Jobs For Locals Following Fair

New Jobs Created Following Event Organised By Anfield Partners

A jobs fair run by the partners behind the regeneration of Anfield has already resulted in seven local residents taking up employment or training.

The fair, which was held at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park, was organised by the Ready to Work Partnership – made up by key agencies including Your Housing Group and Liverpool in Work.

Information on jobs and courses in care and construction were available from more than 25 employers who had stands at the fair. Employers who attended the event included Carillion, Flanagans, Liverpool Football Club and the Army.

It is estimated that 420 people attended the jobs fair. It has so far been confirmed that one person has started work with the Royal Liverpool Hospital with Skyblue – the recruitment arm of construction firm Carillion.

Two others have joined LFC – one as a chef and one as a waitress – and another has started work at the Isla Gladstone Conservatory.

A fifth young person has joined Hestia, an organisation that provides apprenticeships in the hospitality industry and is being enrolled on to a level 2 NVQ. A further young person has been recruited by H2 Energy. More candidates are currently going through the recruitment process.

Discussing the event, Gemma McGowan, Director of Hestia Careers, who recruited local girl Siobhan Spear at the event, said: “We really want to employ local people when we can, so this jobs fair was an excellent opportunity for us to meet jobseekers from the Anfield area and tell them what we’ve got to offer.

We’re delighted with our new recruit, and hope this will be the start of a very successful career for her.”

Siobhan added: “I’ve been looking for work for a while, so the jobs fair was a great opportunity to get in front of new employers and find out what’s out there. I’m so pleased with this new role, and would really recommend that anyone else who is looking for work considers attending the next fair.”

The fair was part of a commitment by the Anfield regeneration partners – Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club and Your Housing Group – to assist local people to get employment.

It follows an independent report which has estimated that the proposed regeneration of the area will directly increase the number of new local jobs once it is complete.

The report, by respected Liverpool-headquartered economists Amion Consulting, also says the improvements will deliver a £14.5m boost to the city economy every year.