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Croydon College has helped residents get into employment over the summer with the Youth Hub hosting the first in-person Job Fair since before the COVID-19 pandemic began, in partnership with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

Taking place on 20 July, 86 candidates from job centres both local and further afield, to discuss opportunities with 11 employers – all who have active Kickstart vacancies.

Put together in just two weeks, employers were excited to meet young jobseekers face to face and commented on how it would help the kind of employees they are looking for.

Alongside the College, who were promoting their own opportunities in Admin, IT and Estates – and filled two vacancies as a result of the Job Fair – there were also representatives from Go2Gaming, the Biscuiteers, Vasave Businesses Solutions and BSW Heating Ltd promoting their own Kickstart vacancies.

Michael Davies, Croydon College’s Youth Hub Manager, said: “The day went brilliantly – all of the employers and DWP customers I spoke with were effusive in their praise and gratitude to the College for hosting the event and making sure everyone was safe and comfortable.

“It was a great day and further cements the World of Work, Youth Hub and Kickstart Programme’s positive working relationship with our DWP partners. We’re looking forward to hosting more events in the coming months as we continue to promote and secure job opportunities for people here in Croydon.”

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