Employment opportunities event for Pendleton attracts almost 300 job seekers
Published by Becki Ord for IPB Communications in Housing
Councillor Paul Dennett met residents at the event and even tried his hand at tile cutting with Steven Roache from Salford City College
Nearly 300 people attended an employment opportunities event as part of the £430 million investment in homes and communities in Pendleton, Salford.
The open day event gave local people the chance to learn more about jobs, training, apprenticeships and work experience opportunities that are being created as part of the Pendleton Together project – which is set to transform homes and communities in the area.
The event attracted people from all ages and backgrounds; from seasoned skilled workers to students and young people looking to gain valuable experience in the workplace.
As well as finding information on the opportunities available, visitors were also invited to take part in practical demonstrations across a number of trades and skills.
Pendleton Together – the consortium behind the plans for the area – organised the event in conjunction with Salford City Council’s Skills and Work team. Other partner organisations at the event included Salford City College, Jobcentre Plus, Salford Foundation, Seedley and Langworthy Trust, Connexions and Groundwork.
Attendees signed up for a variety of courses, including:
- 45 people for Salford City College’s pre-apprentice and other courses.
- More than 60 people for Salford City Council’s Skills and Work programme.
- Around 20 people for job clubs and support from Seedley and Langworthy Trust.
The project to transform Pendleton is expected to create a total of 500 jobs, 2,000 work experience placements and job training for 3,200 people
Tom Miskell, Chief Executive of Together Housing, the lead organisation in the Pendleton Together consortium, said “The event has been a tremendous success and it was wonderful to see so many people looking to take advantage of the opportunities that the project will bring.
“The Pendleton Together project isn’t just about regeneration and better homes – the employment and training opportunities available over the coming years are a significant part of the lasting legacy we hope to create for the area.”
Salford's Assistant Mayor for Workforce Relations, and local councillor Paul Dennett, said: "This event was an excellent opportunity for young people in Pendleton to get their foot on the employment ladder, gain useful experience and help to regenerate their local area."
For further information on the Pendleton Together project visit www.pendletontogether.co.uk