Recruit West Somerset hailed a success

    Recruit West Somerset hailed a success

    Recruit West Somerset hailed a success

    Thursday 02 March 2017

    Employers and providers offering new career and training opportunities were overwhelmed with West Somerset’s response at the Recruit West Somerset event.

    Initial feedback showed employers were impressed the opportunity discuss their vacancies with quality candidates, to network with other local employers, the professional organisation of the event and with the venue. More than 25 employers and five training providers made this event worth while for local people.

    West Somerset Council and Job Centre Plus organised the event that attracted more than 200 people through the doors of The Beach Hotel in Minehead on 24 February.

    Those looking for work or a career change were had the ideal opportunity to talk directly to employers about a variety of roles and development opportunities.

    Opportunity Plus, in conjunction with Jobcentre Plus staff, provided workshops at Minehead Job Centre leading up to the event, covering top tips on CVs, how best to prepare for an interview and mock interviews

    Cllr Andrew Hadley, Minehead Central ward member, said: “It was a fantastic to see so many diverse business with real opportunities available to residents of West Somerset taking part in in the Recruit West Somerset Event.

    “There were clearly vacancies available to all abilities and ages from apprenticeship for school leavers, training opportunities for people looking to change their career direction to fully qualified people required to work in the many areas of the Hinkley Point C project.

    “I was pleased to see the hall full of local people talking to these businesses and taking advantage of these very real opportunities available. This was a thoroughly successful event and the organisers deserve thanks for their tremendous efforts.”

    West Somerset Council and Job Centre Plus would like thank all the employers and training providers who took part and the excellent venue of The Beach Hotel for making this event a huge success.

    The council team would like to hear from anyone offered a job following the latest Careers and Job Fair – please contact: West Somerset Council: Emily Wishart, Employment and Skills Officer. Community Hub development Officer


    Note: Attached is a photo from the event. Pictured (L-R) Colleen Blake (Hub Development Officer WSC event organiser) Emily Swaby- Halls (JCP Minehead event organiser) Amelia Hockin & Sinead Mullen ( Foxes Academy) Emily Wishart (Employment & Skills Officer WSC event organiser).


    Debbie Rundle, on behalf of West Somerset Council,01984 635280 or 01823 356407 or 07714 759899 email