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20th September 2017

Goole College will continue their partnership with Jobcentre Plus with a huge event designed to provide jobseekers with the tools and opportunities to find work. The event is supported by local MP, Andrew Percy, and builds on several successful employment events previously held in the town.

On Friday 6 October, the ‘Changing Futures: Help in to work’ event will see many of Goole’s major employers attend the college for members of the public to speak to and find out more about the kind of careers they provide and the vacancies available.

Now in its 4th successful year, previous events have welcomed local high profile companies such as Drax, Croda, Howdens Joinery, Tesco’s Distribution, Hobson and Porter, and Yorkshire Bed Company, and the 2017 event will welcome Guardian Glass, NHS Foundation Trust, East Yorkshire Council, Stoneacre and many more.

The event will provide jobseekers with the perfect opportunity to talk face to face with the recruiters and find out exactly what kind of skills and qualifications they are looking for.

For many people, becoming a volunteer is a perfect way of increasing their skill set or building their confidence in the world of work.  As well as employers, the event will host many local volunteer agencies, covering a wide range of sectors, for anyone looking to increase their current skill set by signing up a volunteer.

There will be areas set aside for PC access, where jobseekers can view and apply for all the latest job vacancies in the surrounding area.

Caron Wright, Principal of Goole College said, “We are delighted to be holding this important event in partnership with Jobcentre Plus. Employability is a key part of Goole College’s ethos and we strive to provide all of our students with the skills they need to enter the world of work. For us to be able to help other members of our community find employment by holding this event is something we take great pride in.”

“As a leading training provider, we feel that offering local jobseekers the chance to progress their search for employment is an extension of our promise to address the region’s skill set.”

“We will be displaying a number of employer stands showing the wide range of employment opportunities available in the area and the local employers involved will highlight the wide range of careers available across many sectors. We would like to thank Andrew Percy MP for his ongoing support and Jobcentre Plus for establishing Goole College as the appropriate venue for this event”

Dave Waller, DWP Employer & Partnership Manager said, “Jobcentre Plus is delighted to be working in partnership with Goole College to deliver this event. We recognise the importance of our links with the College as a provider of training opportunities to move our customers closer to or into employment. The event promises to be, as in past years, a great success”.

Goole MP, Andrew Percy comments, “These employment events can be a great opportunity for jobseekers to learn new skills and to see the range of opportunities available locally. Additionally, they provide a valuable chance to speak directly with local employers. The event will not only look at any current vacancies but will also look at apprenticeships and courses, which, of course, can help boost qualifications and experiences.

“I’ve worked closely with both Goole College and Jobcentre Plus on this and previous events and I’m delighted that we are continuing to develop this partnership which offers opportunities like this and provides wider support to local jobseekers.”

The event is open to the public from 10.00am to 2pm at Goole College.