove District Council, Worcestershire County Council and West Midlands Ambulance Service (WMAS).
The ambulance service, which has recently recruited had a major recruitment drive to find 300 new paramedics, will have career advisers there who will be able to offer advice on roles within WMAS.
Jennifer Zandbeek, the service’s learning and development manager, said a wide range of fantastic opportunities were offered, along with paramedic posts.
“Other roles within this service include working in our 999 or 111 call centres, in our Patient Transport Service, or in one of our many support roles such as human resources, IT, fleet or finance.”
There will also be a CV clinic being run by the National Careers Service and there will be stands from a number of charities and community organisations where people will be able to find out about a variety of volunteer roles.
And there will be two employer-led seminars on employability skills – one by the managing director of Bromsgrove firm Harris Brush, Gary Jordan.
He told The Standard: “I think it’s a great initiative and is something that hasn’t been done before in the town.
“People can definitely use help in finding out about the opportunities available.
“There are definitely jobs out there – we have more or less had an open policy for the last two years and have been taking on people regularly.”
And he added the seminar would help people with the process of going for and getting a job.
“We have found a lot of people who have the skills to do jobs but don’t present themselves well at interviews.
“If people are not showing them what employers are looking for, they will have no way of knowing.
“It’s not often you get an employer’s perspective at forums like this.”
Mr Javid also went down to Bromsgrove Job Centre Plus last Friday (February 6) to promote the event.
Visit http://www.sajidjavid.com/jobs-fair for more on the Jobs Fair.