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‘Speed dating’ job fair organised by University of Northampton students

Successorize 2013 at The Guildhall in partnership with Work Inspiration Northamptonshire, Northampton Works and the University of Northampton, a project across Northampton to get local people into work and apprenticeships. ENGNNL00120130314172836

Successorize 2013 at The Guildhall in partnership with Work Inspiration Northamptonshire, Northampton Works and the University of Northampton, a project across Northampton to get local people into work and apprenticeships. ENGNNL00120130314172836

A speed-dating inspired jobs fair is set to see hundreds of young work seekers descend on Northampton’s Guildhall on Wednesday.

Succesorize is open to people aged between 16 and 24 and is being organised by the University of Northampton’s events management degree course, in partnership with Northampton Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council, LGSS and Work Inspiration Northamptonshire.

Job seekers will have three minutes to speak to each business and organisation on the day between 9.45am and 4pm.

There will also be the opportunity to take part in workshops aimed at boosting self-confidence, improving CVs and learning how to get a job in the downturn.

Leader of Northampton Borough Council, Councillor David Mackintosh, said: “We are delighted to hold Successorize for another year at the Guildhall, especially as previous events have helped many job seekers find employment within our town.

“I hope those attending the event will take advantage of the opportunities available to them and find out more about each local organisation and businesses to discover what they may be able to offer in terms of work experience or general advice.”

Businesses and organisations taking part in the workshops include Shoosmiths law firm, The Job Centre, Northampton Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council, Northampton Town Football Club, Northampton Saints Rugby Club, Northamptonshire Cricket Club, Northampton College, Wellness Weight Management and Lifestyle Centre, Delos Community Ltd, Church’s Footwear and Northamptonshire Police.

Ivna Reic, senior lecturer in events management at the University of Northampton, said: “Northampton Business School are very excited to be collaborating with Northampton Borough Council and Work Inspiration Northamptonshire for the third year running.

We are committed to helping our partners increase the number of employment opportunities in Northamptonshire by engaging employers directly, as well as supporting jobseekers in the development of their skills.

 

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