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Lowestoft College’s employment marketplace event hailed as a success

PUBLISHED: 09:26 01 February 2017 | UPDATED: 09:26 01 February 2017

Employment Marketplace was held at Lowestoft College. Deputy Mayor, Mary Rudd, with Icanbea... exhibitors. Picture: KAREN DITCHFIELD

Employment Marketplace was held at Lowestoft College. Deputy Mayor, Mary Rudd, with Icanbea... exhibitors. Picture: KAREN DITCHFIELD

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A host of employers from across the region showed their support for a popular annual event in Lowestoft.

Employment Marketplace event held at Lowestoft College. Suffolk Police with the deputy mayor of Lowestoft, Mary Rudd. Picture: Rachel MayneEmployment Marketplace event held at Lowestoft College. Suffolk Police with the deputy mayor of Lowestoft, Mary Rudd. Picture: Rachel Mayne

More than 50 employers attended Lowestoft College’s employment marketplace, which was held last week.

The event, which is now in its fifth year, is designed to give college students, apprentices and pupils from local schools the chance to find out about the many career opportunities that are available locally and nationally, while meeting a broad range of employers.

When it was first introduced, the event had an engineering focus but it has grown over the years to include other industries and this year it featured organisations from care and healthcare, tourism and hospitality and the public services.

As well as receiving advice about job roles and career paths available from a total of 53 employers that attended, students were also able to find out more about the training opportunities available and pick up some useful tips to help them prepare for future job applications and interviews.

Employment Marketplace was held at Lowestoft College. Deputy Mayor, Mary Rudd, with Pharos Marine Automatic Power exhibitors. Picture: KAREN DITCHFIELDEmployment Marketplace was held at Lowestoft College. Deputy Mayor, Mary Rudd, with Pharos Marine Automatic Power exhibitors. Picture: KAREN DITCHFIELD

The deputy mayor of Lowestoft, Mary Rudd, officially welcomed employers to the event before having a tour of the marketplace and talking to many of the exhibitors.

A spokesman for Lowestoft College said: “It was great to see so many employers and students at our employment marketplace. Many thanks to everyone who supported this event – it is much appreciated.”

Employers who exhibited at the event were: 3Sun, Abellio, Access Community Trust, Adnams, Alicat Workboats, Apprenticeships Norfolk, Apprenticeships Suffolk, Army, Army Reserves, ATPI, Barchester Jobs, British Sugar, Broadwater Mouldings, Casino Crew Academy, CITB, East Coast Community Health Care, ECITB, EDF, EEEGR and Skills For Energy, Enterprise GY, Geo Therm Ltd, Global Wind Services, Great Yarmouth College, Harrod, HM Prison Service, Inspire Suffolk, Icanbea..., the International Boatbuilding Training College, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Jobcentre Plus, JME Advanced Inspection Systems, JTL, Kaplan Financial, Kingsley Healthcare, Leading Lives, M & H Plastics, MyGo, National Citizen Service, OGTAP, OPITO, Pharos Marine Automatic Power, Pleasurewood Hills, ProVQ, Proserv, RAF, Seajacks, Spectra Packaging, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney District Councils, Suffolk Constabulary, Swinton Insurance, University of East Anglia, University of Suffolk, YMCA.

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