Bracknell Forest Careers Event will be just the job
Published: 4 Oct 2013 17:30
Employers, training providers and voluntary organisations will have stands at the event on Thursday, October 10, which is free to attend.
The initiative, being held for the third time, is organised by Bracknell Forest Partnership – comprising the borough council and other agencies – and will be staged at The Capitol Building, Oldbury, on the Southern Industrial Area, Bracknell, from 3.30-7.30pm.
It says the event is suitable for anyone looking for work, whether they are a first jobber, someone returning after a career break or even looking for a complete change of direction. Some firms attending will have job vacancies.
Kate Philpin, employer and partnership manager at Jobcentre Plus, said: “We’re pleased to be supporting this event which will allow unemployed people of working age or those looking for a change in career direction to have direct access to employers, training companies and specialist advisors.”
Schools, colleges and universities will attend the exhibition to give advice on their courses. Bracknell and Wokingham College will have a variety of demonstrations, giving visitors the chance to try out some out some of their practical courses.
This includes the chance to do some hairdressing and beauty treatments and looking after virtual reality babies, as well as the chance to be a newsreader.
Before the public event in the afternoon, Year 11 pupils from the borough’s secondary schools will be visiting the exhibition.
Cllr Marc Brunel-Walker, Bracknell Forest Council’s executive member for economic development and regeneration, said: “We are really looking forward to welcoming everyone, younger and older, to meet with employers and training providers under one roof.
“Events like these highlight that Bracknell Forest Council and its partners are serious about developing our local economy, attracting businesses and ensuring our workforce has the skills to meet the needs of those enterprises.”
The event is supported by Learning To Work (formerly the East Berkshire Education Business Partnership) and firms including First Buses, ITM, Sainsbury’s and Berkshire Media Group, publisher of the News.
More details and booking for one-on-one CV and interview practice sessions can be found at www.bfcareers.co.uk
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