Building on the Success of the Selby Jobs Fair

Building on the Success of the Selby Jobs Fair

David Smith JF2015 Selby college

Nyree Dickinson from Selby, pictured below with Nigel Adams MP and David Smith at Selby College, was one of 750 visitors to the Selby Jobs Fair held in October. Nyree says, ” I visited the jobs fair last month and was so excited at the opportunity to change career direction and be responsible for selling new homes. I am already well on course to be a fully fledged sales consultant early in 2016. I love it!”

The event was the fifth annual Jobs Fair organised by Nigel Adams MP in conjunction with Selby College and Job Centre Plus in Selby. David Smith, Regional Account Manager for New Homes Sales recruiters Maitland Selwyn, was one of over 40 companies that attended the Selby Jobs Fair. David said: “The event was a resounding success.  During the day I spoke to a lot of very good candidates. With the record number of new homes being approved in Selby District there will be a need for many more people to help sell them.”

Speaking about the Jobs Fair and the people that they were recruiting, David added: “I was delighted that so many people talked to us about our industry. From the Jobs Fair a number of people have already started on our training academy course. We are nationwide specialists for providing permanent and temporary staff for the new homes sales industry and offer a comprehensive training academy for people that want to join our industry but don’t necessarily have new housing sales experience”.

Nyree has already completed most of the long distance learning modules. She is due to attend a 4 day intensive workshop in Yorkshire at the end of January next year and has already been shadowing on site.

Nigel Adams, commenting on this year’s Jobs Fair, said: “This is just one of many examples of a good candidate finding a job that they are excited about and are already enjoying. While we have some jobs being lost in the district there is also good news about new jobs being created and local people finding local jobs. That is the purpose of the Jobs Fair and this is just one of many success stories.”