Words by Ed King
Compass Support are organising a Careers Fair on Wednesday 18th August, being held at The Sanctuary on Tangmere Drive in Castle Vale.
Free to attend and open to ‘candidates from all backgrounds, experiences and education levels’, the Careers Fair will run from 10:30am to 2:30pm – offering direct pathways to local employers, as well as help and support with key vocational skills.
Compass Support have lined up a team of professional employment advisers, who will be on hand throughout the event to talk and walk people through skills such as CV writing and how to do well in interviews.
They will also be offering more direct employment support, such as on the spot job searches, work experience placements, volunteer opportunities, and links to local employers.
The Careers Day will also offer access to digital courses in IT, Maths, and English.
Anyone interested in attending can simply turn up on the day or contact Compass Support by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or phoning (0121) 748 8111.
A spokesperson from Compass Support told Erdington Local: “Happening this week at The Sanctuary, our local Careers Fair is a chance for people to speak with employers and training providers about opportunities available.
“There will also be one to one support tailored to the individual’s needs, including CV writing, job searches, training and employment all under one roof.”
With a longstanding history of helping people find employment and become work ready, Compass Support has close ties to the retail and care sectors – alongside strong relationships with large employers such as the NHS.
Compass Support also offers employment help and skills training through regular job clubs, computer clubs, and the Get Healthy Get Working programme – alongside the Ignite Aspirations initiative, delivered with Witton Lodge Community Association.
As part of The Pioneer Group, further employment support can also be found through the Place2Work project – being delivered across Birmingham with the Birmingham Anchor Network.
For more on Get Healthy Get Working visit www.compass-support.org.uk/our-services/get-healthy-get-working
For more on Ignite Aspirations visit www.compass-support.org.uk/our-services/ignite-inspirations or www.wittonlodge.org.uk/our-projects/jobs-skills/ignite-aspirations
For more on Place2Work from The Pioneer Group visit www.pioneergroup.org.uk/place-2-work