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Several people walk away with new roles at Ryedale Job Fair

Over one hundred people attended the Ryedale job fair with several walking away with jobs on the day.

The event, organised by Ryedale District Council and the Job Centre, attracted 112 people through the doors and saw four people offered jobs on the spot.

Three of the employers which attended, Severfield, Karro Foods and Forest Holidays, are taking part in the government’s Kickstart Scheme which aims to get 18-24 year-olds into work.

The event was organised jointly by Ryedale District Council and the Job Centre.

Several employers from the area attended including Derwent Training Association, Flamingo Land, Karro, Saint Cecilia’s Care Group, Cooplands, Swinton Technology, Cranswick, Pro Pak, Severfield, Forest Holidays and The Wilf Ward Family Trust.

Support services North Yorkshire County Council’s Adult Learning and Skills Service, Nation Careers Service and Resume Foundation were also in attendance.

Laura Tomaino, careers adviser at the National Careers Service, said: “It was a fabulous day and a great event.

“We managed to book 12 appointments which is fantastic, that’s 12 people who wish to access support with preparing for a return to work.”

Phillip Spurr, Programme Director of Place and Resources for Ryedale District Council, said:

“Ryedale is a great place to live, work and visit. We want Ryedale to have a strong economy, with world-class assets and new jobs linked to our growing industries including engineering, manufacturing, bio-renewables, food, farming, and visitor economy and carbon reduction technologies.

“The job fair was a great success in moving towards this vision, and it is fantastic that people were offered jobs then and there.”

Jayne Rudge, Manager at The Wilf Ward Family Trust, said: “The event was very successful and I was happy that so many people attended from all areas of Ryedale.

“I spoke to so many people about the opportunities available within the Trust and took names of seven candidates that would like to be contacted further about the roles available.”