Andrew Mitchell MP launches Sutton Coldfield Jobs Fair for 8 July at the Town Hall

16th March 2016

The MP for our Royal Town has today announced the launch of his second Jobs and Careers Fair to take place on 8 July at the Town Hall. Mr Mitchell MP has secured the presence of both local and national businesses offering vacancies and apprenticeships schemes. The Fair will also run Advice Seminar Sessions from careers experts on the day.

On the 8 July, visitors will be welcomed by Andrew Mitchell MP who will officially open the Fair at 10am. Throughout the day businesses with job vacancies, apprenticeships schemes and volunteering opportunities will be on hand to help maximise the potential of all those wanting to develop their skills and get into employment. Participants can also expect guidance on preparing CV’s and job applications as well seminars from the Government’s International Citizen Service.

A large number of participants are expected on the day, with the previous Fair attracting over 50 businesses and 1000 attendees. The MPs plans have been welcomed by local schools and local and regional businesses.

The launch of the Jobs Fair follows recent welcome announcement of lower unemployment figures across the Royal Town which show that just over 500 people in Sutton Coldfield are unemployed, representing 1.2% of Sutton’s working population. This means there are just 400 people claiming Job Seeker’s Allowance and a further 125 claimants are aged between 18-24 (15 lower than the last year).

Mr Mitchell said, “There is no room for complacency which is why I am pleased to launch my Sutton Coldfield Jobs Fair 2016 to be held in our Town Hall on Friday 8 July to help our young people in Sutton Coldfield into jobs and into careers.”

Although it is specifically aimed at school-leavers and young people seeking work, the Jobs Fair is open to people of all ages who want access to its opportunities and expertise.”

Photo: Rt Hon Andrew Mitchell MP with Apprenticeship Recruitment at the Jobs Fair 2014 held in the Sutton Coldfield Town Hall