On 11th April 2019, a Jobs Fair which hosted 76 different stalls was held in one of the multi-purpose sports halls here at Deeside Leisure Centre. The event was a huge success and welcomed over 800 visitors throughout the day who were able to chat to different companies and organisations.
The Jobs Fair itself was catered for young people and adults who are looking for work as well as training and volunteer opportunities. Local schools also attended the event to receive more information about potential apprenticeships and future job roles.
Bob Neish, an Aura colleague who represented Aura Wales at the Jobs Fair, shared his views about the success of the event. He said: “I thought the jobs fair was a smashing success with a massive turnout! It was a great opportunity to share my experience working as part of Aura in Deeside gym and an engaging insight hearing more about the roles of my colleagues in different service departments. It was also great meeting the other vendors, some of which are already working with Aura. I think the event definitely increased our connection with the community.”
We were pleased to see that despite the busyness of the event and large number of visitors, there was still lots of opportunity for people to have one to one chats with the various companies and organisations, which we hope helped people to get the most out of their time spent at the Fair.
Aura was similarly involved in a separate Employability event earlier this year in March 2019 in Mold Library entitled: “Step Up Your Skills with Aura”, which, slightly different to a traditional jobs fair, offered 6 different areas of support for anyone looking for employment or volunteer opportunities. As a follow up to this event, Aura will host a “Get that Job!” session at Mold Library on Wednesday 22nd May from 11.00am-2.00pm where we welcome people to come along and meet potential employers and make the connections needed.
Thank you to all that attended the Jobs Fair, Aura Wales hopes to host many more important events such as these in the future.