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Published Thursday, 13 June 2013

Young people, businesses and unemployed adults will be brought together at an employment fair supported by Enfield Council showcasing the jobs and opportunities available in the construction industry.

The event, at the Enfield Site of the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London, on 27 June is organised by the North London Chamber of Commerce and aims to help unemployed people find jobs, show schoolchildren the career opportunities available in the construction industry and promote the construction sector.

They will also be able to meet apprentices in the construction industry and hear about their experiences and talk to representatives of the building companies delivering multi-million pound regeneration projects in Enfield.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Business and Regeneration, Cllr Del Goddard, said: "This is a great opportunity for young people to find out more about careers in the construction industry and for employees to have the chance to show what they can offer school leavers and unemployed people.

"We have ambitious plans for Enfield in the coming years and the construction industry will be at the forefront of delivering massive regeneration programmes across Enfield. This truly is a brilliant opportunity for our young people to get involved in shaping the future of their borough but also building a prosperous and stimulating careers for themselves at the same time."

The event will also feature the signing of the Enfield Skills and Training Charter for the Construction Sector, a charter where business, the Colleges and the Council commit  to work together to realise local employment and procurement opportunities. The Charter the first to be signed in the borough is seen as a new way of joined up working by the private and public sector.

Huw Jones CEO of the North London Chamber said "The Chamber is delighted to be actively involved in this new initiative that looks to match local residents with local employment opportunities and the response from the companies involved has been very positive. We are also keen to work with local schools and young people to make them aware of potential career opportunities in the Construction Sector."

Employers including Railtrack, Notting Hill Housing, Mullaley's, London and Quadrant, Ardmore Construction, Barclays Bros, Countryside Properties, Newlon Trust Housing and Enfield Homes will be participating in the event, which has been organised by the North London Chamber of Commerce with Enfield Council. The event is also supported by Job Centre Plus, the Construction Industry Training Board, Enfield Education Business Partnership, and both local Colleges Barnet and Southgate and College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London.

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