Boston Careers and Jobsfair 2022 is taking place at the Peter Paine Performance Centre on Monday 4th April, between 10.00 am and 2.00 pm.
Organisations attending include: Bakkavor, WS Barrett, Nacro, Ambitions Personnel, JDM Food Group, Workforce Unlimited, NHS Talent Academy, Greencore, Butlins and the Lincolnshire COOP.
A spokesperson for Lincolnshire Co-op said:
“We regularly recruit for all our business areas, including positions in food, travel, funerals, pharmacy, post office and our support services. We employ local people who are helpful, inspiring, and trustworthy and want to make a positive difference in their community.”
Transport and Logistics are a big part of the day with Brylaine attending to recruit for trainee and experienced bus drivers and Turners recruiting for people to train as an HGV driver.
Matt Bedford from Turners said:
“Turners are looking for people with a can-do attitude to learning a new career as an HGV driver. All we ask is that candidates have a car licence and then after that full training can be provided. The role of an HGV driver gives colleagues the chance to drive the most modern HGV vehicles on the road and with the average salary of an HGV driver being £42,000 per year this is a great way to earn high wages. The type of work offered is a combination of local and distance journeys around the UK delivering food products to all of the leading supermarket distribution centres.”
Local schools have been invited and the event is being held during the school Easter break so that students who may be looking for jobs and careers will have the opportunity to meet and chat with both local and national organisations and employers.
Matt Warman, MP for Boston and Skegness commented:
“It’s great to see the return of a Jobs Fair following the pandemic – it’s an event which will allow local employers to come and showcase their businesses to students and residents. The event has been developed in partnership with Nacro and their students have taken an active role in planning the day. It’s so promising to hear students are planning events like this and developing skills that are crucial in the workplace.”
Stuart Roberts Employer Advisor Boston Jobcentre added:
“We have a wide variety of employers looking to fill vacancies on the day, expert advice on application forms and CV’s from Boston College, and the opportunity to sign up for training courses, everyone is welcome to attend. The jobs fair will be a great opportunity for employers to highlight their opportunities but it doesn’t stop when the doors close – your local jobcentre is always available to help, whether you want to use our facilities to conduct interviews or our support to promote your vacancies. We are keen to work in partnership with employers across all sectors all year round.”
Rapidly filling vacancies plays an important part in the recently launched DWP Way to Work campaign, which focuses on working in partnership with local employers to fill the record high number of vacancies with job-ready people allowing them to forge a fulfilling career.
Targeted at those claiming Universal Credit, the campaign supports getting people back into work faster than ever before, and jobs fairs play a key role in delivery. Events like these short-circuit the recruitment process by bringing jobseekers face to face with employers, helping fill jobs faster.
For more information, please contact Boston Jobcentre, Boston College, or NACRO, and follow @jcpinlincs on Twitter.