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Rotherham businesses unite to offer employment support

Rotherham businesses unite to offer employment support

Mears is running its third annual series of Local Employment Advisory Forums (LEAF) across the UK to provide career and skills development opportunities. The event in Rotherham will take place on Monday 17 November, 1pm – 4pm, Magna Science Adventure Centre, Sheffield Road, Templeborough, Rotherham S60 1DX.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 Rotherham LEAF 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. There will be in excess of 60 business exhibiting, the event will be a fantastic opportunity to receive free face-to-face advice from organisations and find out more about 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. There is also an opportunity for attendees to find out about local employment vacancies in the area.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 Rotherham 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.”Further information Everyone is welcome to come along on the day, you do not need to book in advance. We look forward to welcoming you to the Local Employment Advisory forum in Rotherham.Click here to download an information leaflet.Contact: customer.success@mearsgroup.co.uk