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Hundreds attend annual Job Fair

There was a big turnout at the annual Fenland Job Fair last Friday (April 15), with about 320 people attending the all-day event in Wisbech.

Job Fair 2016

More than 20 organisations took part. Between them they had over 225 vacancies on offer, as well as scores of volunteering opportunities.

Advice and practical help were also available on ways of improving CVs, job applications and interview techniques, together with pointers to various skills courses.

The fair was held at the Queen Mary Centre. It was organised by Luminus's Ferry Project, with funding from the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and extra support from Anglian Water and Fenland District Council.

Organisations attending included:

·         Anglian Water Alliance

·         Animal Jobs Direct

·         Army

·         A14 Highways Alliance

·         CAB

·         COWA

·         ENTU

·         Ferry Project

·         Cambs Fire and Rescue

·         JCP

·         Kickstart

·         Luminus

·         MICA Healthcare

·         MI Homecare

·         Motiv8

·         National Careers Service

·         NACRO

·         Peterborough Skills Academy

·         Cambs Police

·         Regard

·         Swan Recruitment

·         Volunteer Centre

A weekly Jobs Café is held at the Queen Mary Centre every Friday (10am-noon), attended by various employers, including the Citizens Advice Bureau, Job Centre Plus, the Careers Service and the College of West Anglia. For more details, call the Queen Mary Centre on 01945 581444.

Article added April 20, 2016