Jobseekers flock to the Jobs24 Fair in Norwich’s Forum

Scores of jobseekers, students and those looking for a career change have flocked to the opening day of the Jobs24 Fair 2012 today (Wednesday).

The 11th annual event, organised by EDP and Evening News publisher Archant Norfolk and sponsored by, saw a range of representatives from key businesses and training providers on hand to give advice and information to those looking for a job.

The event, which continues at the Forum in Norwich tomorrow (Thursday), also gave people the chance to meet potential employers face-to-face, pass on their CV and find out more about a suitable career path.

Graduate Tim Knight-Hughes, 24, from Norwich, who is looking for a career in education after completing a degree in history, said he found the event 'informative'.

He said: 'I'm finding it difficult to find a permanent job but I've been pleased with the information I've been given today.

'We're in a recession so I didn't expect it to be brimming with lots and lots of jobs but there were more jobs than what I expected.

'Some of the information was useful and it's good to know what's out there.'

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Exhibitors included insurance firm Marsh, Norfolk County Council adult education, City College Norwich, training provider ATT and Norfolk Community Health and Care Trust.

Pippa Wattam, managing director of BT Local Business, said: 'We've been pleased with the turn out and the calibre of some of the candidates we've received CVs from.

'We've had a mix of people from 18 to 25 year olds to those looking for a career change and who are open to new ideas and opportunities.'

Lisa Baxter, bank coordinator for Dimensions UK, a not-for-profit provider of specialist services for people with learning disabilities, said: 'It's been really good and really positive. We've spoken to a lot of interesting and different people and we've achieved what we came here for which was to get our name out.'

The Jobs24 Fair will continue tomorrow at the Forum from 9.30am to 4.30pm.

For all the latest job vacancies, click on Jobs24 on this website.

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