Recruit West Somerset

    Recruit West Somerset

    Recruit West Somerset

    Monday 13 February 2017

    More and more employers are signing up to take part in Recruit West Somerset - an event that will give local people looking for a job, training or new career the chance to talk to the experts.

    The event takes place in Minehead on Friday 24 February and will see employers and training providers come together to raise awareness of current opportunities in the area.

    Representatives from a host of employers will be attending: the increasing list now includes: Hinkley Point C Jobs Service, BYLOR – a joint venture between Bouygues and Laing O’Rourke, Somerset Larder, Somerset Passenger Solutions, Mike Morgan Electrical, Agritrac, Butlin’s, the Army, the RAF, St Audries, Haven, Brewers Fayre, Premier Inn, Berry’s Coaches, Wetherspoons, Channel Training, Magna Housing, Beach Hotel, Foxes Academy and Somerset Partnership NHS Trust.

    Past experience shows that sessions like these really help with job-seekers providing a wealth of information – and some securing employment as a result.

    The event will also offer advice and information directly from employers on what they look for when recruiting, advice on how existing skills can transfer into a new career.

    Local training providers will be on hand to answer questions in relation to skills development and training, helping to ensure that people become suitably qualified for current and future job roles.

    Opportunity Plus will be providing a range of workshops leading up to the event on top tips on writing CVs and how best to prepare for an interview at Minehead Job Centre

    Cllr Karen Mills, Lead Member for Economic Development at West Somerset Council, said: “I am delighted that so many employers have come on board. This event provides the perfect opportunity for our community to find out more about local employment and training opportunities available in the area now or in the near future and to speak to employers about what they look for when recruiting.

    “We are really pleased to be working with the Jobcentre and so many other partners on the Recruit West Somerset event. We hope, like previous events that we have run over the years, that this event this has some great outcomes for the people of West Somerset.”

    Anyone who is interested in attending should come along with a copy of their CV as some employers will have current vacancies and apprenticeships on offer.

    The event will take place at The Beach Hotel from 9.30am – 12.30pm on Friday 24 February 2017. The organisers include West Somerset Council, Jobcentre Plus, Opportunity Plus, The Beach Hotel and Union Learn.



    Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council,01984 635280 or 01823 356407 email