Mike holds "best local Jobs & Skills Fair yet"

Mike Wood MP with Andy Street at Jobs & Skills Fair 2021.JPG

Mike Wood MP with Andy Street at Mike's Jobs & Skills Fair 2021
Mike Wood MP with Andy Street at Mike's Jobs & Skills Fair 2021

The Dudley South Jobs & Skills Fair organised by Mike Wood MP and held at Merry Hill in September has been dubbed the “best local Jobs & Skills Fair yet”.

Over 40 employers and training providers were there on the day and hundreds of visitors popped along to find out more about the career and training opportunities on offer.

Big-name employers such as Iceland, Aldi, Smyths Toys Superstore, the NHS, Forkers Civil Engineering and Dudley Council were all offering jobs, and local colleges were also there to provide information about courses and upskilling opportunities.

Following the event, Mike, for who this was the seventh annual Jobs Fair he has organised since first being elected in 2015, said:

“Holding this fair is always one of the highlights of the year for me because it’s a chance to help local people find new career opportunities.

“I am so thrilled with how this year’s fair has gone and incredibly grateful to our sponsors Merry Hill who have hosted and supported this year’s event.

“After what has been one of the most disruptive periods in living memory, I also want to give a really big thank you to all of the employers and organisations who came along and brought these opportunities to local people.”

Jon Poole, centre manager at Merry Hill said: “We were delighted that we could help bring so many people together with potential employers. Supporting the community and wider region is a major part of our long-term plan for the Merry Hill.”

Feedback from exhibitors and jobseekers was positive with many commenting on a “really positive atmosphere” and “a good range of organisations, jobs and employers making for the best local Jobs & Skills Fair yet”.

... a chance to help local people find new career opportunities.