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18th Aug, 2022

Career help on offer in Lutterworth area during Jobs Week

CAREER advice will be on offer in the Lutterworth area when a week-long employment initiative returns this week after a successful debut last year.

Harborough District Council’s (HDC) Jobs Week, run in partnership with the Job Centre Plus and the National Careers Service, runs from Friday (April 1) to Friday April 8.

It will comprise face-to-face and virtual events to help people find employment, improve skills, or find new opportunities – whether in work or not.

The week will begin with the monthly Job Club at the Wycliffe Rooms in Lutterworth on Friday (April 1) where people can drop-in between 12:30-4pm for free support from the National Careers Service or Work Live Leicestershire. It offers help with writing CVs, improving interview skills and enrolling on courses.

A Job Fair will take place on Wednesday (April 6) at The Symington Building in Market Harborough where people can drop-in anytime between 11am-2pm to speak with employers about what roles are available, with the chance to secure an interview.

HDC leader Coun Phil King said: “Searching and preparing for employment and knowing what support is available can be difficult; Harborough Jobs Week will offer a wide range of free advice to help local people discover what opportunities are out there to help them get back into work or change careers to fully unlock their potential.

“It’s also an opportunity for employers, especially those who run small businesses, to find out how best to recruit and hire new workers.”

The Jobcentre Plus is also offering health and well-being workshops to help customers build confidence, as well as follow up interviews with employers throughout the week. Contact a Work Coach for more information.

On Thursday (April 7), job seekers can book on to a virtual Employability Workshop delivered by the National Careers Service (NCS), which will focus on transferable skills, CVs and free support available through the NCS.

Employers can also get support by attending a Getting Started with Recruiting and Hiring for Your Small Business event at the Harborough Innovation Centre on Thursday (April 7), 9am-12:30pm. The workshop explores the legal pitfalls for employers to navigate, and shares best practices to mitigate these and support small businesses in providing a gold standard ‘candidate experience’.

There will also be a range of resources shared across the week on the Council’s social media channels and the Invest in Harborough website. Visit www.investinharborough.com/jobsweek for more information.

Employers can email business@harborough.gov.uk to attend the Job Fair.

Businesses can visit www.leicesteremploymenthub.co.uk/vacancy-listing to add their job vacancies on the Leicester Employment Hub website.

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