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Careers fair just the job for Shiregreen residents

29 August 2017
Jobs and Careers Fair 2017

Shiregreen residents are invited to a careers fair to discover local training and employment opportunities.

Careers fair

Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with community regeneration charity SOAR to organise the jobs fair on Thursday 21 September at Firth Park Library. Taking place from 11am-3pm, a wide range of Sheffield employers and training providers will be on hand to promote live job vacancies and discuss opportunities they have on offer.

Job vacancies and employment opportunities on offer

Alongside the employers, which will include Primark and SKY, dedicated advisers from Sheffield College will be available to talk about training and give out information on local apprenticeships.

In addition, residents will be able to sign up for a one-to-one CV workshop and receive expert advice on what employers are looking for.

Win an iPad Air 

All attendees will also have the chance to win an iPad Air at the event.

Wider support of SOAR

Sanctuary’s funding of the event forms part of its wider support of SOAR, with 2017’s award of around £7,000 going towards various projects, including a job club and a social café at the Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre.

“Whole range of employers”

Melanie King, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Shiregreen, said: “I would encourage anybody looking for a new job or training opportunity to join us at the jobs fair. Some of those who attended last year successfully gained work experience, and there is a whole range of employers on hand to give advice and talk about the career opportunities they have on offer.

“2016’s event saw more than 500 people attend and we’re expecting similar numbers this year. All residents are welcome and can just turn up on the day.”

Other local organisations

Other local organisations attending the September event will include Exemplar Health Care, who run three specialist care homes in Sheffield, and KFC.

More information?

For more information, contact the employment team at SOAR by calling 0114 244 0401 or by emailing employment@soarcommunity.org.uk. Anyone who can’t attend the jobs fair but would like advice on careers or training in Shiregreen can also contact the team.

SOAR’s opening hours at 19 Bellhouse Road, Sheffield, S5 6HJ are Monday to Friday from 9am – 4pm. The team also take part in outreach work at the Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre fortnightly from 12 noon – 2pm.

This project was funded by Sanctuary’s Community Investment Fund, supporting projects which benefit Sanctuary residents and their communities.