Hundreds of jobseekers are expected to descend on Ripley on Friday, September 6, for a major employment fair in the town.
The event, organised by Amber Valley MP Nigel Mills with the help of Derby University graduate Nikki Dunbar, who featured in the News in May after revealing she had been turned down for 500 jobs despite her excellent events management degree, is set for Ripley Leisure Centre, between 10am and 4pm.
Mr Mills said: “We’ve now had over thirty employers and training providers confirm attendance at the fair, where they’ll be showcasing not only their part-time and full-time vacancies, but also apprenticeships, which is great news for those young people concerned about what they’re going to do now that the summer is over.”
A host of firms including Thorntons, the Co-operative, and Ripley’s Zycomm will be on hand on the day with a range of positions on offer.
Training providers such as the University of Derby will be held, giving seminars on CV writing, interview skills, apprenticeships and on setting up your own business.
Places on seminars should be booked to avoid dissapointment via ambervalley jobsfair.co.uk/seminars.
A full list of the firms attending is also available on the website. Mr Mills continued: “This is a great opportunity to find work or training opportunities and I urge all constituents looking for work or a new job to come along – the event is of course free to attend.”
Nikki Dunbar, 22 and formerly of Heanor, was enlisted to organise the event after Mr Mills read about her plight in the News.