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Caerphilly businesses unite to offer employment support

Advice and opportunities to get people back into work or on their first step into employment will be on offer at a free workshop in Caerphilly on Thursday 6 November.Mears, the leading social housing repairs and maintenance provider in the UK, is running its third annual series of Local Employment Advisory Forums (LEAF) to provide career and skills development opportunities.The first event in Wales, which is being supported by United Welsh, Celtic Horizons and Construction Youth Trust will take placeat the Caerphilly Social Club, Castle Street.Getting back into employment can be hard, so those seeking to improve their skills and receive advice on returning to the employment market are invited to come along to the first Caerphilly LEAF between 12pm and 3pm to obtain practical support and find out more about careers.A whole host of local organisations including businesses, social housing landlords and charities will be on hand to offer guidance on employment and gaining skills and qualifications needed for work. The event will be a fantastic opportunity to receive free face-to-face advice from organisations and find out more about these organisations, working in different sectors and what employers are looking for from candidates.As the job search can be particularly hard for people who have never worked and for those who have been out of the job market for a while, people attending the event will be able to receive information on skills required for particular roles within local businesses, along with interview tips and practical advice on CV writing and job applications.Alan Long, Executive Director, Mears said: “Mears set up Local Employment Advisory Forums to provide advice on employment, skills and training. We believe that offering information, advice and guidance is a step towards tackling worklessness and assisting people on their journey to employment.We are delighted to host this event and work with our partners in Wales to support local people to find out more about improving their skills and finding out more information to help people succeed in setting and achieving their training and employment goals.”Chief Executive of United Welsh, Anthony Whittaker said, “We are committed to helping people get into employment and are delighted to be working with our partners to provide local people with access to information about employment opportunities and advice.“United Welsh and Celtic Horizons will both be on hand on the day to talk through the employment and training opportunities we can offer and we look forward to speaking to as many people as possible.”Further information Location: Caerphilly Social Club, 44 Castle Street, Caerphilly, Wales, CF63 1NZ10:00am – 12:00pm Schools and colleges (invitation only)12:00pm – 3:00pm Local communityContact:


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