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Written by RICH GUTTRIDGE
SCORES of apprenticeships are to be made available in Burton at a huge event to be held later this summer in a bid to boost the number of young people in work.
Burton’s MP Andrew Griffiths revealed details of the apprenticeships fair aiming to offer the town’s jobless a route into work.
The event will be held at Burton and South Derbyshire College at a date which is expected to be confirmed in the coming weeks.
Written by ADRIAN JENKINS
ORGANISERS of Burton’s second jobs fair hope to offer more than 2,000 vacancies — double the total at last year’s inaugural event.
They confirmed the figure just hours before welcoming the first jobseekers to the 2012 event, due to be held from 10am to 3pm tomorrow at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium.
Burton MP Andrew Griffiths, who is organising the event with Burton and District Chamber of Commerce and Job- Centre Plus, said he was delighted with the total, telling the Mail it had far exceeded his initial expectations.
Written by ADRIAN JENKINS
VACANCIES and apprenticeships to be offered at Burton’s second jobs fair have topped the 400-mark after three firms pledged to advertise scores of nursing and care positions.
Mediline Nurses and Carers Limited has promised to offer 70 jobs at the event, scheduled to be held a week tomorrow at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium. Bluebird Care will advertise five posts and Lifeways three.
Written by ADRIAN JENKINS
BURTON is to host its second jobs fair in a bid to fill vacancies and slash the dole queue.
The event will be held on Friday, September 21, at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium, in Princess Way.
Burton MP Andrew Griffiths is organising the fair with help from Burton and District Chamber of Commerce and Job- Centre Plus.
They are arranging the 10am to 4.30pm event after being lobbied by businesses keen to repeat the inaugural event’s success.
A TOURISM website to showcase the ‘best of Burton’ is to be launched to promote the town and draw in visitors.
The idea, revealed at a recent tourism seminar, held at Dunstall Hall, to discuss how businesses could benefit from the new National Football Centre in Rangemore, was born out of talks between the Burton and
district Chamber of Commerce and Andrew Griffiths, the town’s MP. The Mail understands the site will be funded by corporate sponsors and employ staff either on a permanent or consultancy basis.
AROUND 2,500 jobseekers descended on Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium yesterday hoping to find employment at the biggest jobs fair in the town’s history.
Scores of people queued outside the building before the doors opened to the fair, where around 1,000 vacancies were up for grabs.
Forty five companies had stalls at the event, including Boots, which offered 200 vacancies, UPS offering 50, Vodafone offering 30 and even a selection from Sky TV.
JCB, Burton-based pub and brewing giants Spirit, Punch and Molson Coors, as well as Burton and South Derbyshire College, also had stalls.
Award-winning businesswoman, and star of Dragons Den, Hilary Devey has added her support to Burton & Uttoxeter Jobs Fair
A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE businesswoman has thrown her weight behind a Burton jobs fair which will have 400 vacancies on offer.
Rangemore resident Hilary Devey, the founder and owner of leading pallet distribution company Pall-Ex, described the event, due to be held on Friday, September 30, at Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium, as a ‘great opportunity for those seeking employment’.
The new star of BBC’s Dragons’ Den programme said: “The Burton Jobs Fair should provide a great opportunity for those seeking employment, with the chance to meet company representatives face-to-face.
A WHOPPING 300 vacancies will be up for grabs at a Burton jobs fair — offering real hope of a brighter future for those out of work.
Twenty companies have already signed up for the event, due to be held on Friday, September 30, at Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium.
Some are so keen to get involved they have brought forward their recruitment plans as they view the event as a chance to employ the 'best people'.
Organisers are brimming with optimism, confident that, with three weeks still to go before the fair, firms will come forward to offer even more jobs.
Supporting the Union Jack JCB at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
DIGGER giant JCB has boosted plans to hold a jobs fair by agreeing to be the event’s main sponsor.
Sir Anthony Bamford’s multi-national company pledged its backing for the event, scheduled to be held on Friday, September 30, at the Pirelli Stadium, after an approach from Uttoxeter MP and lead organiser Andrew Griffiths.
Meeting with Malcolm Harbour MEP and Mark Hunter, Chief Executive of Molson Coors UK, at the Molson Coors brewery
BURTON’S MP spoke of his ‘delight’ after news of Molson Coors’ multi-million investment in brewing in the town was announced.
Andrew Griffiths said: “This is the best news to hit Burton in many, many years. I think that it secures the future of Molson Coors in the town, not just for the years of this spending, but for decades spanning into the future.