Jobs fair at Rushden Lakes attracts more than 300 people

The recruitment fair at Rushden Lakes
The recruitment fair at Rushden Lakes

More than 300 jobseekers headed to Rushden Lakes for its autumn recruitment fair.

Rushden Lakes held the recruitment event last Tuesday (September 25) so anyone looking for work in the area could meet recruiters from the occupiers, alongside other businesses in the area.

The recruitment event

The recruitment event

Brands attending the jobs fair included River Island, Wagamama and Next as well as Five Guys and Nando’s, which are due to open on the new leisure and restaurant terrace.

Companies from further afield also in attendance included Avon Cosmetics, Allied Healthcare and Alderwood LLA as well as a number of training providers – Tresham Training, Evolve Your Future and Job Centre Plus.

Paul Rich, Rushden Lakes’ centre manager, said the autumn jobs fair was a huge success for all involved.

He said: “Recruit Rushden Lakes is a part of our commitment to supporting and working within the community in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions.

More than 300 people attended the recruitment event

More than 300 people attended the recruitment event

“The programme helps connect talented people with the right roles and provides our occupiers and other local businesses with support in finding and training the staff they need.

“Not only is Recruit Rushden Lakes a brilliant initiative to get people in the area into roles that they love, but is also a dedicated programme to supporting candidates at the start of their search for a new job.

“This includes registering job seekers for bespoke training which includes mock interviews, CV writing and customer service workshops.

“Once in employment, Recruit Rushden Lakes also offers up to six months of tailored mentoring and support with the successful candidate’s career progression.

“We welcomed more than 300 people to the fair and look forward to seeing a lot of the faces here again when they start working at Rushden Lakes.”