RECRUITMENT: Jobs fair for Rushden Lakes tomorrow

Rushden Lakes
Rushden Lakes

A jobs and skills fair to help jobseekers find work at Rushden Lakes is being held tomorrow (Friday).

The event is taking place from 10am to 4pm tomorrow at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden.

The first phase of Rushden Lakes is due to open this summer

The first phase of Rushden Lakes is due to open this summer

It is hoped the free event will bring employers, jobseekers and employment support services together under one roof.

Anyone looking for a job at the new multi-million pound shopping and leisure destination is being encouraged to attend the event, where they can meet Rushden Lakes employers and register their interest for jobs at the site.

Recruiting retailers confirmed for the event include Marks & Spencer, Primark and JD Sports.

Anyone attending the fair will be able to apply for current vacancies, talk to employers from Rushden Lakes and the local area, access training and learn about education opportunities and attend free advice workshops.

And there is no need for people to register in advance to attend the jobs and skills fair, they can just go along to the Pemberton Centre any time between 10am and 4pm on Friday.

New vacancies at Rushden Lakes can be found by clicking here

Tomorrow’s event is being hosted by Rushden Lakes and The Crown Estate, the owners of Rushden Lakes, in partnership with Jobcentre Plus.

Any local businesses interested in having a free stand at the event can send an email to Sam.buswell@dwp.gsi.gov.uk.

Rushden Lakes is a new shopping and leisure destination being built on the former Skew Bridge site just off the A45 at Rushden.

It promises to bring together the very best in retail, leisure and dining within the unique setting of 200 acres of protected Nene Wetlands reserve.

There will be more than 40 retailers, including House of Fraser’s flagship new store, and various restaurants and cafes with lakeside views alongside a pedestrianised boardwalk which runs the length of the shoreline.

It will also have a range of free and paid for leisure activities, including walking, canoeing and cycling.

Wildlife discovery and bird watching will be supported by The Wildlife Trust’s on-site visitor centre, with boat and canoe hire and trips offered by Canoe2.

To find out all the names signed up for the Rushden Lakes scheme so far, click here