Bexhill jobs fair hailed a ‘success’

The jobs fair at the De La Warr Pavilion in Bexhill last week has been hailed a success.

Bexhill and Battle’s MP, Huw Merriman, helped to organise the fair, which showcased more than 40 businesses and organisations.

The MP thanked everyone who supported the event.

He said: “This has been an absolutely fantastic day for Bexhill again.

“When we planned this event, we felt the time was right to highlight that Bexhill has a lot of talented local people and it is a great place to live, work and invest.

“From the fantastic feedback I’ve received, I believe we were absolutely right.”

Queues of people eagerly awaited the opening of the fair at 10am and were welcomed by volunteer ambassadors who were on hand all day to give guidance on how to get the best out of their visit.

Throughout the day businesses and organisations spoke to visitors about the employment and career opportunities they had on offer.

Stewart Drew, De La Warr Pavilion Charitable Trust director, said: “It was fantastic to see such a wide range of businesses offering real live jobs, apprenticeships and training here in Bexhill, and to see such a wonderful response from those looking for work and work related opportunities.

“We set out to bring business and the community together to mutual benefit, and by the response it looks like Bexhill’s jobs fair was a resounding success.”

Jobseekers also had the opportunity to take part in Creative Café interactive sessions where they could informally chat to employers and training providers in more depth. Participants said they learned a lot about CV writing and first impressions.

The date for the next Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair will be announced in the autumn.

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