Luminus Ferry Project’s Job Fair attracts over 300 local people
Luminus Ferry Project, an award-winning social enterprise and registered charity that helps homeless people in Fenland, held its 3rd annual Job Fair on Friday 15 April attracting over 300 local people.
The event encapsulated Luminus Ferry Project’s continued commitment to help tackle worklessness and support people back into work, and was funded by the Greater Cambridgeshire Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership.
It was open to all residents of Wisbech and the surrounding areas – both unemployed and employed – to go to if they were looking to find employment, wanted to develop their skills or change their career. Over 20 companies attended from across the region looking for prospective employees, as well as to promote a range of training and volunteering opportunities.
“The Job Fair was a real success, and we are proud to be able to hold it in our community. In 2016, Luminus’ year of Refining Focus, we understand that to achieve our 2020 Vision – to mend broken Britain, and transform our world – we need to work together. This includes working in partnership with other organisations to help people get back into work and to continue supporting others to make positive changes in their lives.
“Our aim is to help at least 50 people find work and with the help of local businesses and the support of Business in the Community we are confident we will achieve this.”
For those who missed the event, there is also a weekly Job Café on Fridays at the Queen Mary Centre, Wisbech. Representatives from a variety of employers attend each week, including the Citizens Advice Bureau, Job Centre Plus, the Careers Service and the College of West Anglia, who provide advice on careers, benefits, employment law, housing, family issues, and more.
The Job Café positively welcomes people from all backgrounds, and takes place at the same time as the Kings Lynn Area Resettlement Service (KLARS) advice clinic, so there is a translation service present in the building for those requiring assistance. They are also on hand to help newcomers obtain the right paperwork. Those wanting to improve their English can also find out about courses and help they can access.