More than 500 city residents poured through the doors at today's 'Careers into Care' Jobs Fair.

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They took advantage of over 300 job opportunities - and a large number walked away with interview invites.

The event was organised as part of City of Wolverhampton's Residents Week (1 to 7 April) and was held in the Hayward Suite at Molineux Stadium.

More than 30 employers from across the city were on hand to showcase the jobs available.

They included Sevacare, 247 Professional Healthcare, Progress Care Solutions, Woodford Homecare, and Fairway Homecare, among many others. 

Wolverhampton's 'Impact' team were also on hand offering advice and support to young adults aged between 16 and 29 who are Not in Education, Employment or Training (NEET). This project is funded by the European Social Fund.

City of Wolverhampton Council Cabinet Member for City Economy, Councillor John Reynolds, said: "Today's Careers into Care Jobs Fair has proved hugely popular.

"We are delighted with the number of city jobseekers we were able to empower by attracting them to the fair.

"Based on today's successful event for jobs in care we will be doing more sector specific jobs fairs."

The jobs fair followed yesterday's free Apprenticeship Show at Wolverhampton Racecourse, which saw 1,400 people attend throughout the day.

The event was supported by City of Wolverhampton College, the University of Wolverhampton and City of Wolverhampton Council.

The morning session was dedicated to support for school pupils in making up their minds about what to do next, giving them a taste of industry skills and information about trade qualifications, where to continue their education and improve their English or maths.

In the afternoon session, residents of all ages found out more about apprenticeships and met employers and training providers with apprenticeship vacancies.

Claire Boliver, Principal and CEO at City of Wolverhampton College said: "Apprenticeships are a key priority within the City of Wolverhampton and offer a fantastic opportunity for individual learners and employers. 

"The Apprenticeship Show was very successful in promoting these opportunities."

  • released: Wednesday 5 April, 2017