The Economic Development Officers from Castle Point, Basildon, Rochford, Southend and Thurrock Local Authorities are working in partnership to deliver a South Essex Skills Roadshow, an employability themed event for adults aged 24 and upwards.

We will be hosting three separate events, the first a joint event between Rochford District Council and Southend on Sea Borough Council at The Victoria Shopping Centre, Southend, then we move to Thurrock and Basildon. All three events are being held in locations which are easily accessible with good public transport links at times that are suitable for those who are either in work or currently unemployed.

  • Saturday 26 January 2019, 11am – 3pm at Victoria Shopping Centre
  • Thursday 7 March 2019, 3 – 7pm at South Essex College Grays Auditorium
  • Thursday 23 May 2019, 3 -7pm at The Advice Store, Basildon Town Centre

Find out about who is recruiting/training in South Essex:

  • Job/career opportunities in South Essex
  • Job/career opportunities within your organisation or partner organisations
  • Opportunity to sell yourself to employers and meet the companies who are recruiting
  • To identify career change employment opportunities that are realistic and achievable
  • Which sectors are currently recruiting or have a skills shortage which could support their career choice
  • Find out sectors where there are skills shortages or enhanced earning opportunities
  • Opportunities to retrain and learn new skills

Benefits for employers:

  • To recruit staff and apprentices
  • To upskill staff
  • To network with other employers and skills providers
  • To meet prospective employees before they apply

Benefits for exhibitors:

  • Pool of potential students/candidates, for courses/jobs
  • Networking with educational establishments on the recruitment of school/college leavers
  • Opportunity to promote your establishment with potential employees/students
  • Networking with educational establishments on the upskilling of staff
  • Recruitment for and development of apprentice positions

There is something for everyone! If you are looking to exhibit please contact economicd@southend.gov.uk for the Southend event, bmasters@thurrock.gov.uk for Thurrock event, and info@basildonforbusiness.co.uk for Basildon event.

Last updated: 03/01/19