08/02/17: Jobs fair roadshow coming to towns across Breckland

8 February 2017

Jobseekers across Breckland are being invited to find out more about current vacancies and imminent opportunities by coming along to one of a number of upcoming jobs fairs.

The series of jobs fairs will be held across the district and have been organised in partnership by Breckland Council and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), with support from a number of local organisations. Last year, the Dereham branch of DWP moved to Breckland Council's head office to be co-located with council staff, enabling teams from each of the organisations to work more closely together.

The five events will give local people a chance to speak directly to a range of different employers about permanent, temporary and seasonal jobs. The roadshow will come to Thetford, Dereham, Swaffham, Attleborough and Watton between the end of February and the end of March (details below).

The events are all free to attend and are open to the public. People who come along will be able to speak to potential employers about a host of jobs, including those based in shops and restaurants, on farms, and in offices.

Cllr Phil Cowen, Breckland Council's Executive Member for Growth and Commercialisation, said: "The roadshow is open to people who are unemployed as well as those who are looking to widen their skills and develop a new career path.

"The events will give people a chance to hear directly from potential employers about opportunities which may be right for them, while providing a platform for people to talk about the skills and experience they can offer local businesses.

"Breckland Council is committed to encouraging as many people into work as possible, allowing those already in employment to find ways of improving their earning capacity, and aiding employers to provide sustainable job opportunities throughout the district. This series of jobs fairs will give residents an opportunity to find a job that's right for them, helping them to develop a career path and improve their standard of living."

Julia Nix, East Anglia District Manager at Jobcentre Plus, said: "This is a great opportunity for jobseekers across Breckland to find out more about the range of job vacancies available in the area. Jobcentre Plus will be on hand to help people with job applications, interview techniques and job searching."   

Jobs fair roadshow events will be held:

  • Thetford - 22 February (10am-2pm)
    The Carnegie Room, Cage Lane
    In association with Thetford Town Council
  • Dereham - 1 March (10am-2pm)
    Dereham Library, High Street
    In association with Norfolk County Council
  • Swaffham - 15 March (10am-2pm)
    The Assembly Rooms, Market Place
    In association with Iceni Partnership and Swaffham Town Council
  • Attleborough - 22 March (10am-2pm)
    Town Hall, Queen's Square
    In association with Attleborough Town Council
  • Watton - 28 March (1pm-6pm)
    Queen's Hall, Norwich Road
    In association with Wayland Partnership