Since I was elected to serve the people of Dudley South in 2015, I have made it my number one priority to promote growth, investment and employment opportunities within the Dudley South constituency.
Following the success of last year’s event, I am organising my fifth annual Jobs and Careers Fair to bring local job-seekers face-to-face with employers and training providers who have opportunities on offer.
Sponsored by Intu Merry Hill and in partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions, the Jobs Fair will take place at Brierley Hill Civic Hall from 11am to 3pm on Thursday 26th September.
Firms are still signing up every day, but employers who have already said that they will be attending the Jobs and Careers Fair include:
will be on hand to discuss the numerous job opportunities available in their West Midlands stores in a range of departments.
B & M
are looking to recruit staff for their Merry Hill stores over the busy Christmas period.
are a fantastic charity who find vulnerable children a home in a loving family. They are always on the look out for foster parents and will be available to chat at my jobs fair if this is something that interests you.
have a huge 80 shop assistant vacancies for the festive season. They will be on hand to discuss the application process at my jobs fair.
Department for Work & Pensions
will be advertising their 30-40 jobs that are currently open across a wide range of departments. Dudley Council’s Employment, Learning and Skills team will also be there to answer any questions you may have.
was founded in 2007 and provide residential care homes for young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Severe Learning Disabilities. They are looking to recruit some carers.
will be recruiting 5 roles in the local area with more to follow in the future as the firm are hoping to open more stores in the Dudley Borough over the coming months.
will be on hand to discuss job opportunities and routes into work through their emerging talent programme. They will also be on hand to help jobseekers with interview prep and CV writing skills.
Thrive Into Work
is an employment support service for people with a mental health/ physical condition in primary and community care. They will be on hand to answer any queries you may have.
will be advertising numerous roles in their retail stores and will be recruiting specifically for extra staff to cover the bust Christmas period.
Transport for West Midlands
are a huge local employer and would like to recruit for a variety of different roles. They will also be advertising roles on behalf of the West Midlands Combined authority
are a recruitment agency who put potential candidates in touch with top employers. They will be on hand at my jobs fair to answer any questions and see if they have anything to offer you.
are one of the biggest retailers at Merry Hill offering fashion for value for women, children and men. They are seeking to recruit retail assistants on both a fixed term and permanent basis.
are a local law firm with an outstanding reputation, who specialise in a wide range of legal fields. They are looking to recruit more people for their fast-growing team.
West Midlands Ambulance Service
have five positions they are looking to recruit for at my Jobs Fair.. They will be on hand to discuss the application process and what it’s like to work on the frontline of the NHS.
West Midlands Police
are on a huge recruitment drive to recruit Police Officers and PCSOs as part of the Government’s ambition to recruit 20,000 new officers nationally.
are one of the largest pub and restaurant chains in the country and will be coming along to my Jobs Fair to advertise their local bar staff vacancies.
24/7 Professional Health
are a care and nursing agency with over 10 vacancies on offer.
Lloyds Bank will also be running a one-to-one CV workshop and interview skills session throughout the Jobs Fair. This is a fantastic opportunity to get some professional advice on how to improve or begin your CV and get some valuable interview tips. No need to book an appointment, just turn up (with your CV if you have one) and you will be seen on a first come, first serve basis
Last year over one thousand people came along to speak to prospective employers and get some more information on the types of jobs and careers available in the local area.
The Mayor of the West Midlands, Andy Street, will also be supporting the Jobs Fair once again as part of his work to strengthen the region's economy.