Major employers to attend Peterborough jobs fair

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Jobseekers in Peterborough have a great opportunity to apply for a wide range of jobs thanks to a forthcoming jobs fair.

The Department for Work and Pensions and Tackling Worklessness in Peterborough (TWIP) are hosting their annual jobs fair ‘Recruit 2018’ on Wednesday, September 5 from 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Peterborough Town Hall.

With more than 30 stands the event will include hundreds of vacancies from the retail, administration, care, customer service and warehousing sectors. Companies attending include Farsight Security, Marmalade Insurance, B&Q, Pizza Hut, Thomas Cook and Cross Keys Care.

The event is being sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions and Cross Keys Homes and is hoping to help many find work or training opportunities. The event is open to those looking to get into work, as well as those who are looking to improve their career prospects.

Job hunters will be able to meet local employers on the day, find out what support and training opportunities are available in the city as well as browse real jobs quickly and conveniently. Attendees are therefore strongly encouraged to bring their CVs and dress smartly.

Work coaches from Jobcentre Plus will also be available throughout the event to provide support.

There will also be a ‘Beat the Barriers’ interactive zone where jobseekers can find out and get support to tackle their barriers to employment such as low confidence, lack of computer skills and consider different ideas such as self-employment.

Jo Underwood, senior operations leader at Peterborough Jobcentre Plus, said: “This event is a great opportunity for people to see the jobs available across a wide spectrum of industries – there is something for everyone.

“There will be jobs available at many levels, from apprenticeships through to skilled work, part time and full time. I would urge all job hunters to come along and see the opportunities out there in Peterborough.”

Tackling Worklessness in Peterborough (TWIP) is a local group which incorporates Jobcentre Plus, Peterborough Regional College, City College Peterborough, Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Workspace and Opportunity Peterborough, as well as many other local companies and organisations who meet regularly to look at how they can tackle worklessness in the city, and it is led by Cross Keys Homes housing association.

The group is committed to making a difference and offer a wide range of courses, one-to-one sessions and support and training options.