Get Witham Working 2014

Employers, recruitment agencies and training organisations were looking for hundreds of new recruits at Priti Patel MP’s Witham Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair today (10 October 2014) at Witham Public Hall. Vacancies included full time work, part time positions, and training and apprenticeship places. Over 37 organisations were in attendance and hundreds of people, including students, looking for work, career advice or a change in career attended. Seminars and workshops to help people looking for work, improve their CVs and assist with interview techniques also took place. Priti said:
 
“Getting my constituents into work, apprenticeships and training places is a priority for me. It is great news that unemployment has halved over the last four years in Witham but I am keen to see more people benefit from the opportunities that employment, apprenticeships and training offers.”
 
“Witham Public Hall was a hive of activity with an array of businesses, jobseekers and students present today. I am delighted to see so many people in attendance as this shows their sheer dedication to secure a job to provide for themselves and their family.”
 
“This event was a tremendous success and I would like to thank all the businesses and organisations who supported the Jobs Fair and are doing so much to help get my constituents into work.“
 
Businesses attending the Jobs Fair have found potential candidates to fill roles and supported the Jobs Fair. Darren McGrath, Operations Director of Tiptree Patisserie, commented:
 
“Tiptree patisserie is proud to support Priti Patel, the local community and the Witham jobs fair. We strive to keep our workforce local. Doing this event increases our profile and allows us to find the un-tapped talent, Witham has to offer.”
 

Businesses and organisations who attended the event include:

1.       Amtek Aluminium Castings Ltd     www.amtek.com   

2.       Anne Clarke Associates Ltd     www.anneclarkeltd.co.uk

3.       Army Reserve     www.army.mod.uk

4.       Claridon Group Ltd     www.claridon.com

5.       Colchester Institute     www.colchester.ac.uk

6.       Crittal Windows Ltd     www.crittall-windows.co.uk

7.       Digital RF     www.digitalrf.net

8.       Essex Business Machines Ltd     www.ebmltd.co.uk

9.       Essex Chambers of Commerce     www.essexchambers.co.uk

10.     Essex & Suffolk Water     www.eswater.co.uk

11.     Essex County Council, Adult Community Learning     www.essex.gov.uk

12.     Essex County Council, Skills & Employability     www.essex.gov.uk

13.     Ignite Business Enterprise Ltd      www.ignitebusiness.org

14.     Manpower UK Ltd      www.manpower.co.uk  

15.     National Apprenticeship Service      www.apprenticeships.org.uk

16.     National Careers Service      www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk

17.     NHS Professionals     www.nhsprofessionals.nhs.uk

18.     Prime Appointments      www.prime-appointments.co.uk

19.     RDC Recycling and Waste Management     www.rdc.co.uk

20.     Reed Global Recruiters     www.reedglobal.com/web/reedgb

21.     Saffron Thomas     www.saffronthomas.co.uk

22.     Simarco Worldwide Logistics     www.simarco.com

23.     Specsavers     www.specsavers.co.uk

24.     Stansted Airport      www.stanstedairportacademy.com

25.     Tesco    www.tesco.com

26.     Tiptree Patisserie      www.tiptreecakes.com

27.     Two Sisters Food Group      www.2sfg.com

28.     Village Glass      www.villageglass.net

29.     Witham Industrial Watch     www.withamindustrialwatch.co.uk

30.     Witham JobCentre Plus

31.     Witham Library      www.essex.gov.uk/libraries

32.     Zero Three Care Homes      www.zerothreecarehomes.co.uk

A12/A120 Consultations

Strategic Road Network Consultations

There are two important consultations running at the moment on key strategic road infrastructure improvements - the A12 widening scheme and the upgrading of the A120. Priti has been campaigning to secure new investment in these roads and has welcomed the consultations taking place. Members of the public can review the proposals for the A12 and A120 at the weblinks below, attend consultation events, and respond to the consultation. Feel free to also contact Priti by email to: [email protected] with your views too.

Widening the A12

Upgrading the A120

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