Residents breakdown the barriers to work

Organisers hope to repeat the success of the latest Arun Skills and Jobs Fairs which saw more than 200 people attend and get valuable career advice.

Record numbers of people attended the two most recent events in Bognor and Littlehampton, hosted by West Sussex County Council’s Children and Family Centres.

The fairs enabled people to meet training centres and employers face-to-face.

Held in conjunction with Bognor and Littlehampton Job Centre Plus, the events also offer support to residents to overcome the barriers to work such as interview skills, training and childcare options.

Sharon Howard, Chief Executive Officer for Safe in Sussex, said: “The jobs fair was a great opportunity for us to talk about our services and for potential volunteers to come forward. It was an added bonus finding a new member of staff too.”

The next Arun Skills and Jobs Fair is being held at The Littlehampton Children and Family Centre, at the Wickbourne Centre, in Clun Road, from 10.30am to 1pm on 22 February 2018.

Stephen Hillier, County Council Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I am pleased to say that the feedback from previous events has been so positive that we are hoping to hold four skills and jobs fairs in 2018 starting with the one in Littlehampton.

“There will be experts on hand to help with a range of worries including confidence building and finance support. I would encourage anyone who is worried about work to not be afraid and come along. “

There will be four Arun Skills and Jobs Fair held in 2018 with plans for a special event specifically for young people in Bognor Regis on April 24. There will also be events in Littlehampton in September and in Bognor Regis in November.

To find out more, contact 01903 276840 or visit the Facebook pages @arunwestnorthcfc and @aruneastcfc.


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