Tuesday, December 5, 2023

Opportunities for businesses and job seekers at employment & training event

A free event to highlight employment opportunities, career guidance and training in the district will take place next month.

The West Lindsey Employment & Skills Partnership is sponsoring an Autumn Jobs and Training Fair, which will be supported by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) on Tuesday 18th October 2022.

This interactive and informative event will take place at the Riverside Room in Gainsborough between 10am-2pm and offers all residents access to help and advice from employers, training providers and advice agencies.

Local employers and organisation’s promoting career opportunities and training in the district will be available to speak to, with experts on hand to talk about the skills employers are looking for.

Graham Metcalfe, Partnership Manager for the DWP said “we have worked closely with the Council & the Skills Partnership over many years to assist with the running of similar events which provide employers and partners with an opportunity to connect their offers to the customer base. These events provide great outcomes for those able to attend. We look forward to supporting Octobers event.’

West Lindsey District Council is a member of the Skills Partnership and will sponsor the event. Amanda Bouttell who is the employment and skills lead for the Council is currently lining up employers to attend with job vacancies.

She said: “During this period of economic uncertainty and with the pressure on individuals to seek or change employment, it’s really vital that we can offer an event that brings together organisations offering employment advice and support alongside employers with a wide ranges of job openings.  Not only is it a brilliant opportunity for employers to showcase their organisations, the event intends to give individuals the confidence boost to apply for job roles.”

The event is suitable to anyone interested or considering the following:

  • Job vacancies
  • Apprenticeships
  • Work placements
  • Traineeships
  • Career opportunities
  • Higher level qualifications
  • Guidance and advice on current training available
  • Information on volunteering and work experience opportunities

Acis Group, based in Gainsborough have confirmed their attendance at the event.  The charity provides more than 7,000 affordable homes across 4 counties and employs over 300 people. Riverside Training and CLIP (Community Learning in Partnership) are also part of Acis group and staff will be at the event to offer advice on training and qualifications.

Sean Brennan is the Partnerships and Contracts Manager and is urging people to attend.  He said: “We are delighted to be asked to showcase all the jobs and opportunities we have on offer across the group. Our employment specialists will be on hand to help people match their skills with a wide variety of jobs throughout the district.”

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