Today Anna attended the Southend Jobs Fair at the Park Inn by Radisson Palace Hotel in Central Southend.
The Jobs Fair offers the opportunity to apply for jobs, meet and speak to HR teams face to face rather than online, discover new job opportunities in other sectors, find career advice and CV advice but also to find apprenticeships, training courses and self-employed opportunities as well.
Anna attended the event to support the businesses and those looking for jobs, as well as to discuss what support can be given to local businesses in the area. She spoke to representatives from Royal Navy, the founder of Kidz Camp Essex, Job Centre Plus about the way to work campaign, the South Essex College about their adult education programmes and Home Instead about jobs in the care sector which Anna was particularly interested in having visited Cavell Lodge and spoken to local care home owners about issues of short staffing following the pandemic.
Following the event, Anna said: “The jobs fair is an excellent opportunity for local people who are looking for new jobs, a switch in career paths, or just advice about how they can develop professionally. I was delighted especially to see apprenticeship programs represented as I am passionate about the benefits of apprenticeship programs and have promoted them in the House of Commons Education Select Committee. It was great to see such a buzz in the air and such a wide variety of businesses getting involved. It all goes to reinforce my view that there is no city with more engaged and thriving local businesses than the UK’s newest city: Southend-on-Sea!”