The final Sheffield’s Working Jobs Fair of 2022, delivered by Opportunity Sheffield in partnership with Jobcentre Plus, took place at Broomhall Community Centre on Tuesday 22 November.
Jobseekers from the local area attended to discover the latest job opportunities, meet employers and find out about employment support and training options.
Employers in attendance included The University of Sheffield, Avon and Sheffield City Council, who were on hand to talk through current vacancies and advise routes into their industries.
“The job fairs are a great opportunity to meet people in real life in their communities, to see what we can offer,” said Sarah Higgins, Sheffield’s Working Project Officer.
“Doing localised events like this has gone really well. We’ve had good footfall today – great positive people who are here because they want to grab the opportunities, and not because the job centre told them to be here.
“I think they benefit everyone. We’re taking the next Jobs Fair to Gleadless in January. Transport links are good, and we already have some great employers lined up.”
Adeel Zahman, Local Area Committee Manager at Sheffield City Council, added:
“It’s great to see a diverse range of people from the local community and surrounding areas of Broomhall. The purpose of the LACs is to empower communities and bring services into the heart of the community.
“I believe in a bottom-up approach, and regular events like this, elevate individuals and the whole local area.”
Attend a jobs fair as an employer
The next Sheffield’s Working Jobs Fair is on Tuesday 24 January at Terry Wright Community Hall, 569 Gleadless Road, Sheffield, S2 2BT. Drop in between 10am and 12pm.
If you are a local employer looking to recruit and would like to book a stall, contact Sarah Higgins on email@example.com or call: 0114 474 3304
Find all of Opportunity Sheffield’s services at: www.sheffield.gov.uk/business/employment-skills
About our jobs fairs
Sheffield’s Working Jobs Fairs are a collaboration with Job Centre Plus South Yorkshire, and bring Opportunity Sheffield’s skills and training services, together with a range of Sheffield based employers.
Opportunity Sheffield’s programmes include Advance (training and courses), Advancing Digital (digital skills training and courses), Sector Routeways (bootcamps for training in a specific sector) and ESF Pathways (helping unemployed people overcome barriers to get into work).