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Creating Opportunities: Coatbridge & Airdrie Jobs Fair Achievements

Our recent Coatbridge & Airdrie Jobs Fair was a tremendous success – we received fantastic feedback from both employers and, most importantly, our clients.

Last week marked the culmination of our efforts with the Coatbridge & Airdrie Jobs Fair. Our teams worked tirelessly to organise a valuable event and establish a safe space brimming with opportunities for local residents to connect with employers. Equally significant was the support provided by our partners and, above all, the enthusiasm of our Routes To Work team.


22 interactive tables were set up at the fair, allowing employers to showcase their vacancies, partner organisations to offer support for individuals embarking on their work journey, and our team to assist anyone in need with their CVs and registration with Routes To Work. Special thanks go to Peter, Susan, Kay, and Janice for their dedication in manning the table.

The list of esteemed employers who attended the Jobs Fair included: G4S, Richmond Fellowship, Mears, Taskmaster, Key Communities & Lifestyle, UK Solar System, Elevator & Business Gateway, Wheatley Group, Smartworks, HRM Homecare, North Lanarkshire’s Working, Tesco, McQueens, Right Track, Apex Traffic Management, GMD Care, Turning Point, and ACS Clothing via Princes Trust. We extend our gratitude for their support in empowering our local community.


Thanks to our incredible efforts, 182 clients attended the event, with 29 new referrals – an astonishing achievement.


An even more remarkable outcome of the fair was the connections forged between employers and clients, resulting in 36 job interviews arranged by three participating employers – an outcome exceeding our expectations.


Councillor Alex McVey, Convener of Enterprise & Fair Work, spent time speaking with NLC employability staff at the event, employers and attendees and said,

“The event is in the heart of our community and its great to see so many people meeting local employers. Everyone has given up their time to make this work and I have already heard from some employers how impressed they are with the event and with the candidates they are meeting.”

David Doyle, the Council’s Employability Development Manager, also attended the event and said,

“We’ve worked closely with many of these employers, alongside Routes to Work, for a number of years and they really play their part in helping the Council ensure that their jobs are available to our clients and for the benefit of our communities.”

We take immense pride in hosting this remarkable event and express our heartfelt thanks to the exceptional External Link Worker, Sharlene, and all who contributed to crafting such a memorable day for the people of Coatbridge and Airdrie.


What's next? We have another Jobs Fair happening in Motherwell on Friday, February 16th – find more details about this event on our social media. Let's continue working together to create a better North Lanarkshire!

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