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Shiregreen residents set to take steps towards new careers

1 September 2016
Shiregreen Jobs & Careers Fair 2016

Shiregreen residents are being invited to find out about a range of exciting career and training opportunities at a local jobs fair (PDF 82KB) .

Sanctuary Housing has teamed up with community regeneration charity SOAR to organise the fair on Tuesday 13 September at Firth Park Library. Taking place from 10am-2pm, 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.

Alongside the employers, which will include Sanctuary Home Care, dedicated advisers from Sheffield College and Jobcentre Plus 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.

Sanctuary’s funding of the event forms part of its wider support of SOAR, with 2016’s donation of around £10,000 going towards a social café at the Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre which aims to reduce social isolation and offer advice on health, jobs and using the internet.

Melanie King, Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager for Shiregreen, said: “One of our main aims is supporting our residents to access meaningful employment and training opportunities, and by working in partnership with SOAR we are helping local community members take the first step towards achieving their career ambitions.

“If you’re looking for a new job or training opportunity, come along! We’d love to see as many people there as possible, nearly 500 people came to last year’s event. All residents are welcome and can just turn up on the day.”

Other local organisations attending the September event will include the NHS, Aldi, Sheffield College, Bluebird Care, Firth Park Academy and Samfos Health.

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

SOAR’s weekly job clubs are held at One Stop Shop, 19 Bellhouse Road, Sheffield, S5 6HJ. Sessions run Monday to Friday from 9.30am-noon and 12.30pm-3.30pm. Appointments are required for the afternoon session.

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