Hun­dreds turn out for city Job Show

Event’s suc­cess is new em­ploy­ment boost for city

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Business - By Paul Grin­nell paul.grin­ Twit­ter: @PTPaulGrin­nell

About 600 peo­ple turned out for a jobs show in Peterborough of­fer­ing a range of ca­reers and train­ing op­por­tu­ni­ties. Or­gan­is­ers of The Job Show Peterborough hailed the event as a huge suc­cess with great re­views from ex­hibitors and vis­i­tors. They say that about 600 vis­i­tors came face-to-face with em­ploy­ers around the re­gion of­fer­ing hun­dreds of jobs and ap­pren­tice­ships.

The event took place at the Peterborough United Foot­ball Club, in Lon­don Road.

The show was de­clared of­fi­cially open by the Mayor of Peterborough Coun­cil­lor David San­ders.

Ja­son Gil­bert, busi­ness leader of event spon­sors RSA, said: “We were nat­u­rally thrilled to be the spon­sors of The Job Show Peterborough.

“The Job Show team made the day re­ally easy and en­gag­ing for the ex­hibitors and the job vis­i­tors to the show.

“I take pride know­ing that we are cre­at­ing up to 200 new roles in RSA for the lo­cal com­mu­nity and the job show pro­vides a per­fect plat­form for all the ex­hibitors, along with RSA, to en­gage with the tal­ented peo­ple that came to visit and I wish all them the very best as they em­bark on their new jour­ney.”

Vic­to­ria Clarke, di­rec­tor of The Job Show, said: “We had a range of em­ploy­ers of­fer­ing job op­por­tu­ni­tiesan­dap­pren­tice­ships to in­di­vid­u­als ei­ther seek­ing­toim­provetheir­prospects, train for anew­ca­reeror want­ing­to­get­back­in­towork.”

The suc­cess of the event is fur­ther good em­ploy­ment news for the city.

The num­ber of peo­ple claim­ing Job­seeker’s Al­lowance fell last month to 1,485 from 1,570 in Novem­ber.

JOBS: Me­lanie Poole and Jor­dan Cater (in pur­ple shirts) from RSA with show or­gan­is­ers Caro­line Con­naughton and Vic­to­ria Clarke and Mayor of Peterborough Coun­cil­lor David San­ders.

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