Last chance to get working

BLACKER Hall Farm and FDS (corporate finance) are the latest companies to sign up for the inaugural Wakefield Works day, but time is running out for you to join them.

The premise of the scheme is simple: on Thursday, October 4, all participating companies will be opening up their doors to give advice and discuss career opportunities with Wakefield’s job seekers.

The minimum requirement for an organisation to take part is that they must be able to offer a week’s work experience to the best person they see on the day. Some of the city’s biggest firms and organisations have already signed up, but Wakefield Works is open to all kinds and sizes of company wanting to help their city.

The initiative, created by First Choice Recruitment’s Andy Turner and Room:97’s Marcello Moccia, is also being backed by JobCentre Plus.

The online partner of Wakefield Works, Statement Digital, has constructed a website at Click here to go to the website which provides additional information and a sign up form. And we will soon be telling potential job-seekers what they need to do before the day.

The confirmed organisations so far are: Beaumonts Accountants, Black & White Consumables, Blacker Hall Farm, Castle Waterman Solicitors, Chadwick Lawrence, Copiserv, FDS, First Choice Recruitment, Fujitsu, GM Wilson, Group Rhodes, Hillrich, Jordan Solicitors, LS-Live Backstage Academy, Monaghan Group, Morrisons, MYCCI, NatWest Bank, Open Communications, Ossett Brewery, Our Agency, RBS, Richard Kendall Estate Agents, Ridings Shopping Centre, Room:97, Santander Bank, Statement Digital, Theatre Royal Wakefield, The Design Mechanics, The Wakefield Shirt Company, Trinity Walk, Wabsys, Wakefield College, Wakefield District Housing, Wakefield Express, Wakefield Wildcats.

The deadline for companies to sign up is Monday September 3.

After this date the emphasis of the website will switch to job-seekers who will be able to request a time slot with specific companies on the day.

There will be more details about this in next week’s Express.