Autumn Jobs and Training Fair

Published on 7 October 2023, by Gainsboroughlive | No comments yet |

The West Lindsey Employment & Skills Partnership is sponsoring an Autumn Jobs and Training Fair, which will be supported by the Department for Work & Pensions (DWP) on Wednesday 1November 2023.

This interactive and informative event will take place at the Riverside Room in Gainsborough, between 10am-2pm and offers all residents access to help and advice from employers, training providers and advice agencies.

Local employers and organisations promoting career opportunities and training in the district, will be available to talk to, with experts on hand to talk about the skills employers are looking for.

Graham Metcalfe, Partnership Manager for the DWP, said: “We have worked closely with the Council and the Skills Partnership over many years to assist with the running of similar events, which provide employers and partners with an opportunity to connect their offers to the customer base. These events provide great outcomes for those able to attend. We look forward to supporting November’s event.”

West Lindsey District Council is a member of the Skills Partnership and will sponsor the event. Amanda Bouttell who is the employment and skills lead for the Council is currently lining up employers to attend with job vacancies. 

She said: “We’re fully committed to meeting the needs of local employers by promoting job vacancies to those seeking work. The Jobs Fair is also a great way for individuals to speak with employer’s face to face.

“They can collect information, ask questions, apply for jobs or even have a mini-interview. The event aims to give individuals that extra confidence boost to apply for job roles.”

Acis Group, based in Gainsborough, have confirmed their attendance at the event. The charity employs over 300 people across a wide range of specialisms including finance, customer service, tutors, and specialist trades such as plumbing and electricians.

Riverside Training and CLIP (Community Learning in Partnership), who are part of Acis Group, are specialists in supporting people to gain confidence, enhance their skills and find work. They will be at the event to offer advice on training and qualifications, including sharing more information on their new programme Steps.

Mark Purkis is their Engagement Manager and is urging people to attend.  He said: “We are delighted to be asked to attend the event again this year to showcase all the jobs and opportunities we have on offer across the group. We’ll be sharing hints, tips, and information throughout the day to help you with job searching – and to share more about how we can help with 1-2-1 support through our new programme Steps.”

The DWP will contact all registered job seekers with the offer of an appointment to attend.

For any other enquiries or for employers that would like to attend the event please contact Amanda Bouttell at West Lindsey District Council –

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