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Swadlincote Jobs Fair

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A Jobs Fair is to be held at Sharpe’s Pottery Museum at 23 West Street, Swadlincote DE11 9DG on Thursday 25 April 2024, between 10am and 12.30pm.

The event will offer training opportunities, access to support agencies and job vacancies from a range of employers.

For further information and for employers wishing to exhibit - contact Justyna Zakrzewska-Jinks on 07799 464520. The Jobs Fair is open to all to drop in. It is free to attend and free to exhibit.

The Jobs Fair is being organised by the Way to Work Partnership, including the Department for Work and Pensions and South Derbyshire District Council.

The previous event in Swadlincote attracted over 280 people looking for work, with excellent feedback from jobseekers and employers alike. More than 190 jobseekers completed a job application on the day, over 90 jobseekers left the event with an interview offer - and 25 even received job offers before leaving!

Information about a number of new support programmes will be available at the event. These offer free support to South Derbyshire residents who are out of work:

Jumpstart – short training courses to help you back into work or further training - courses include hospitality & catering, logistics, business & retail, cleaning, health & care. Further information: Kooner Singh, Workpays, 07964 396 781,,

Beyond Barriers South Derbyshire - gain new skills, build up confidence, make connections in the local community and improve your chances of finding a job, with an employability programme moulded around you and your needs. Further information: Claire Eley, 0115 978 8212,,

Vision Derbyshire Business Start-Up Programme - if you're thinking about starting your own business, but not sure how, then self-employment advice, mentoring and grants of up to £10,000 can help. Further information: Jaswinder Powar, 07971 946591,,

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These projects are funded by the UK government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund. The UK Shared Prosperity Fund is a central pillar of the UK government’s Levelling Up agenda and provides £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025.

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The Fund aims to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK investing in communities and place, supporting local business, and people and skills. For more information, visit 


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