Swindon & Wiltshire Business News


Employers invited to meet their perfect match at Valentine's Day JobFest

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Swindon JobfestSwindon JobfestEmployers are being invited to meet their perfect match as more than 1,000 business owners, school leavers and jobseekers are expected to descend on Swindon's Steam Museum on February 14 for JobFest 2019.

Entering its fourth year, JobFest is regarded by members of the Swindon business community as one of the first main business and recruitment events of the year.

In 2018, over 350 students from local Swindon Secondary Schools and 430 college students, unemployed and returners to work attended JobFest.

Swindon's largest employers, including Honda, Nationwide, BMW and Zurich were all in attendance.

Daniel Busson, operations director of Capita Workforce Management, who has exhibited at Jobfest every year said: "We have used the opportunities Jobfest provides to advertise available apprenticeships during the event which increased our application intake by 40 percent.

"We were able to meet the candidates there and then and start our recruitment process from the start.

"Since Jobfest started we have recruited 4 apprentices directly from the event and I would highly recommend businesses of all sizes attended this event to meet our talented local young people and help to inspire the next generation.“

Mike Godfrey, chairman of Swindon & Wiltshire Initiative at Business West, which co-organises the event, said: “Jobfest is a fantastic event that has a significant impact on the young people who attend, laying the foundations for skilled and rewarding working lives.

“The feedback that we get from businesses regarding JobFest is overwhelmingly positive. Not only does it help them to achieve their recruitment goals, the event is also a fantastic opportunity to network, find new business opportunities and do some good for the community.

“Exhibition stands are offered at a significantly discounted price when compared to similar business expo events, making JobFest great value as well as helping to boost Swindon’s long-term productivity and prosperity.”

The event takes place from noon until 6pm on Thursday, February 14. For more information and to secure a place at JobFest 2019 visit www.tickettailor.com/events/swindonboroughcouncil/206021