Harborough Jobs Week returns offering careers advice

Published Wednesday 23 March 2022

Job seekers are set for the return of a week-long initiative offering advice on careers, employment and training.

Harborough District Council’s inaugural Jobs Week, last year, run in partnership with the Job Centre Plus and the National Careers Service, proved very popular and it is now set to return from Friday 1 April to Friday 8 April 2022.

Jobs week poster 2022

Across the week, there will be face-to-face and virtual events to help people find employment, improve skills, or find new opportunities – whether you are in work or not.

The week will begin with the monthly Job Club at the Wycliffe Rooms in Lutterworth on Friday 1 April where people can drop-in anytime between 12:30pm-4pm for free support from the National Careers Service or Work Live Leicestershire. Job Club offers help with writing a CV, improving your interview skills and enrolling into courses. The Jobcentre Plus will also be on hand to support their customers.

A Job Fair will take place on Wednesday 6 April 2022 at The Symington Building in Market Harborough where people can speak directly with employers about what roles are available, with the chance to secure an interview. Drop-in anytime between 11am-2pm.

Cllr Phil King, Leader of Harborough District Council, said: “Searching and preparing for employment and knowing what support is available can be difficult; Harborough Jobs Week will offer a wide range of free advice to help local people discover what opportunities are out there to help them get back into work or change careers to fully unlock their potential. It’s also an opportunity for employers, especially those who run small businesses to find out how best to recruit and hire new workers."

The Jobcentre Plus are also offering health and well-being workshops to support their customers build confidence; as well as follow up interviews with employers throughout the week. Contact your Work Coach for more information.

On Thursday 7 April, job seekers can book on to a virtual ‘Employability Workshop’ delivered by the National Careers Service (NCS). This session is open to anyone, and will focus on transferable skills, CVs and free support available through the NCS.

Employers can also get support by attending the ‘Getting Started with Recruiting and Hiring for Your Small Business’ event at the Harborough Innovation Centre on Thursday 7 April, 9am-12:30pm. This action planning workshop explores the legal pitfalls for employers to navigate, then rapidly moves on to share best practices to mitigate these and support SMEs in providing a gold standard ‘candidate experience’. This presentation is delivered in partnership with Business Gateway Growth Hub and Loates HR Training and is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund.

There will also be a range of resources shared across the week on the Council’s social media channels and the Invest in Harborough website at www.investinharborough.com/jobsweek  

Employers are invited to attend the Job Fair by emailing business@harborough.gov.uk  

Businesses can also add their job vacancies on the Leicester Employment Hub website at www.leicesteremploymenthub.co.uk/vacancy-listing