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Shiregreen residents step up to jobs fair

29 September 2017
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Dozens of residents took the opportunity to find out about local employment and training opportunities at last week’s Shiregreen Jobs Fair.

Organised by Sanctuary Housing and community regeneration charity SOAR, more than 100 people attended the event to discuss career opportunities with local employers.

Among those promoting live job vacancies were Primark, SKY and Exemplar Health Care, as well as dedicated advisers from Sheffield College who gave out information about local apprenticeships.

Sanctuary’s neighbourhood partnerships manager, Melanie King, said: “We’re delighted with how many people came along to the event and I’m confident that many of the attendees will have received useful guidance and support towards their future careers.”

Alongside the annual careers fair, Sanctuary also supports SOAR to run a fortnightly job club that takes place at Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre, helping jobseekers take a step towards employment or training.

The job club offers residents help updating their CVs, applying for jobs, searching for employment and training opportunities, careers advice and signposting to other organisations that may be able to help them find work.

Running every other Wednesday, the next session will take place on 18 October between 12pm – 2pm, with the first hour held as a drop in session and the second by appointment only.

Annie Grant from SOAR added: “This year’s jobs fair was a fantastic event and I look forward to hearing about the success stories.

“The job club continues to be a great opportunity for SOAR and I would urge all Shiregreen jobseekers to come along and make use of the free support that’s on offer.”

To find out more about the job club or to make an appointment please contact Razia Din on 0114 244 0401.

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