14th Dec, 2018

'Record-breaking' turn-out for MP Sajid Javid’s fourth annual jobs fair in Bromsgrove

A ‘RECORD-BREAKING’ 1,000 people descended upon North Bromsgrove High School last Friday for MP Sajid Javid’s jobs fair.

The fourth fair boasted more than 70 local organisations, businesses and entrepreneurs offering thousands of career and volunteering opportunities.

This free event also provided CV advice and training, interview tips, one-to-one communication with employers, free access to a network of hiring companies, volunteering positions, jobs and apprenticeships.

Mr Javid told The Standard: “Thank you to our brilliant local businesses, including The Bromsgrove Standard, whose dedication and enthusiasm made the day such a success.

“The feedback has been great, and some of our attendees have already made successful applications. I’m already looking forward to next year.”

Organisations which attended included all three Armed Forces, Jaguar Land Rover and HSBC, as well as local organisations, such as Gough Bailey Wright, The Artrix and Curo Chartered Accountants.

The Fair also saw start-up specialists Blue Orchid host a Dragon’s Den style Entrepreneurs’ Hub, with specialist advisers on hand to help aspiring entrepreneurs put together a business plan, secure funding and hone their start-up skills.

Peter Daniel, Business Advisor at Blue Orchid, said: “We thought this was one of the best jobs fairs that we have attended.

“We had so much interest in the programmes we offer both from people for work and existing businesses.

“We had to add in additional Masterclasses looking locally to cope with demand.

“We hope next year we can increase the impetus that the Enterprise Hub had further and encourage more individuals and businesses to take up the support available.”

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