Our Employment and Skills officers Rachael Johnson and Annette Holdsworth (pictured below) assisted colleagues from HR to help organise the first Employability fair at County Hall on Tuesday 7th November.
The event celebrated Wiltshire Council’s commitment to being a Disability Confident employer and helped support disabled people into work.
The event attracted almost 150 people, who were able to speak to 26 Wiltshire based employers and service providers about jobs, apprenticeships, volunteering opportunities and other routes to employment. The fair also offered free CV advice and 16 people were able to benefit from a 1-to-1 CV health check.
There has been some very positive responses to the event:
“I cannot overstate how wonderful it was to find so many positive people so willing to look at ability (not disability) and ready to make offers and suggestions!”
“An enormous thank you to all the people who have worked so hard to put on such a helpful, well organised, life-changing event.”
“The fair gave me some ideas of jobs I’d like to do in the future”
“The fair is a good way for people to approach companies – going to offices can be very formal. ‘Very relaxed’ people seem to be able to give more time.”
“Well done to Wiltshire Council for seeing a gap in the market, to provide help for those in society who seek guidance”
Our Building Bridges project can support you if you face barriers to work, for more information visit their dedicated page on our Work Wiltshire website.