Jobs Fair success
Over 400 people attended a jobs, skills and training event held over two days
at Connah’s Quay Civic Hall recently.
The event was aimed at adults and young people seeking work and it proved to be
another successful collaboration between Flintshire Communities First,
Jobcentre Plus and Careers Wales.
The event was supported by 32 providers and 31 employers with over 300
vacancies available in a variety of sectors. Feedback from providers (these
include education establishments, training providers and organisations offering
volunteering opportunities) showed that the quality of the candidates and level
of engagement was higher than last year, with more opportunity to have one to
one discussions. Because of the high calibre of attendees, some employers
wanted to interview them there and then on the day.
As well as applying for the many vacancies on offer, jobseekers were able to
meet with and put questions to employers, learning providers and many other
Two workshops were held during the event. One workshop, delivered by North
Wales Training, worked with the attendees on improving their team building
The other workshop, delivered by the Meee Project, focussed on employment,
education and enterprise. The Meee Project (My Education, Employment and
Enterprise) offers specially designed workshops which teach techniques for
coping with the stress and anxiety many feel when they lose a sense of where
they fit in - whether in school, work or wider society.
Both workshops were well attended and feedback from attendees and those
presenting was very positive.
Flintshire County Council’s Chief Officer for Community and Enterprise, Clare
“Once again, this interactive event was a great success and gave attendees the
opportunity to meet employers, education establishments and support agencies.
Employers tell us that these events are a positive experience for them too.
It’s crucial for businesses that they attract and recruit the right person for
the job. Events such as this give them the opportunity to do that.”