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20 groups on hand in Keighley in bid to find work
Updated 4:28pm Thursday 20th March 2014 in News
An annual jobs and training fair is being held in Keighley next week.
Over 20 organisations – including 02, the ambulance service and Craven College – will be represented at Wednesday’s event in the Airedale Shopping Centre.
Organiser is Gentle Community, a social project arm of an IT company owned by Rukun Ahmed. He said: “The event focuses on the whole community, with a particular emphasis on 16-to-24-year-olds as well as those who’ve maybe not had a proper education.
“We want to tell people about the range of opportunities available to them. Whether they need help applying for a job or dream of starting their own business, we can assist people through the process from start to finish.”
Among those encouraging people to attend is 18-year-old estate agent Mac Thompson. The young apprenticeship scheme he is on will be showcased at the fair.
“I really enjoy being an apprentice as I get to learn on the job while getting paid and have gained many new and transferable skills,” said Mac, who is employed by Ingham’s Lettings Agents four days a week and attends Craven College one day.
The event runs from 10am to 2.30pm on the Queensway Mall.
Visit computergentle.com/gentle-community or airedaleshoppingcentre.co.uk for more details.
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