Wide bill of fair as hundreds of Stevenage jobseekers check out career options

Annaz Ali and Susan Coley from Integrated Fostering Services speaks to Julie King

Annaz Ali and Susan Coley from Integrated Fostering Services speaks to Julie King - Credit: Archant

More than 500 jobseekers had interviews and submitted applications for vacancies at a Stevenage jobs fair.

Tashan Chong-Kan from Dixons speaks to Darren Hendry

Tashan Chong-Kan from Dixons speaks to Darren Hendry - Credit: Archant

The fair was held at the Jobcentre Plus in The Forum and featured more than 20 employers. Lucy Carr from the centre said: “We helped jobseekers prepare with interview techniques and CVs and encouraged them to research into the companies beforehand. It seemed like it went really well and we hope that some people who were out of work will get back into employment because of it.”

One company at the fair was Wenta, which advises people about how to set up their own business.

Jennifer Dong from the Wenta team said: “A lot of people would like to set up their own business and become self-employed but don’t know how to do it. We’re here to advise them and help them achieve it.”

Colin Robinson speaks to Natalie Robson and Dave Purkiss from Argos

Colin Robinson speaks to Natalie Robson and Dave Purkiss from Argos - Credit: Archant

Merye Parrott, Employment adviser speaks to Trevor Palmer

Merye Parrott, Employment adviser speaks to Trevor Palmer - Credit: Archant

Ashley Myers, from Spectrum talks to Jade Ward and Cassandra Bell

Ashley Myers, from Spectrum talks to Jade Ward and Cassandra Bell - Credit: Archant

Amanda Hogg, Operations manager from Barrett-Bell Ltd and Natalie Barrett-Bell, Director

Amanda Hogg, Operations manager from Barrett-Bell Ltd and Natalie Barrett-Bell, Director - Credit: Archant

Luke Walastyan speaks to Amanda Hogg, Operations manager from Barrett-Bell Ltd and Natalie Barrett-B

Luke Walastyan speaks to Amanda Hogg, Operations manager from Barrett-Bell Ltd and Natalie Barrett-Bell, Director - Credit: Archant


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