“Local employers were there to attract apprentices while colleges and training providers were there to support students, and we’ve already had some really positive feedback. Leading local employers such as NSK were present at the Newark event while British Sugar attended both fairs and intend to recruit four apprentices this year.”
A Jobs Fair will be held in Newark on Wednesday 14th May from 10am to 2pm at Newark Town Hall. A chance to meet employers with local job vacancies and also support agencies with information and advice. See advert (right) for more details.
This event follows Apprenticeship Fairs held in Newark and Ollerton which have been hailed as a great success with 185 people attending the Ollerton event and 254 at Newark during National Apprenticeship Week.
“The new venue this year of the Lifespring Centre in Ollerton worked very well for us and numbers were well up on last year, while attendance was high again at Newark Town Hall” said Julie Reader-Sullivan, Newark and Sherwood District Council.
The Newark fair was organised by the council and by Newark Business Club while the Ollerton event was a joint operation by the council, Dukeries College of Further Education and Jobcentre Plus.
Eight apprentices with Newark and Sherwood District Council marked National Apprenticeship Week with a charity challenge in which they washed cars, donated raffle prizes and sold raffle tickets, raising £376.80 through their efforts.
Jordan Frost from Accounts, Ella Revill from Leisure Admin, Hannah Rayns from Housing, Sophie Smith from Council Tax Revenues, Katy Watts from HR, Lily Brambles from Sport Development, Matthew Lammiman from Markets and car parks and Lewis McQuaid from ICT all got stuck in to wash around 50 cars for the cause, helped by Newark and Sherwood Council Chairman Dennis Jones. All the money raised will go to Help the Heroes and Rainbows Children’s Hospice.