GOOD news for jobseekers and people looking to make a career move – a jobs fair is set to be staged at a key Basingstoke venue.

The Anvil will be the place to go today as the free-to-attend fair takes place from 10am to 5pm.

An array of companies across a number of sectors, colleges and more signed up to be present at the event which is free to attend, with no sign-up required.

The event has been organised by The Gazette in association with Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

The fair will feature exhibitors, free seminars and one-to-one advice clinics for visitors.

Bill Browne, publisher of The Gazette, said: “The fair aims to provide a valuable link between employers and employees.

“It will be a great opportunity for those either looking to get on the job ladder, change their job or have a change in their career.

“And it is especially aimed at young people who are may be coming up to finishing their college or university courses.

“This is an ideal opportunity to find out what sort of companies we have locally and what opportunities there are – all in one place. Jobseekers will have a chance to meet people from different companies and find out what they do and offer.

“Furthermore, businesses can meet prospective employees face-to-face before the interview stage and it’s a good platform to gain publicity for their products as well as career opportunities.”

Organisations already signed up for the fair are:

  • Peter Symonds College (for adult & higher education)
  • Active Assistance
  • All Care GB Ltd
  • Basingstoke Job Centre
  • National Careers Service
  • St Michael’s Home Care
  • Priority Appointments
  • Nurse Plus
  • Barchester Healthcare
  • Abicare Services Ltd
  • Future Home Care
  • Vitacress

Throughout the day there’ll be a packed seminar programme giving advice and guidance on a range of topics from CV writing to succeeding at interviews as well as interactive workshops, courtesy of the Watermill Theatre, and clinics run by Basingstoke Job Centre and National Careers Service.

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