Big turnout for employment event in Scunthorpe

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 15 Sep 2017

obseekers were able to speak to employers at the Open Doors event at The Baths Hall yesterday (Thursday, September 14).

North Lincolnshire Council's Festival of Skills and Opportunities is back for 2017 and was kick-started with the event today.

The Open Doors Event was open to anyone looking for work, looking for a change in direction or just simply wants to see what is on offer.

Sixty employers with job opportunities attended, offering job opportunities, career advice, guidance and support including HM Forces Recruitment Teams, Regular and Reservists, KFC, Ongo, Avon, Staffline, North Lindsey College and Driver Hire.

Morrisons, McDonald's, Q Hotels and British Steel were all presenting on the day.

There was also a dedicated specialist area of support for H M Forces, Veterans and their families from support charities and organisations such as British Legion and SSAFA. There was also help on offer for people with learning disabilities.

The UK's largest retailer, Tesco, were running mock interviews.

READ MORE: Shoppers and traders invited to have their say on the future of Scunthorpe Market at event next week

Jobseekers could bring their CV with them and get it checked by employers.

Dawn Louth and her daughter Charlotte both came away with the information they needed.

"It is a lot bigger than I thought it would be. I am thinking of changing career. I work part-time at the moment.

Open Doors event

"I was looking at retraining in IT at North Lindsey College," Dawn said.

Charlotte said she was looking into retail and IT apprenticeships at North Lindsey College.

Jeremy Clarke, human resources manager at New Century Foods, said they had a great response today.

"We have jobs which are up until Christmas this year but we never overlook anyone if they are good.

"I have interviews set up for tomorrow and Monday," he said.

Paul Ferguson, from TSC Foods, said he was impressed at the "exceptional" people they have spoken to today.

"It has been good. It was really busy earlier on," he said.

Cheryl Smith, community investment manager at North Lincolnshire Council: "There are literally hundreds of jobs on offer. We are having really good feedback. There is a real mix of people."

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