Held at the 1891 Restaurant & Bar at the Pavilion Theatre in Rhyl, Working Denbighshire’s January Job Fair saw over 430 people come through the seaside venue’s doors, the highest attendance of any Job Fair held so far.

On January 24th, over 45 businesses exhibited at the Pavilion based space, with nationally recognized names such as Thorncliffe Building Supplies, North Wales Police, Clwyd Alyn and HB Leisure in attendance.

The free event saw an opportunity for unemployed people, and those looking for a career change, to gain access to local and employment options, as well as hear about the various training and apprenticeships opportunities that are open for applications.

This was the first Job Fair held by Working Denbighshire this year, with four held last year.

Denbighshire County Council’s Working Denbighshire service aims to coordinate support that helps people into work by removing barriers. Working with local businesses and organisations, the Working Denbighshire programme is committed to supporting people who live in Denbighshire to get into the world of work and/or further their skills with free training.


Melanie Evans, Principal Manager, Strategic Employment, said:

“I am pleased that we have been able to hold another successful Job Fair for the people of Denbighshire!

It is important now more than ever that we can keep offering these networking opportunities to help businesses fill jobs and individuals find work.

We have two more coming up in March, a general one in Llangollen and a specific one for Hospitality – be sure not to miss them!”

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

“I am delighted to see that such a large number of Denbighshire residents came through the doors, that’s what these Job Fairs are all about, connecting residents with potential employers.

Finding the right job can be difficult, but these Fairs are a brilliant way for residents to see what’s out there for them by offering information from a number of different business sectors.”

To keep up to date with events and find out more about Working Denbighshire visit https://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/working-denbighshire or to get employment support https://working.denbighshire.gov.uk/

Working Denbighshire is part funded through the Welsh Government Communities for Work Plus Programme which supports those most disadvantaged in the labour market to overcome the barriers preventing them from gaining employment.

Working Denbighshire has received £3,529,632 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund.