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More than 600 youngsters attended a job fair event

Posted on : 11 Jul 2017

More than 600 youngsters attended a job fair event
Former international footballer Neville Southall, Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council Cllr. John Bevan, Paty Wysom Careers Wales with employers and training providers
Caerphilly Council hosted a Live Vacancy event drawing together more than 45 employers and training providers to offer job opportunities to those aged 16 to 24.
The event was organised in partnership with Caerphilly Council’s Youth Service and Careers Wales and was officially opened by the Mayor of Caerphilly County Borough Council Cllr. John Bevan and former international footballer Neville Southall.
Youngsters were queuing outside Sue Noake Leisure Centre in Ystrad Mynach from 9:30am waiting for the event to open to discuss job opportunities and more than 600 young people visited the event throughout the day.
Jobs across various sectors were available such as retail, central government, the Armed Forces, contact centres, industry and many more. Featured organisations included Aldi, EE, National Statistics Office, South Wales Fire and Rescue Service and many more.
Michele Govier a Business Engagement Advisor for Careers Wales, commented, “The Live Vacancy event was a huge success, we saw real merit in working in partnership with the council to draw together organisations and offer employment opportunities for young people.”
Caerphilly Council’s Youth Service is planning to host similar events in the coming months in towns across the county borough.
Cllr Sean Morgan, Cabinet Member responsible for Wellbeing of Future Generations commented, “I would like to thank everyone involved in planning this fantastic event. At Caerphilly County Borough Council we are committed to providing education and employment opportunities to our young residents. It is very clear that there is a demand for these events, so we will continue to strive to meet these demands.” 

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