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Careers fair helps Peterborough residents


Published by Katie for Cross Keys Homes in Communities and also in Central Government, Education, Health, Housing, Universal Credit

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Over 670 job seekers were able to meet local employers, find out what support and training opportunities are available, and browse real jobs thanks to a careers fair last week.

Tackling Worklessness in Peterborough (TWIP) in partnership with The Jobcentre Plus hosted the ‘Recruit 2014’ jobs fair which saw over 30 local companies attending offering a selection of exciting vacancies from care workers to sales reps. 

TWIP is a group which incorporates local training, employment and support organisations and is led by Cross Keys Homes housing association, who also sponsored the event.

The group is committed to making a difference and offer a wide range of courses, one-to-one sessions, support and training options via their website which is one of the main portals for those searching for employment to access all the options available to them.

With over 3,000 people on job seekers allowance in the city, the event was able to help many search for work or training opportunities quickly and conveniently.

BT, the Army, NHS and Royal Mail were among a few of the companies who exhibited offering full and part-time posts as well as Christmas vacancies.

Lead member of TWIP and Cross Keys Homes’ Community Investment Manager, Christina Malle, said: “This is the second annual careers fair that TWIP has held and we were delighted to see so many people attending, which shows how worthwhile these careers fairs are in bringing together local companies with local people and helping fill job vacancies in the city.”

There was also a the new ‘Beat the Barriers’ interactive zone this year where jobseekers were able to find out how to tackle their barriers to employment such as low confidence, lack of computer skills and consider different ideas such as self-employment.

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