Jobs Fair brokers partnerships with housing associations

A partnership between Britain’s biggest housing associations and Croydon businesses will be launched at the Fairfield Halls next Tuesday, with the ambition of creating hundreds of jobs.

Jobs fair logoVisitors to the South London Jobs Fair on October 21 will be able to have a job interview on the spot, check out vacancies and business openings, get advice on CV writing, as well as review training courses and other opportunities, including apprenticeships and work experience placements.

Housing associations attending the event will be able to make new contacts with potential

The “resident-friendly employers” initiative is the brainchild of 3D Change, a Croydon Community Interest Company that started by helping small businesses find their way through the technical complexities of winning public sector contracts. It has developed a range of other complimentary services, including a jobs brokerage service operating across south London and Surrey.

“We’ve come a long way since our first event in 2012,” Moira Skinner,
3D Change’s chief executive, said.

“Today Housing Associations, their suppliers, sub-contractors and tenants are linked in a much more sophisticated partnership so that jobs and other employment opportunities can be shared and kept local.

“I am very pleased that Croydon Council is supporting our initiative. This will help make us deliver a more sustainable and effective programme.”

Croydon Council’s CEO, the entrepreneurial Nathan Elvery, and council leader Tony Newman, will be speaking at a gala dinner on the evening of the fair.

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