Virtual job fair, ‘care fair’ and start-up and volunteer roles on offer as part of a ‘strong’ post-covid recovery in Thanet’s job market

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A virtual job fair will be held tomorrow (January 26) starting at 11 a.m. and will include recruitment for Pro Force/Thanet Earth, Public Service – Counter Fraud, Achieve Together, Your Leisure, Capita and Target Funding Services.

The link to register is:

Once registered, a link to join the event will be sent to you,

A care fair with employers such as Acorn Group Children’s Service, Caremark, Turning Point and Achieve Together will also take place this month.

The event takes place in Margate on January 31 and is by appointment through one person’s Job Center Work Coach due to limited space.

Tony March, head of Universal Credit Full Service partnership at Margate, said the job market in Thanet is showing a “strong post-covid recovery”.

He added: “We are currently working with Premier Inn and Your Leisure to support local opportunities in Thanet. Premier Inn has two hotels in Thanet. Your Leisure operates gymnasiums, leisure centers and theaters in Thanet and recruits for all positions.

“We work with educational institutions to upskill applicants in growing fields by using sector work academy programs and working with employers in sector-specific fields to offer guaranteed interviews.

“We work with employers such as Your Leisure to provide part-time and full-time employment in a variety of sectors within their organization.”

To support new job seekers in Thanet, the National Careers Service is now offering short 1-2-1 refresher sessions to help people find jobs as soon as possible. Assistance includes resume writing, interview techniques, career advice, job search in a digital world, and training for those who need additional skills to return to work.

The latest unemployment data for December 2021 was released this month and shows Thanet has the highest unemployment rate in Kent at 7.3% and the highest unemployment rate for 18-24 year olds in the South -Is at 10.3%.

Startup role

Sales Assistant in a Thanet Creative Business Management small business working in the arts, entertainment, culture and education sectors.
Flexible part-time hours and work from home (with occasional in-person meetings which are negotiable).
National minimum wage/living wage
Applicants must be between the ages of 16 and 24 and have universal credit. No experience or qualifications are required, this is an entry-level job opportunity. All relevant training will be provided to the candidate by professionals as a bonus. Deadline: mid-February 2022, interviews will take place on a rolling basis.

Company owner Azaria Bradley said: “This is a great opportunity for a young person, especially someone who is or wants to be a creative (in the arts, entertainment, culture and education) to learn more about the companies behind these industries.

“It’s also a great opportunity for someone in Thanet, where they wouldn’t usually have this paid opportunity.”

Learn more here

Volunteer role

Margate RNLI is looking for a Volunteer Water Safety Officer for a central role involved in the design and implementation of the Community Rescue Plan, liaising closely with the local Rescue Operations Team, Rescue Manager zone and the water safety team.

A community rescue plan is designed to identify “at risk” groups to reduce deaths and serious incidents by working with partners to develop specifically targeted interventions.

Learn more here

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