Good turnout for construction jobs fair

Published: Friday, January 31, 2020

More than 260 people went along to yesterday’s Construct Wandsworth jobs fair at South Thames College organised by the council’s Work Match jobs brokerage 

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They got the chance to speak to around 50 firms offering jobs and training opportunities in the construction industry. The event was also attended by the council’s cabinet member for economic development, skills and employment Cllr Jonathan Cook, who chatted to employers and attendees and tried out some of the latest VR technology (below).

  

He said: “Turnout to the event was good, and up on last year, so I’m pleased the message is getting through that local people are first in the queue for the jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities available because of the regeneration of Nine Elms and other parts of the borough.  

“And it’s not just construction work. Going forward there will be a wide range of opportunities in the food, tech, culture and hospitality sector as well as many other types of jobs.  Work Match will be running a campaign, including a jobs fair, in March to help people secure opportunities in hospitality and catering, so look out for more information then. 

"It was great to chat to people yesterday about their ambitions for the future, and I would encourage everyone looking for a job or new challenge, or who just wants to work closer to home, to get in touch with Work Match.” 

If you couldn’t make it to Construct Wandsworth, you can still get help.  Contact the team directly on 020 8871 5191 or email your CV to wandsworthworkmatch@wandsworth.gov.uk  

Employers who would like Work Match to help them fill vacancies with local people are also encouraged to get in touch.  

You can find more information about Wandsworth Work Match here, and find a full list of vacancies on their website.