VISITOR numbers to Melton’s third job fair may have been down on its previous event but the businesses which attended were still impressed by the level of interest they received.
Sainsbury’s, which was making its final recruitment push for positions at its store in Nottingham Road, due to open this autumn, was inundated with visitors throughout the day.
The supermarket has a number of shop floor vacancies still available, including general assistants and cashiers.
Natalie Draper, customer services manager, said: “The day went really well, we saw a massive number of people and at one point had quite a queue.
“I think the recruitment team has a big job on its hands when it comes to interviewing candidates for the positions.”
As well as focussing on recruiting, Sainsbury’s also spent a lot of time at the fair supporting candidates in finding out how to fill out the company’s application form online; this was followed by a drop-in IT support session at Melton Council’s Parkside offices the following day.
The jobs fair, which saw about 20 employers attend, took place at Melton Cattle Market’s banqueting suite and was organised by Melton Council.
Employers included Avon Cosmetics, car dealership Sandicliffe, Care Training East Midlands, public sector construction company GF Tomlinson and Edward Hands and Lewis solicitors, which also offered employment law advice at the event.
Apprenticeship providers Brooksby Melton College and Loughborough College also attended.
In total 370 people visited the jobs fair.
Town centre manager Shelagh Core said: “A number of employers were exhibiting for the first time and there was also a lot of networking going on between businesses.”