Let’s back Havant residents looking for a job

FAIR DEAL Alan Mak MP with James Bright, founder of Media Joinery, Hayling Island, who will be exhibiting at the jobs fair
FAIR DEAL Alan Mak MP with James Bright, founder of Media Joinery, Hayling Island, who will be exhibiting at the jobs fair

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The first Havant jobs and apprenticeships fair I’ve organised is only a couple of days away.

If you’re searching for a job or are interested in an apprenticeship, this event is for you.

If you’re thinking about a career change, or need advice on the recruitment process or how to polish your CV, come along!

The fair is being held at Warblington School, Southleigh Road, Havant, this Friday.

Entry and parking is free for all local residents and no prior registration is needed to attend. Doors will open at 10am.

It’s sure to be a great occasion, with over 50 exhibitors and more than 550 jobs and apprenticeships on offer.

Major international businesses such as KPMG, Barclays and Lockheed Martin will be in attendance, as will great local firms, including manufacturing experts Formaplex, frozen food supplier Chef Nemo, and facility management specialists, Fasset, who run Langstone Technology Park.

The fair will also boast 
its fair sprinkling of stardust. Charlie Mullins OBE, will open the event at 10.30am.

He is founder of Britain’s most successful plumbing business Pimlico Plumbers.

He will be talking about his journey from leaving school aged 14 to starting a plumbing apprenticeship to becoming a chief executive and celebrity businessman. Charlie’s speech is not to be missed!

At midday, Jane Hamilton, careers editor at The Sun, will be sharing her expertise.

Having managed the careers service and jobs tour, Sunemployment, for Britain’s best-selling national newspaper, Jane has a wealth of advice and expertise to offer local jobseekers.

Along with jobs and apprenticeships, the fair will also be a chance for local residents to gain tips on the recruitment process and improving CVs.

A series of break-out sessions are being hosted by skills providers such as the National Careers Service and the Wheatsheaf Trust.

Havant Jobcentre Plus will also be exhibiting, offering advice on benefits and getting into work.

The News is our key local media partner, and we’ll share some of the highlights from the fair in the paper next week.

So, I am asking all News readers to get behind our fellow residents who are looking for jobs, as well as the many local businesses and community groups who are exhibiting at the fair.

I look forward to seeing you on Friday.