Held at the 1891 Restaurant & Bar at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl, the Working Denbighshire Team hosted over 50 organisations and employers to meet and discuss career opportunities with Denbighshire residents last week.

The record-breaking event saw over 250 attendees pass through the doors and utilised both levels of the seaside Restaurant and Bar space.

A wide variety of employers exhibited at the fair, with both local and nationally recognised organisations in attendance such as Aldi, Qioptiq, Airbus, The Fire Service, The Army and many more, providing opportunities for individuals at all levels of experience.

The Working Denbighshire Team signed over 35 people up to their framework during the day. The service will now provide the candidates with full support after the event and until they find employment.

Rachael Sumner-Lewis, Employment Engagement Manager at Working Denbighshire said:

“We are over the moon with both the attendance and feedback from the Job Fair. This was our best event to date and we have surpassed all previous metrics.

We had over 250 people through the doors, and over 50 exhibitors in attendance. Hosting the event at 1891 in Rhyl was a great decision, allowing us to increase capacity by over 50% as well as adding the convenience of onsite parking.

Visitor feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with 98% of the attendees rating the event as excellent or good. The employer feedback we have received from the exhibitors was also extremely positive, with many stating they were confident of securing new talent as a result of attending. They also commented on the benefits of networking with so many business partners at the event.

This was a great event, which greatly benefited the people of Rhyl, as well as the county as a whole. I would like to thank the whole Working Denbighshire team for their hard work and dedication which really helped to make this event both possible, and a brilliant success.”

Councillor Jason McLellan, Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Economic Growth & Tackling Deprivation said:

“It is brilliant to see such a high attendance at the most recent job fair. They are held to help the people of Denbighshire thrive, and to provide employment opportunities and support to the whole county. The Working Denbighshire team have worked extremely hard to arrange this fair, and I thank them for making it such a great success.”

For more information please visit: https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/en/jobs-and-employees/working-denbighshire/working-denbighshire.aspx