1,000 people attend jobs fair in West Midlands
In February, more than 1,000 people attended a jobs fair at Bromsgrove, in the West Midlands. The event was organised by Sajid Javid MP and Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. 45 local and national employers exhibited, including Aldi, National Express and Primark.
As the prime provider of the National Careers Service in the West Midlands, Prospects advisers ran a CV Clinic for jobseekers and helped with job applications. Mr Javid spoke to Prospects colleagues Ranjeet Singh Jandu, Taruna Patel and Tracey Smith. The Business Secretary said he knew Prospects, largely because his partner worked for the Group as a careers adviser in Kent.
Mr Javid said: “The CV Clinic was a fantastic service, which many of my constituents took advantage of. I would like to thank Ranjeet and the rest of the Prospects team who made this possible. A good CV can make all the difference – this is about changing lives.”
Prospects is the prime provider for the National Careers Service in London, the South West, the West Midlands and in South Yorkshire, as part of the Careers Yorkshire and the Humber Consortium. As the prime contractor, Prospects provides the In Custody offer in its delivery areas and across Yorkshire and the Humber, helping offenders in the resettlement phase prepare for release and supporting them ‘through the gate’ to end the reoffending cycle.