More than 300 job opportunities will be on offer at the 'Careers in Care' jobs fair as part of Residents Week (1 to 7 April) on Wednesday 5 April.

The event will take place in the Hayward Suite, at Molineux Stadium, from 9.30am to 1pm, with more than 30 exhibitors lined up.

People attending will have the opportunity to meet one to one with employers, such as Sevacare, 247 Professional Healthcare, Progress Care Solutions, Woodford Homecare, and Fairway Homecare, to find out more.

A range of entry level jobs will be available, including caring jobs in residential care homes, care support workers for people of all ages and domiciliary care jobs caring for people in their own homes. Many of these jobs are flexible and can fit around childcare arrangements. No qualifications are required and they are open to drivers and non drivers, with many jobs allowing people to work close to home.

A great deal of support and training is also available in this sector and attendees will be able to speak to the likes of City of Wolverhampton College, Job Change, Wolverhampton Adult Education Service, Performance Through People and the University of Wolverhampton.

There will also be an information and advice zone, where exhibitors such as Black Country Impact - an ESF funded project to support young people aged between 19 and 29 - will be on hand to talk to.

City of Wolverhampton Council's economic inclusion team and Department for Work and Pensions will be available to guide and direct you, and attendees can find out about support to get back to work, including the opportunity to access a one to one work coach, who will offer mentoring support. 

Councillor John Reynolds, Cabinet Member for City Economy, said: "We have an ambitious long term plan to encourage enterprise, empower people, reinvigorate our city and improve the prosperity of businesses and residents - and this event supports that.

"This is an excellent opportunity for people looking for work in the care sector or people who perhaps want a change of direction or are thinking of taking up further training or education.

"Around 30 local employers will be exhibiting and with 300 vacancies in a range of roles, both full time and part time, on offer this event is not to be missed.

"We're optimistic about the future of the city. It is a great place to live, work, visit and do business."

Adam Nicholls, Development Officer at Progress added: "We are looking forward to exhibiting at this event.

"Many of our staff had not previously considered a career in care but are now deeply committed to their role and are looking to take their next steps up the ladder.

"There are lots of opportunities in this sector working with vulnerable children, adults and the elderly, supporting them to live the best lives they possibly can.

"Jobs on offer range from residential care to community support to fostering, meaning local people can find a role that suits them.

"We are looking for motivated and inspirational people, if that sounds like you, come and find out more."

The event is open to all and booking is not required.

The Careers in Care jobs fair is just one of a series of free events to support local people during Residents Week. For more information please visit Type=links;Linkid=8180;Title=Residents Week;Target=_blank;.

The City of Wolverhampton has so much to offer - it is a great place to live, learn, and work, and Residents Week activities are supported by a range of organisations in the public, private, voluntary and faith sectors.

  • released: Tuesday 28 March, 2017