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Multi-agency partnership to host comprehensive jobs fair

23 September 2022 : Council news, Community, Partnership working

Somerset West and Taunton (SWT) Council has teamed up with Somerset Jobs and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to host a wide-ranging recruitment fair for job seekers and individuals looking for a career change.

The event will be held on Wednesday next week, 28 September, between 10.30am and 4.00pm in the Colin Atkinson pavilion at Somerset County Cricket Club.

Over 50 employers will be exhibiting a range of vacancies across multiple sectors, providing a fantastic opportunity for attendees to talk to the recruitment teams about the positions available.

A Ukrainian translator will also be available on the day, as well as employment support organisations including SWT’s Community Employment Hubs service, Step Up Somerset, Skill Up Somerset and the National Careers Service.

SWT Portfolio Holder for Community, Councillor Christopher Booth, said: “We're delighted to be able to contribute towards the hosting of this event to help connect local people with local employers who are actively recruiting. Many businesses are still recovering from the pandemic and this event provides an excellent opportunity for both employers and the public to discover the potential out there!

“I would encourage anyone who is interested in a new job or developing their career to come along and find out about the fantastic careers and support available.”

The director of Somerset Jobs, Stu Wright said: “I’m delighted to have the support of Somerset West and Taunton Council and the DWP to run this event. It really is a brilliant opportunity to meet and chat with employers about the vacancies that are available and to ask face-to-face questions.

“Our last event was a great success with some very positive feedback from both people looking for jobs and businesses.

“It's such an unusual time in the world of recruitment, many people are looking for different opportunities and flexible working arrangements, and this event could help.”

To find out more and to register your attendance, visit