It is now less than three weeks until the De La Warr Pavilion hosts the 4th Annual Bexhill Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair.

Last Friday Bexhill MP, Huw Merriman, and Jay Wootten, Events & Community Relations Manager, Hastings Direct joined forces to launch the popular local event to Bexhill College students.

From the stage of Izzard Theatre at the college, Huw told students that this year’s Jobs Fair is looking to be the best yet. It will provide a fantastic opportunity for the whole community to meet a wide range of local and national employers as well as training providers and business start-up advisors.

Jay Wootten of Hastings Direct encouraged the students to think about how they could get the most out of their visit to the Jobs Fair by thinking in advance of how to begin conversations with employers and what questions to ask of them. He got them to think about their strengths and to practise introducing themselves to each other by saying something positive about themselves.

Huw said “The Bexhill Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair is a fantastic opportunity for local college students to find out more about the jobs and careers available to them as well as providing inspiration and ideas for their future. There will also be plenty of opportunities to get advice on interview skills, CV writing and for those thinking of working for themselves, we have some terrific organisations who will be offering entrepreneurship advice. I’m delighted that Google accepted my invitation to support the fair by providing workshops on CV building for job seekers and digital marketing planning for would-be entrepreneurs.”

Jay Wootten of Hastings Direct said “It was great to be able to help prepare students to make the most out of their visit to the Jobs Fair. I hope that this morning’s event gave them a good idea of what to expect from the day and the confidence to start positive conversations about themselves with employers. There will be lots of additional help on the day for anyone who needs a bit of guidance to help them get the most out of their visit. As a major sponsor of the Jobs Fair, Hastings Direct is looking forward to welcoming local students as well as those looking for a career change or returning to work.”

Dave Brown, Vice Principal of Bexhill College said “Bexhill College is delighted to continue with its sponsorship of the Bexhill Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair. With the additional exhibitors and workshops we know that this will be an extremely useful opportunity for the local community, including Bexhill College students. We will be encouraging our students looking for employment and apprenticeship opportunities to attend, and I would encourage anyone else looking to get into the world of work to do the same.”

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Posted by Caspar Jayasekera on Friday 22 March 2019