Nearly 700 people attended a jobs fair at Ilkeston Community College organised by Derby College Group (DCG) and Job Centre Plus on Tuesday (October 29).
The event was officially opened by the Deputy Mayor of Erewash Cllr Donna Briggs (pictured, left, with DCG Chief Executive Mandie Stravino).
Employers in attendance with information about jobs opportunities including East Midlands Airport, Derbyshire Police, Trentbarton and Nottingham Community Housing Association.
They were joined by several recruitment agencies with vacancies at local businesses and by organisations with volunteering opportunities to help people enhance their CVs.
DCG also offered people one-day taster courses in the coming weeks which highlight the different options available to boost job prospects includign English and maths classes; sales and customer service training; construction, transport and logistics skills development; teaching assistant qualifications and pathways available to progress onto university in professions such as nursing and social work.
There was also support with managing mental health and employability skills which is particularly aimed at helping people who are looking for their first job or returning to the workplace.