Over 400 job vacancies on offer at Ellesmere Port Jobs Fair

09.07.2014

Local employers, training and education providers are coming together on Friday 26 September for a jobs fair at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall to advertise live job vacancies and apprenticeships.

Local employers, training and education providers are coming together on Friday 26 September for a jobs fair at Ellesmere Port Civic Hall to advertise live job vacancies and apprenticeships, offer training support and advice on anything from starting a business, money matters and wellbeing, at Live Local Work Local, a free event for local residents from 10am to 4pm.

Hosted by housing association Plus Dane Group in partnership with Cheshire West and Chester Council, Allied Health Care and the Ellesmere Port Development Board, major employers including GM Vauxhall, Cheshire Police, the Blue Planet Aquarium, Asda, Barclays, MBNA, Debenhams Chester and Aldi, amongst many more, will be advertising current job and apprenticeship opportunities, and will be on hand to talk to residents about how they can access opportunities.

In addition to employment support, there will also be agencies on hand to offer support and advice on securing employment, identifying training or skills needs, managing money, health and wellbeing and much more. 

Peter Shaw, Managing Director of Ellesmere Port and Neston at Plus Dane Group and member of the Ellesmere Port Development Board, said: “Live Local Work Local is a great way to help local residents access local opportunities, bringing together a wide range of employment and training support all under one roof, along with the opportunity to talk directly to employers and apply for live vacancies and apprenticeships.

"We are delighted to be working with Cheshire West and Chester Council and other key partners to deliver such a much-needed event in Ellesmere Port and we are delighted to have so many employers attending the event."

Mayor of Ellesmere Port, Councillor Brian Jones who will visit the fair, said: "This is an excellent opportunity for local people to find out more about the jobs and apprenticeships which are on offer within the area, starting up their own business or even getting advice on money, volunteering and training.

There are a significant amount of opportunities in Ellesmere Port at the moment and this is really about ensuring that local people connect to companies to ensure the benefits for the town are as far-reaching as possible. I would encourage residents who are looking for advice to drop into the Civic Hall and take advantage of the expertise and first-class information which will be on offer."

Andrew Miller, MP for Ellesmere Port and Neston, said: 

"Unemployment and the fear of unemployment can have a detrimental effect on people and their families.  I congratulate all those involved and I hope that it goes some way to assisting both the unemployed and those who are seeking new challenges."

Chair of the Ellesmere Port Development Board, Robert Mee, said: "One of the board’s key priorities is to bring in new companies and support existing ones in Ellesmere Port to help create employment opportunities for local residents.

"I am delighted that so many organisations and companies have been able to come together to provide such a wealth of opportunities and expert advice in one place. With more than 400 job vacancies on offer I encourage residents to take this great opportunity."