TRAINING as well as hundreds of job opportunities will form part of an event aimed at cutting unemployment.
Burton MP Andrew Griffiths revealed Burton and South Derbyshire College officials would be on hand at the jobs fair on Friday, September 13, at the Pirelli Stadium, to help people currently out of work.
They will offer advice on interview techniques as well as CV writing, and top tips on how people can start their own business.
Mr Griffiths told the Mail: “A vital part of this event is not just the jobs on offer, but also the wide range of training available to people in the town.
“A host of seminars will be offered by the college to help people do everything from write a CV to set up their own business.
“Even if people aren’t able to find the perfect job, they will be able to walk away with new skills that will help them in their search.
“They will be armed with more information and be better placed.
“It is also a great opportunity for people who have a burning ambition to start their own business, but have never been able to.
“I must thank the college for backing the event and offering these seminars, which will be a great boost to all those in attendance.”
Mr Griffiths also revealed more than 250 jobs would now be available at the event.
He added: “I am pleased to announce that Healthcare at Home and Swinton Commercial have decided to come aboard and back the jobs fair by offering up a number of roles.
“This demonstrates the variation in employers and jobs that will be on offer next month.”
Any businesses interested in taking part in the event should call the MP’s London office on 02072 197029 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Other firms backing the event include world-renowned clothing brand SuperGroup.
Digger giant JCB will be the main event sponsor and other firms involved include Punch Taverns, Spirit and Pirelli – meaning no cost will fall on the taxpayer.