Online employer event to support jobseekers in north Wales
The event, called Opportunity North Wales was a partnership event between North Wales Regional Skills Partnership, Working Wales, delivered by Careers Wales, and The Department of Work and Pensions.
People attending the event were able to browse a range of fantastic employment and training opportunities within the region. Jobseekers found out more about vacancies available through on-demand videos from the employers themselves, explaining more about the roles and the candidates they are looking for.
Over 40 employers from across the region were in attendance to answer questions live direct from attendees through the live chat feature, including local authorities, RAF and Enterprise Hub at MSparc, Wrexham.
Information was also provided about other opportunities such as apprenticeships, training schemes and employability support in the north Wales area and how these can help the attendees.
Sian Lloyd-Roberts, Regional Skills Manager, North Wales Regional Skills Partnership (NWRSP), said: “We’re delighted to be able to host this type of event online to continue to provide much-needed support to those looking for work during the pandemic. The event attracted 5,268 visitors watching live from over 6,723 on-demand views of the videos. It was a busy event with over 400 live chat posts during the 2 hours.
It is more important than ever that we provide whatever support we can for those seeking work and training. Many people are at risk of redundancy or have lost their jobs in recent months and it is a stressful time for them.
“However, opportunities and a wealth of advice are available across the region and by working together, and with businesses, we can ensure people with the right skills are matched with vacancies or can access the training they need to obtain those skills.
Positive feedback was received by people attending the event:
“Diolch, thanks for running this event. Much food for thought.”
“This has been the best online jobs fair I’ve attended thanks “