Employment and training opportunities at Anfield jobs fair

Anfield regeneration partners are staging another jobs fair where local residents can find out about scores of employment and training opportunities.

Full time jobs and courses, as well as casual vacancies, in care, construction, hospitality and retail are being made available by more than 25 organisations which will have stands at the fair. Last year more than 400 people attended the event.

The Anfield fair is taking place at the Isla Gladstone conservatory, Stanley Park, on Thursday February 11 where employers and training providers will be available to talk to people about a wide range of opportunities. People can drop in to the event at any time from 1pm to 6pm.

Those attending are being urged to take along an up to date CV if they have one, but organisers say it is an opportunity for anyone to have an informal chat with employers and training organisations.

The recruitment and training event is part of a commitment by the Anfield regeneration partners – including Liverpool City Council, Liverpool Football Club and Your Housing Group – to assist local people to find employment.

Councillor Ann O’Byrne, Deputy Mayor of Liverpool, said: “Ensuring people in Anfield and north Liverpool have access to employment is a priority for the regeneration partnership and the involvement of so many organisations is a sign that Anfield is an area of huge potential. We are delighted that that so many have come together for this event.

“Last year the fair proved very popular and many people found their first or next career move. A lot of progress has been made in the regeneration of Anfield in the last 12 months and with the stadium expansion nearing completion there are many more opportunities coming forward and so it’s the right time to hold another event.”

Liverpool Football Club is among those exhibiting, with the Club showcasing a range of matchday opportunities.

Ian Ayre, Chief Executive Officer, Liverpool Football Club said: “We’re very proud to be part of the Anfield community and to be able to play a vital role in the area’s regeneration. Matchday is such an important part of the local economy and we’re delighted that our investment in the expansion of the Main Stand is helping to create new opportunities. Different matchday roles will be available and we’re looking forward to being able to give residents in Anfield and North Liverpool first sight of them.”

Kathy Cowell, Chair of Your Housing Group said: “It is people who make places rather than bricks and mortar, so it is really important to all the partners that residents are helped to land local jobs and access training opportunities, because it this that will help build and sustain a vibrant community.

“Your Housing Group is all about transforming lives and communities and turning them in to places which people want to be a part of.”

The fair has been organised by the Ready to Work Partnership which comprises key agencies including Your Housing Group, Liverpool in Work, Liverpool Football Club, Hestia Careers, Job Centre Plus and City of Liverpool College and is committed to providing training and employment opportunities to the people of Anfield.