Working in partnership with A2Dominion, an organisation with shared goals who are already operating in the local area, is an effective way for TVH to provide employment services to both residents and the local community.
Local employers started arriving from 11am to allow time for networking before the fair was opened to all residents of Slough, giving them the chance to speak to employers and find out first-hand about opportunities available and how to apply for them.
Rudi Nicholls, Community Access Officer at Thames Valley Housing, said “The job fair gave me the chance to introduce myself and speak to each employer about their vacancies. This allowed me to build on my existing network of local employers and also enables me to bring their opportunities directly to our residents.”
Over 250 people attended the event, meeting representatives from a variety of organisations with over 600 live vacancies in sectors such as construction, hospitality, retail and more. Support services for debt management, employment training and one-to-one support was also available on the day.
Rudi is now working directly with all TVH residents who attended to provide one-to-one support in order to help them find employment and build their employability skills.