GALLERY: One stop job shop is a success at Wisbech

Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. FDC and Anglian Water Jobs Fair. Left: HR Advisor Kirstan Smith from Produce World, Zane Brieley and Darwyn Scandrett.Picture: Steve Williams. Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. FDC and Anglian Water Jobs Fair. Left: HR Advisor Kirstan Smith from Produce World, Zane Brieley and Darwyn Scandrett.Picture: Steve Williams.

Monday, April 14, 2014
9:30 AM

Jobseekers were given the chance to learn about the skills and experience needed at a fair held in Wisbech.

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Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. FDC and Anglian Water Jobs Fair. Organiser Russell Beal.Picture: Steve Williams.Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. FDC and Anglian Water Jobs Fair. Organiser Russell Beal.Picture: Steve Williams.

The event was designed to give local companies and job seekers a chance to hook up in a bid to fill work place opportunities.

The Fenland jobs and skills fair was organised by Russell Beal, Fenland’s Business Connector responsible for building partnerships between the local community, business and government.

He said the day at the Queen Mary Centre in Wisbech gave an insight into work opportunities including volunteering, apprenticeships, how to improve CVs and interview skills.

“The recession is now behind us and lots of companies are developing and expanding,” he said.

“For many businesses looking to recruit people, qualifications are not as important as the right attitude. So even if you think you don’t have what a company is looking for you may be surprised to hear that if you’re keen to learn and willing to work hard they could have an opportunity for you.”

The fair brought together a wide range of local companies and organisations who gave advice and guidance to people attending.

Mr Beal said: “The Fenland area has some particular challenges within its rural communities which need to be tackled to make the most of all the economic opportunities that exist in Cambridgeshire.”

The day was organised by Fenland District Council and Anglian Water, with support from Jobcentre Plus, Circle Roddons, the Ferry Project and Cambridgeshire County Council.

About 30 companies took part, ranging from small local firms to major international names. They include six of Anglian Water’s partner companies, Nestle Purina, Lamb Weston and Produce World.

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