Jobs fair opens eyes of Hampshire residents seeking work

LEAFLETS Georgia Keane, 19, Warwick Dungey, 18, and Rhiannon Fullard, 16, students studying Forensic Science at Chichester College promoting the college at the jobs fair.     Picture: Sarah Standing (112023-8094)
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INFORMATION on jobs and volunteering were all available at a jobs fair in Havant.

Hampshire Constabulary, Highbury College, Havant College, Jobcentre Plus, Southern Electric and the Volunteer Centre all had stalls on Saturday.

The event, which ran from 11am to 4pm, in Havant Park, off Elm Lane, also had live music from local artists.

Tracy Roberts, of St Michaels Road, Bedhampton, had gone along to find out more about becoming a community responder.

The 39-year-old said: ‘I came to find out more as I used to be a medic. Job fairs are good because it’s a great way to see what a job might have in store for you. You can talk to people who have hands-on experience and they can give you advice.’

The fair was organised by Havant Borough Council. David Harris, economic development officer for the council, said: ‘This is the third year we’ve had this fair.

‘It was started as a response to the recession and to show people there were still opportunities around.

‘We had around 50 stalls.’

Retired Margaret Gordon, 63, of Mavis Crescent, Havant, is interested in volunteering.

She said: ‘I don’t mind driving and I came along to see what sort of volunteer jobs are going.

‘I prefer coming to job fairs because you can speak to someone face to face and get questions answered, rather than looking on the internet.’