Looking for work? Head to Jobs Fair
WITH the Post reporting last week how 1,700 people had applied for eight jobs at a Mapperley coffee shop, it's clear competition for jobs is as fierce now as it has been for years.
But the Post can help. The Nottingham Post Jobs Fair takes place tomorrow at Trent Bridge Cricket Ground from 10am to 3pm – with 300 positions available.
The event forms part of our Get Notts Working campaign.
Carol McClure deals with recruitment at Nottingham-based First Response Finance, which has a stall at the event – and said the company was looking to recruit three new employees.
She said: "We're looking for three internal deal managers. It's aimed at a people person, someone with confidence and with good work ethic. We're a very young company.
"We're hoping that we'll get three jobs out of it. But it's about them choosing you as much as it is you choosing them. We thought we'd give it a go because there are a lot of people out of work."
Employers will offer jobs and also a wide variety of advice about training and apprenticeships.
Jordon Graham is the marketing assistant for Care Training East Midlands, which offers skills training and will be attending the Jobs Fair.
She said: "Our role is to engage with unemployed people throughout Nottingham.
"We offer employability skills in health and social care, childcare and many other things. We've got a selection day coming up in March. It could mean 15 to 20 jobs. It's a good opportunity to find out about all that is available."
So far, there are more than 21 different stands confirmed.
Danny Gilbert, senior key account manager for recruitment at the Nottingham Post, said: "The event is designed to give local people the opportunity to talk to local employers and training providers to either give them the step up they need or help them move on in their chosen career."
For information about the Nottingham Post Jobs Fair, or to book a stand, call Danny Gilbert on 07920 504742 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org