A TOTAL of 3,500 roles will be on offer at this year’s Burton jobs fair, it has been revealed.
The town’s MP Andrew Griffiths told the Mail he was ‘astounded’ by the response from the business community, with only days remaining until the event on Thursday at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium, in Princess Way.
Among the jobs on offer will be nursing positions at Burton’s Queen’s Hospital and a raft of roles at Healthcare at Home, based in Centrum 100.
Mr Griffiths told the Mail that in all the years he has been running the event, this was the best line-up he had ever seen.
He said: “It quite simply is an astonishing amount of jobs on offer to people across the entire area.
“There is literally a job on offer for everyone, with so many different trades and firms signed up to take part in the event.
“This shows to me that business and the economy in Burton are booming.
“I really hope the jobs fair will be a great success again and I hope people looking for a job, or looking for a change of career, will come along to see what is on offer.
“It is going to be a great day and, at the end of it, I hope lots of people will be able to say they now have a job as a result of the fair.”
The 3,500 figure means there will be twice the number of jobs on offer than people currently unemployed in Burton, based on the most recent statistics.
The event will also offer up a raft of training courses for people looking to get back into work.
“There will be advice and training on offer from people at Burton and South Derbyshire College,” added Mr Griffiths.
“They will be able to help people with interview technique, how to write an application and a CV.”
The Mail previously revealed that Burton-based firms Pirelli, Spirit, Punch Taverns and Uttoxeter-based JCB had all been named as sponsors of the event.
More than 1,600 people descended on the event last year with dozens leaving with new jobs.
More information about this year’s fair is available by heading online to the website www.burtonjobsfair.com.
By Rob Smyth (Burton Mail)