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Employment event announced for Fareham

By Connor Steel

JOBSEEKERS from across the region have been invited to attend an employment fair to be held in Fareham early next month, an event that will be hosted by local MP and current Home Secretary Suella Braverman as she hopes to encourage the Government’s agenda to get constituents into a role or better paid employment.

The annually held ‘Apprenticeships, Skills & Jobs Fair’ has been scheduled to take place between the hours of 10am and 1pm on December 9 (Friday); with everybody over fifteen years old invited to attend. The venue has been announced as being Fareham’s DWP Jobcentre office, which is located on West Street near Wilko.

This temporary jobcentre was opened to the public in February this year and features a number of Universal Credit work coaches; who regularly carry out meetings with claimants from Fareham, Gosport, and Cosham. The main jobcentre near the council offices remains open for questions, appointments, and service delivery.

Attendees will be able to explore a variety of apprenticeship, training, and employment possibilities; including those from local companies, providers, and schemes. Professionals will further be on hand to offer feedback on CV writing, preparation for starting new jobs and extra support in developing those crucial interview skills.

Eighteen companies have signed up to the employment fair across a range of different sectors, including the Office for National Statistics, Fareham College, Kiwi Education, PETA, Barclays, Kelvion, and Estee Lauder. Personnel from the Royal Navy, Royal Army and Royal Air Force will also be available for chats with visitors.

This event is completely free to attend and no appointments are required at this time, with Suella Braverman listing further information on the downloadable poster link. Jobseekers and local businesses are encouraged to contact the parliamentary office by emailing for all urgent questions.

PICTURED BY ALAMY (CB8WBN): Newspaper based jobs advertisement seen through a magnifying glass.