Havant MP Alan Mak announces return of Jobs & Apprenticeships Fair for second year

Following a hugely successful inaugural event, the Havant Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair will return on 3  March for a second year.

Organised by local MP Alan Mak, the popular event is set to be “bigger and better” with more than a thousand jobs, apprenticeships and roles on offer.

Building on the success of last year, Mr Mak said the Fair was the perfect opportunity for anyone searching for work or looking for a career change. 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.

With around 100 exhibitors, the event will this year be taking place at Havant Leisure Centre on Friday 3 March from 10am to 4pm and 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.

Mr Mak said: “Last year we had fabulous support from the community for my Jobs Fair. I am delighted the Fair will return in March. We’re fortunate to have low unemployment locally, but we should never be complacent and should be aiming to get everyone into work, an apprenticeship or training. I am also keen to showcase some of the excellent employers we have locally, such as Hayling’s Medina Joinery who exhibited last year.”

“A strong local economy is my top priority, and more jobs means rising living standards, growing investment and successful local businesses. I encourage anyone who is thinking about changing career, looking for work or considering an apprenticeship to come along on the day and find out more.”

The Fair is also supported by the Havant Job Centre who will be providing advice on the day. Specialist workshops will also be provided by the National Careers Service on CV building and job interview techniques.

There is still space for exhibitors, any business wishing to get involved should email alan.mak.mp@parliament.uk for more information.

Picture: Alan Mak at the Havant Jobs, Apprenticeships and Careers Fair last year