On Friday 3 March, people from the North of the city will be heading to Bulwell as the Nottingham North Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair returns for a third year.
This year the event will feature 40 stands with 30 of those being run by employers with live job vacancies and representing different sectors, including care, hospitality, retail and apprenticeships.
The jobs fair, which since 2015 has helped over 250 people move into employment has been organised by local charity Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation with support from colleagues at Nottingham City Council, Jobcentre Plus and Futures who work collaboratively under the Nottingham Jobs partnership.
Graham Allen, Nottingham North MP, says: “Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation are excited to bring the Nottingham North Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair back to Nottingham North for a third year. We are committed to ensuring that jobs and apprenticeships are brought to the communities that need them the most, and we look forward to linking local jobseekers to available jobs and opportunities.”
Councillor Sam Webster, Portfolio Holder for Education, Employment and Skills said; “Nottingham City Council is focussed on making sure Nottingham residents have first access to jobs and training opportunities and we are committed to working with local people and businesses to further reduce unemployment.
“Bringing so many training providers and local employers together in Bulwell means that there really will be something for everyone, it’s never been easier for people to get the support they need to learn new skills, develop a CV and find the job that’s right for them.”
Following on from the success of previous jobs fairs in the north of the city, which have been attended by over 1500 local people in 2015 and 2016, the Nottingham North Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair aims to make it easier for local job seekers of any age to speak directly to people who can help them find work or hone new skills.
Nottingham North Traineeships provided by The Nottingham Works Programme help young people from the seven city wards in the North of the city to find education, training and employment opportunities. The programme part-financed by Nottingham City Council and the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Youth Employment Initiative Programme (YEI) and delivered by partners across the city provides eligible young people an allowance of £120 for each completed week of their traineeship. And employers taking on a trainee may also be eligible for a £450 contribution to the costs of providing a work placement opportunity as part of this programme.
The number of city residents in training or employment has increased significantly over the past few years, but there remain pockets of people disproportionately affected by unemployment. The event is aimed at supporting people who are likely to be facing barriers to employment or training by helping them to find out what support is available to them locally.
Nottingham North Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair will be held at the Bulwell Riverside Sports Hall on Friday 3 March from 9:30am to 2:30pm. People wanting to attend can pick up a registration form from their local Jobcentre, Library or download a form at https://nottinghamjobs.com/events/detail/nottingham-north-jobs-apprenticeships-fair-returns-for-a-3rd-year
Nottingham North Traineeships are for residents in Aspley, Bulwell, Bulwell Forest, Bilborough, Basford, Berridge and Bestwood wards.