Buckinghamshire Council to host its first-ever jobs fair

The first-ever Buckinghamshire Council Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair will take place on Saturday 5 March.

The county-wide event, which will be held at The Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, will be a chance for businesses and organisations to showcase their career opportunities to those looking for an apprenticeship or job, as well as those who are looking to reskill or explore new horizons.

Around 30 employers will be attending, including: Aldi, BBC, Buckinghamshire Council, Greggs, Morgan Sindall Group, National Grid, Ocado, Papa Johns, Pinewood, Thames Valley Police and The Army.

The fair, which coincides with National Careers Week, has been organised by Buckinghamshire Council with support from Chesham Town Council and Chesham & Villages Community Board.

Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said:

“As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve unfortunately seen a rise in unemployment in the county. However, it’s encouraging to see that over recent months there has been an increase in job postings in Buckinghamshire.

“Our first-ever jobs and apprenticeships fair will help match local employers with local candidates and will help our residents kickstart their career or get back into work after an extended break.

“I would also like to thank all of our partners who are helping to make this important event possible.”

Joseph Baum, Buckinghamshire Councillor for Chess Valley, commented:

“It’s been a long-running passion of mine to help people find opportunities in Buckinghamshire, and I’m proud to have played a part in this event. It’s genuinely exciting and rewarding to be helping to lead the first of what I hope will be many more Buckinghamshire job fairs to come.”

Additional partners for the fair include Buckinghamshire Business First, Buckinghamshire College Group, Buckinghamshire New University, the Department for Work and Pensions, Oasis Partnership, Chiltern Chamber of Commerce, Screen Skills, All Spring Media and Buckinghamshire Skills Hub.

Buckinghamshire Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair will run from 10am to 3pm on Saturday 5 March and those interested in attending the free event can secure their place now at: https://bit.ly/3Gpq14V