Bexhill Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, 29 April

25 May 2016

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Culture Shift is delighted to have been part of the planning group that delivered Bexhill’s first Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at the DLWP on April 29th.

The team behind the fair included Huw Merriman MP and his team, DLWP, Rother District Council, Bexhill Chamber of Commerce, FSB, Bexhill College and Sussex Coast College. Further support came from partner organisations keen to see the event benefit those looking for work and careers guidance. These included JCP, CXK and Talent Match South East.

Our ambition was to deliver a jobs fair with a difference, one with flair and dynamism and that would meet the needs of those looking for jobs and apprenticeships.

Over 50 businesses filled the main auditorium space. Culture Shift took over the stage area to deliver four Creative Cafes through the day, providing the space for more in depth conversations with businesses at the fair, as well as designing the foyer and arrival area.

A team of eight young event ambassadors joined us on the day to help run the event. They were a fantastic crew made up of Talent Match ambassadors and East Sussex County Council apprentices.

Over 600 people attended, and the event was described by both businesses and delegates as the best jobs fair they had attended in a long time.

We set out to bring business and the community together to mutual benefit and by the response it looks like Bexhill’s first jobs fair was a resounding success.

Stewart Drew, CEO, De La Warr Pavilion

It was one of the best jobs fairs I’ve been to. There was a great atmosphere and an excellent turnout and we met a lot of interesting potential recruits at the Barclays stand.

Daniel Barnes, Branch Manager, Barclays, Bexhill


Feedback from young people attending the event:

Really useful, talking with employers has been great and I have some opportunities to go away and think about.


Good to speak to employers and move around the tables to different ones; employers helpful and knowledgeable.


Good opportunity to help people experience careers they have no knowledge about.


I learnt a lot about how you make your first impression and what you should put on your CV.


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