Jobs Fairs, MP discussions and Employer Events
The end of May saw HeadsUp at a Job Fair in Southend where we met a range of employers, signed up some potential new participants, and got to discuss how our programme helps the constituents of Sir David Amess MP and James Duddridge MP (both pictured). What is always striking is the value that people see in what we do by helping people to overcome anxiety or depression, and how often they are able to refer to experiences of their own or of those that they know in order to truly appreciate the importance of HeadsUp.
A few days later we were running one of our own employer engagement events in Chelmsford. Ten participants came along to hear from Asda and Farleigh Hospice. Tracey and Tanno from Asda spoke about what it is like to work in their branch specifically, before talking about live job opportunities. Debbie spoke about the importance of volunteers to Farleigh’s operation, and also pointed to the paid roles that exist within the organisation. Both parties then held a series of one to one meetings with participants, providing advice and feedback regarding possible applications. We rounded off the day with a general session on job-searching skills.