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Helping hand for job seekers on the career ladder

30 September 2014

ShiregreenJob seekers will have the opportunity to boost their career prospects when an employment and training fair comes to Shiregreen Neighbourhood Centre on Friday 3 October, from 10am to 2pm.

Local businesses will be recruiting for a variety of roles from sectors including sales, customer service, retail and care, thanks to funding from Shiregreen Community Homes, part of Sanctuary Group, and event organisers SOAR, a local community regeneration charity.

A host of useful learning tools will be showcased at the event including training and information on apprenticeship opportunities, as well as Sanctuary Group’s HR team who will be on hand to offer one to one support and deliver CV workshops.

Last year’s event saw 115 visitors attend in search of career’s advice and information and this year’s fair looks set to be as popular with organisations including Asda and Exemplar Health Care Ltd on the look-out for potential employees.

Colleen Eccles, Sanctuary’s director of neighbourhoods, said: “This is our second careers fair in Shiregreen and shows our commitment to supporting residents with local employment and training opportunities.

“We urge people looking for training opportunities, job possibilities or a change in career to come along on the day.”

Michele Ward, training manager for SOAR said,

“We are extremely pleased with the wide range of employers who will be attending on the day, advertising live job vacancies. We also have training providers such as The Sheffield College Route to Employment Team and CV workshops on the day run by Prospects.”

Residents who are not able to attend the event, but would like further information, can contact Annie Grant from SOAR on 0114 244 0401.

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Notes to editors: The Group has spent over £100m on transforming and revitalising the Shiregreen estate in Sheffield and, in addition to modernising homes, has made considerable improvements to the local environment in a project which involved residents from across the community.

Established in 1969, Sanctuary Group is responsible for the provision of social housing, care and management services across England and Scotland. It owns or operates over 98,000 units of accommodation and employs around 11,000 people.

The Group operates under a not for profit umbrella, with surpluses reinvested into the provision of affordable housing, the maintenance of existing properties, and the development of new services for customers.

Sanctuary is an exempt charity under the Charities Act 1993 and is regulated by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Media contacts: For more information, please contact Natasha Jones, senior PR officer, on 01905 335336 or Sophie Willett, PR officer, on 01905 335407.

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