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Hundreds flock to Wellingborough event

Aerial view of Wellingborough Campus.

An exciting event showcasing job opportunities in and around Wellingborough attracted nearly 300 visitors.

Staged on Wednesday 18th October at Tresham College Wellingborough campus, the event brought together the biggest and best employers in the area and helped potential employees to understand the training pathways which are open to them towards new or more rewarding careers.

Wellingborough recruitment event, visitors and standholders.
Wellingborough recruitment event Morrisons stand.
Wellingborough recruitment event stallholders

Exciting events for employers

This event follows a hugely successful opening event held at Kettering Campus earlier in the year staged by North Northamptonshire Council, Jobcentre Plus, and Tresham College. A third will follow at the Corby campus of Tresham College.

“These are exciting events for employers to meet 100s of people who are actively seeking opportunities and for people to talk to companies who are looking to invest in new talent,” said Cheryl Needham, Head of Adult and Community Learning of Tresham College,

“Nearly 40% of people are in low-paid work but could develop their skills and step up the promotion ladder with the right encouragement. We want to help them to meet employers who are looking to help them achieve their full potential.”

Wellingborough recruitment event.
Wellingborough recruitment event stallholders
Wellingborough recruitment event stallholders

A variety of opportunities

Councillor David Brackenbury, North Northamptonshire Council Executive Member for Growth and Regeneration said:

“The Council is a key partner in the Recruitment, Skills and Careers event and is proud to work with Tresham College and Jobcentre Plus. As a key local employer, we offer a variety of quality job opportunities for all skills and levels in a trusted organisation that values its staff and customers.

“In addition to this, as the local authority for the key growth area of North Northamptonshire, we provide a wide range of support for our fantastic business community, and are pleased to welcome and work with new businesses of all shapes and sizes, and those that are already well-established in the area.”

Wellingborough recruitment event stallholders.
Wellingborough recruitment event stallholders.
Wellingborough recruitment event stallholders

Supporting the community

Michelle Wass, DWP Employer Adviser Manager for Northamptonshire said:

“Jobcentre Plus is delighted to be working collaboratively with North Northamptonshire Council and Tresham College to bring this innovative event to our customers and the residents of North Northamptonshire, so supporting the local community.”

Tresham College is part of The Bedford College Group, and advertised its own vacancies to visitors as well as talking to employers about training funding which is available for apprenticeships and continuing professional development of staff.

Jobs with North Northamptonshire Council, The Bedford College Group and via Jobcentre Plus were also promoted to people, together with those from other major employers.

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