2018's Tendring Jobs & Careers Fair
An estimated 1,400 people came along to Clacton’s Princes Theatre for this year’s Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair on Tuesday October 2nd, where more than 55 exhibitors had stands in a bid to attract new recruits to job vacancies, training opportunities and even long-term career options.
Although numbers were slightly down on last year, this also reflects a decline in the unemployment rate locally - although there were approximately 550 jobs available on the day to those looking for work.
Employers at the event ranged from the armed forces, care companies and hospitality firms, to boat builders, retailers and manufacturers, while the jobs board contained a whole host of other vacancies from businesses across the district who could not all fit into the venue.
Some candidates were even offered interviews on the day as part of the hiring process and we are certain many of those will get new jobs.
Please also have a look at our video on YouTube - which is here: : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ltlnkkkvonE
We would also like to take this opportunity of thanking all our sponsors for their generosity in helping us stage the 2018 event:
Affinity Water, Aldi, Electric Center, Galloper Wind Farm, Harwich Haven Authority, Horizon Construction, Hughes Electrical, Red7Marine, Rose Builders, Sainsbury’s, Surya Foods & Surya Hotels.
2017 Tendring Jobs & Careers Fair
Tendring District Council, in partnership with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) held the fifth Tendring Jobs & Careers Fair on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.
The event took place at the Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea and was open to visitors from 10.00am – 4.00pm.
Over 2,000 visitors attended and there were a total of 55 exhibitors from both local and national companies, covering a wide range of sectors including retail, hospitality, construction, manufacturing, tourism and care. There were also some great training and volunteer opportunities available to visitors too, including Colchester Institute, Nova Training, Catten College, The Army & Army Reserves, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Essex Fire & Rescue & Essex Police.
Businesses who were not able to exhibit were still able to advertise their job vacancies free of charge on the jobs board and there were approximately 500 jobs available on the day to visitors.
There was an opportunity for two visitors to win a forklift training course worth £500 each and the lucky winners were Trevor Woodger and Lewis Cooper.
Free transport was again provided for jobseekers from Harwich, Dovercourt and Jaywick Sands.
The Council also hosted a buffet lunch to over 30 of the district's top businesses, many of whom hadn’t been to the event before and this gave them a real opportunity to see first hand how important this annual event is to both employers and those looking for work.
We would like to thank our sponsors for their generosity in helping us stage 2017's event.
Galloper Wind Farm, Harwich
Harwich Haven Authority, Harwich
Surya Foods, Harwich
Surya Hotels, Colchester
Grange Fencing, Harwich
Electric Center, Clacton