James Cartlidge MP has welcomed the news that the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Skills), Alex Burghart MP will be attending his Employment & Skills Fair in Great Cornard at the end of April. James is hosting the Fair on Friday 22nd April 2022 from 10:00 – 13:30 at The Stevenson Centre, Great Cornard, CO10 0WD. James has organised the Fair after local employers raised the recruitment challenges that they have been facing. During the sessions of the South Suffolk Taskforce, businesses also highlighted concerns about the way in which younger people are informed about the types of employment opportunities nearby.
A range of businesses and organisations have been invited to attend the Fair to discuss the vacancies, apprenticeships and work experience placements that they have to offer. People from across South Suffolk will be invited to attend, specifically those who are seeking employment, looking for a new opportunity, and those looking to develop their skillset. The Fair has received strong support so far from the Department for Work & Pensions and the local Job Centre who will be holding CV workshops and 1-1 advice sessions, focussing on upskilling local people.
James Cartlidge MP says: “Since I was first elected in 2015, it’s been one of my top priorities to champion opportunities for young people in my constituency. Alongside this, during multiple constituency businesses visits, employers have raised issues with recruitment and the skills gap locally. I have therefore organised an Employment & Skills Fair with the aim of showcasing the opportunities that are on offer in our area. It’s fantastic news that the Skills Minister has agreed to attend, to meet with our brilliant employers and to hear more about the skills challenge in South Suffolk.
“As we have now reached the end of all Covid restrictions in England, it is important that we make the most of our unique position. We have an abundance of excellent opportunities and vacancies, providing interesting and rewarding employment for people of all ages, as we bounce back from the pandemic.
“I would encourage all South Suffolk residents, who are interested in opportunities with our brilliant local businesses, to attend. For more information, please visit www.jamescartlidge.com/jobs-fair or contact my office on 020 7219 4875.”
Published in the Suffolk Free Press.