MP encourages people to take control of their future

Alan Mak MP, centre, with Andy and Chloe Gooch at Havant Leisure Centre
Alan Mak MP, centre, with Andy and Chloe Gooch at Havant Leisure Centre
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AS our lives get busier, opportunities to think far into the future and focus on our long-term aspirations and goals, become rare.

We are defined by our work, and I always encourage people to find fulfilment in their careers. Today, around 60 exhibitors from a range of sectors will be at Havant Leisure Centre between 10am and 4pm to showcase over 850 jobs and apprenticeships which are on offer locally. Organisations include those in defence, healthcare, construction, transport, retail and leisure.

Key exhibitors include Fat Face, who will be opening a new distribution centre at Dunsbury Park later this year, South West Trains, construction firm Barratt Homes, Langstone Technology Park management company Fasset and defence contractor Lockheed Martin.

So, if you are looking for a job, thinking about changing career, considering an apprenticeship, or want some advice on your CV or career plans, come along to find out more.

Last year we had many success stories, including Andy and Chloe Gooch, a father and daughter from Purbrook, who both secured jobs at Havant Leisure Centre, where the event is hosted this year.

Andy only came to the event to help his daughter find a job, but instead both of them ended up finding employment.

Andy said: ‘I am very pleased that as a result of visiting the Jobs Fair for my daughter I was able to find a job for myself which I really enjoy with a good employer and nice colleagues.’

Meeting Andy and Chloe in their new roles was a real pleasure, and I’m pleased the event was able to help so many people.

This year, in addition to offering many different jobs and apprenticeships, specialist workshops will be taking place throughout the day run by the National Careers Service.

CV writing workshops take place at 10.30am and 1pm; interview technique workshops at 11.30am and 2pm; and an apprenticeship workshop at 12.15pm and 3pm. No booking is needed.

Admisson is free, so do please come along, and take control of your future.