Northfield MP Richard Burden, with the support of Climb Project partners, will be hosting a major jobs fair for South Birmingham this Friday 21st February.

Mr Burden launched  the Climb Project in July last year, hoping to tackle long term unemployment across the district, and secure a place for the area in the city-wide regeneration of Birmingham. The project is supported by Birmingham City Council, local businesses and other community stakeholders, such as Bournville College.

The half term jobs fair at Bournville College in Longbridge is open to all and will be attended by over 40 local employers, including MG Motor, ADI Total Engineered Solutions, Mechatronic Solutions, Lloyds Banking Group, Draexlmaier and the NHS.

There will also be help and advice on employment and training options, including a chance to apply for jobs and training. A number of workshops on employment and skills will also be available.

Mr Burden said: “The Climb Project has brought together local business and the community in networking, advocacy and new projects for jobs and growth. It’s hugely exciting that the ‘Climb Vision’, to boost aspiration and opportunity in this part of Birmingham, has led to a major new jobs fair for our area.”

And the MP hopes that the jobs fair and the Climb Project can help to lift the area, saying: “Times are tough for a lot of people here at the moment, and long term unemployment is a real problem. But South Birmingham has huge potential – a proud manufacturing heritage, the new £1 billion redevelopment project at Longbridge, and exciting community projects are all just the beginning of our economic revival.

“I hope that local people will be attend this exciting jobs fair in February half term to see the fantastic opportunities that are available here. This is a great step forward for South West Birmingham’s Climb to the future.”

If you are looking for work or training, you are invited to attend, bringing along your CV if you can. As an extra bonus, print off the flyer on this page for a chance to win an iPod Nano.

Event details:

When: 10am – 3pm Friday 21st February 2014
Where: Bournville College, Longbridge Lane, Longbridge, Birmingham  B31 2AJ
Who: Anyone in the South Birmingham area
Getting there: Buses: 45, 49, 63, 98, 143, 144, 39B | Trains: Longbridge Station, Cross City Line | By car: A38 (Sat Nav B31 2TW) Car parks: Bristol Road South £1.50 per day, Longbridge Town Centre 2 hours free then chargeable More info on transport 

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