The 9th Gosport Employment and Skills Fair (GE&SF) will be staged by Gosport Borough Council on Thursday 30th January from 12pm to 6pm at the Gosport Leisure Centre.
Based upon the successful format of previous years there will be 50 exhibitors made up of employers - offering job and apprenticeship vacancies - and employment support agencies, training organisations and colleges - providing advice and help to residents looking for work or training opportunities.
Therefore Gosport Employment and Skills Fair 2020 will be the perfect opportunity for you to get a new job, new skill, career inspiration, or help to be your own boss. It is also perfect for pupils and students looking to find out more about the future training, apprenticeship and career opportunities available locally.
More details about the Fair and the participating exhibitors will be posted on GE&SF 2020 so please check back regularly.
GE&SF attracts on average 50 exhibitors and over 600 visitors. It regularly has at least 30 employers promoting hundreds of job and apprenticeship vacancies, plus career opportunities. The other 20 exhibitors are employment support and training organisations and education establishments that can help residents get those jobs and apprenticeships.
Previously known as Gosport Business and Employment Fair, it has been staged annually since 2012 by Gosport Borough Council to promote the locally available job, apprenticeship and training opportunities to residents - both employed or unemployed.
Its aims are to help
It is a very effective method for local businesses to engage face-to-face with a large number of residents about their current vacancies and recruit as a direct result.
It also provides opportunities for businesses to network with the employment support organisations, training providers and education establishments to help maintain and develop new relationships to further assist with recruitment and workforce development.
Although primarily aimed at job seeking adults and young people, it is also aimed at pupils and students to help them get a better understanding of the future career opportunities and skills needs here in Gosport.
Employer exhibitors promote job and apprenticeship vacancies, plus career opportunities, within the following sectors
Support organisation exhibitors, many of which members of the Gosport Employment and Skills Partnership network, are on hand to provide advice and support to help residents
Outcomes from the 2017 event
The 2017 event was the biggest yet in terms of numbers of exhibitors and employers:
Based upon feedback what attendees valued most was: