Hundreds attracted to second Wisbech jobs fair

Wisbech jobs fair at The Queen Mary Centre ANL-151004-081508009
Wisbech jobs fair at The Queen Mary Centre ANL-151004-081508009

Hundreds of people were given careers advice during a jobs fair in Wisbech.

More than 30 employers, including agricultural engineering firms, colleges and agencies, supported the second Fenland Jobs and Skills Fair, which was held in the Queen Mary Centre.

The event was organised by Fenland District Council, Anglian Water, Foster Property Developments, Circle Roddons, Jobcentre Plus and the Ferry Project.

Anglian Water’s Russell Beal, who has been seconded from the company to the Business in the Community initiative, said: “This year’s Jobs and Skills Fair in Wisbech has been a real success.

“It’s been fantastic to see so many people of all ages who want to explore their options for training and career progression.

“And, with 30 employers on hand to talk about the jobs, apprenticeships and work experience placements they can offer, I hope everyone went away with a clear idea of the opportunities that are available to them.”

Jamie Westhorpe, 24, from Wisbech took advantage of the opportunity to have a mock job interview.

He said: “The feedback has been really useful.

“Often you don’t get that when you have a real interview, so I’d say to anyone who can have a mock interview before the real thing, do it. It’ll be of great benefit.”

Major companies represented at the fair included Barhale, Grontmij, Skanska and Lamb Weston.

The College of West Anglia and Peterborough Regional College were also there.

Other organisations that had stalls included the National Careers Service, the Army and the Prince’s Trust.

The Queen Mary Centre hosts a monthly Job Cafe on the second Thursday of every month from 10am to midday.