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Popular jobs fair returns to The Halls

Published on Friday, 12th January 2018

Jobseekers in Norwich will be able to meet local employers to discuss a variety of job opportunities when Ready for Work returns to The Halls in Norwich this year.

The free jobs fair, organised by Norwich City Council and Norwich JobCentre Plus, will take place on Wednesday 7 February. People of all ages are welcome to attend, and can drop in any time between 11am and 2pm on the day.

There will be plenty of help on hand, from navigating the fair itself to support with the digital skills needed to search and apply for jobs online.

 As well as speaking to representatives from a cross section of employers including Aviva, Dunston Hall (QHotels) and Voyage Care, attendees will be able to check live job boards featuring all of the latest opportunities available on the day.

Cllr Karen Davis, Norwich City Council’s cabinet member for social inclusion said: “It’s great to see this jobs fair back in Norwich. With the rollout of Universal Credit around the corner, we want to make sure jobseekers have every opportunity to be ready for work.

“It’s not often you get to meet prospective employers before making an application, and I would like to thank all of the businesses involved for providing this opportunity.”

Julia Nix, Jobcentre Plus District Manager, East Anglia, said: “We are so pleased to continue the tradition of supporting this jobs fair.

“We have been working hard to make this one the most successful ever and to build on the proven success of earlier events.”

Top tips for attendees:

Bring multiple copies of your CV to give to employers. For anyone without a CV, Norwich City Council’s digital coaches will be available for advice on creating one.

Make sure you know your email address and are able to log into your email account – there will be the opportunity to apply for jobs on the day. If you don’t have an email address, speak to a digital coach about getting started.

You could be meeting your future employer, so dress smartly and comfortably to give the best first impression.

Be open minded – it’s never too late to try something new so make the most of the range of employers there and speak to as many of them as possible.

Confirmed employers include:

  • Army
  • Aviva
  • Avon
  • Bernard Matthews
  • Casino Crew
  • Castle Meadow Care
  • City College Norwich/MINT
  • HM Prison Service
  • KFC
  • McDonalds
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • New Boundaries Group
  • NHS Norfolk and Suffolk Health Ambassador co-ordinator
  • NHS Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (Mental Health)
  • Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support
  • Norfolk Constabulary
  • NR Care
  • Panks
  • QHotels Dunston Hall
  • Serco
  • UEA
  • Voyage Care
  • Zenith