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Daventry residents benefit from largest jobs fair ever

21 July 2023

People at a Jobs fair in Daventry

On Wednesday 19 July, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) partnered with West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) and Acorn Training Ltd to run their largest recruitment event to date.

The event aimed to help residents access the vast range of free employment support available and enable local employers to fill vacancies by engaging with the local labour market.

Over 150 jobseekers attended the free event and over 30 exhibitors were on hand to showcase local jobs, training and support which included Kew Green Hotels, Moulton College, Northampton College, Whittlebury Hall and many more.

Attendees on the day benefitted from CV advice, tips on interviews, guidance on starting up a new business and more, as well as having access to the free West Northants Employment Support Service (WNESS), a one-stop-shop for every resident and employer providing everything they need on their employment journey.

Delivering proactive support to enable residents to secure sustainable, local employment is a top priority for the Council, as well as enabling employers to grow and upskill their workforce. 

We recognise that to effectively support our community, we must work innovatively and collaboratively and are very glad to have partnered with DWP for this event and it certainly won’t be the last.
Councillor Daniel Lister, WNC’s Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Town Centre Regeneration and Growth
This event was a perfect example of collaborative working together between DWP, Acorn Training and West Northamptonshire Council.  

We saw an array of employers across a variety of sectors; from the Army and Police to Hospitality, Warehouse & Logistics, Administration, Cleaning and Security to name just a few.  

We had around 150 footfall on the day, with people either looking for work, a change in career or upskilling in something different - there was something for everyone. A big Well Done to all those involved.
Emma Kendrick, Employment Advisor Manager at DWP

Find free employment support on the WNC website or subscribe to our monthly employment e-newsletter to learn more about job vacancies, upcoming events, training opportunities and more - Employment e-newsletter.

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