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Employment & Skills 2012 event 12 November 2012

Employment & Skills 2012Are you searching for a new job or looking to improve your employability skills? Do you need help and guidance with your career? Are you thinking of setting up your own business? If so, come along to the forthcoming Employment & Skills 2012 event at the Villa Marina, Douglas, on Thursday 22nd November.

Employment & Skills 2012 is the largest annual gathering of employers held in the Isle of Man and is jointly hosted by the Departments of Economic Development and Education and Children. It is a great opportunity for those who are seeking work to explore a variety of options and develop a long-term rewarding future in a career of their choice.

The exhibition will be open from 9am to 7pm and representatives from a wide range of business sectors, including retail, finance, media, transport and professional services, will be under one roof to offer advice and information to individuals all day. New exhibitors include Heron and Brearley Limited, Autism Initiatives, the Department of Economic Development’s Small Business Start Up scheme and Dandara Group.

Services on offer during the day will include help with CV writing, interview skills and job search techniques. There will also be the opportunity to talk to organisations that provide training and in addition presentations on careers in engineering and information and communications technology (ICT) will take place throughout the day in the Broadway Cinema.

This year a special guest will be attending the event, John Loughton. John is a high-profile and experienced youth leader, social entrepreneur, campaigner and public affairs professional who rose to prominence when he won the 2008 Big Brother Celebrity Hijack reality TV programme. He will be involved in a number of ways during the day.

Wendy Campbell from Image Matters will be present in the Florrie Forde Bar to give advice on how people should present themselves for an interview and Angelena Boden, ‘The Fifteen Minute Trainer’, will be on hand to give advice on careers in the Noble Suite.

Tim Crookall, MHK, Minister for Education and Children, said:

"I hope those attending Employment & Skills 2012 will capture a sense of the possibilities and opportunities that are available in the Isle of Man, as well as the economic growth taking place that will provide work in the future."
"The event is a great way to raise awareness about what employers require and how people can improve their own employability and I trust that visitors will have a useful and enjoyable visit."

Tony Wild MLC, Political Member for the Department of Economic Development and Department of Education and Children, said:

"As the single biggest event of its type on the Island, Employment & Skills provides a unique opportunity for employers to meet with jobseekers and young people from across the Island in an informal setting. The Island’s diverse range of economic sectors is well represented and I am very grateful for the employers who have given their time to participate in the event. "
"This is another great example of how we are working with our partners in both the public and private sector to provide vital support to those who are either seeking work or want to develop their employability skills. Events such as this are essential for the Isle of Man, especially in the current economic climate, and will provide an excellent opportunity for people to come along to find out about jobs on the Island. We hope to see as many people there as possible."

Booking is not required and admission is free. To download a full programme, visit the department website.

Employment & Skills 2012 is supported by Energy FM.

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