Norwich For Jobs will, on Friday 25th January 2019, be celebrating 6 years of successfully helping young people into work by hosting a ‘Reverse Jobs Fair’.
The event, which is taking place at The Great Hospital, will see around 50 local employers come together to receive an update on our work since the start of the project. Many employers attending are Norwich For Jobs certificate holders, and will be joining us for a special photo opportunity with their certificates, as well as employers who will be presented with their certificates at the event.
After a series of short speeches and Q&A with employers and young people, the ‘Reverse Jobs Fair’ will begin, whereby local employers will visit stands of young people grouped together in industry categories. Usual jobs fairs see job-seekers approach employers who have vacancies. At this event, we are turning things around in order to offer employers an alternative way to meet our young people and to recruit; and to give our young people who might be uncomfortable approaching employers an easier way to engage.
In addition to offering employers an opportunity to meet our young people, the event will provide attendees to visit ‘advice stations’. These advice stations will offer employers professional advice from the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce and the Federation of Small Businesses, as well as advice from Apprenticeships Norfolk and other training providers about supporting young people in learning courses whilst working.
Chloe Smith MP, who is Founder and Chair of the Norwich for Jobs Project said: “I am really excited about our Reverse Jobs Fair Event. We’re doing something a bit different, and I’m incredibly proud of the Norwich For Jobs Team. People are looking forward to this unique event, and employers are looking at how they can present their business to young people as potential employees, rather than thinking that young people need to present themselves to them. Young people are talent in our project.
“In the past 6 years, Norwich For Jobs has helped hundreds of Norwich young people and employers, and we have some really inspiring success stories that we are looking forward to presenting at the event. I would encourage any employer who is struggling to fill positions to consider joining us at this event and working with our project.”
Employers can find out more about the Reverse Jobs Fair and can register to attend by visiting: https://mailchi.mp/6ac6f0e991d1/gpdr-1628961?e=1e6c49b340