Free employability workshops at Havant MP’s Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair

Job seekers will have the chance to sharpen their CVs and boost interview skills at Alan Mak’s third Havant Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair.

At the event, which runs from 10am to 3pm at Havant Leisure Centre on Friday 9 March, the National Careers Service will be providing employability workshops, as well as giving top tips on how to get a job.

They are free for all local residents, with a CV building workshop taking place at 10.30am and 1pm and a job interview technique workshop at 11.45am and 2.15pm. No booking is needed.

National Career Service Area Manager Martin Ford said: ‘’When applying for a job it is vitally important to get the right CV, while top interview techniques will make you stand out from the crowd. I encourage everyone who is looking for work, or a change of career to come on the day to improve their employability skills.”

Aside from the employability workshops, representatives from dozens of industries from both the public and private sectors, ranging from the Armed Forces to care agencies and retail, will be on hand to offer jobs and advice. Among the more than 50 exhibitors, offering in excess of 500 jobs and apprenticeships this year includes FatFace, Tarmac, McDonald’s, Lockheed Martin and Stagecoach.

The Fair is free for anybody living in the Havant constituency – which includes Havant Town, Emsworth, Hayling Island, Bedhampton, Langstone, Purbrook, Stakes, Widley and Leigh Park. Friends, family, parents and guardians of young people are also encouraged to attend.

Alan Mak MP said: “I’m committed to helping people get good jobs, so I am delighted to again team-up with the National Careers Service to offer free employability workshops. these will give people the tools for success and help us keep the number of people in work in our local area high.”

Photo caption: Alan Mak MP with the team from the National Careers Service