Ready, Steady, Work! attracts over 700 job seekers

Ready, Steady, Work! attracts over 700 job seekers

Burnley FC in the Community and Job Centre Plus Lancashire, joined forces recently to organise the Ready, Steady, Work! event at Turf Moor.

The event attracted 778 job seekers and was attended by over 51 employers including Burnley FC in the Community patrons VEKA plc & Great Places and Friends of Burnley FC in the Community M65 Jobsearch, Evolve Military College and Excel Fostering.

The Ready, Steady, Work! event builds on last year, with the number of businesses and job seekers in attendance increasing, with more people than ever utilising the event to find work, gain valuable career advice and promote upcoming vacancies.

Mayor of Burnley, Councillor Anne Kelly officially opened the event, and was proud of brilliant Burnley’s businesses bucking national trend and lowering employment. While Burnley FC in the Community’s Deputy Chief Executive Paul France spoke about the work BFCitC do with local businesses, the support the charity’s Employability team offer job seekers, disability confidence and echoed the Mayor in asking employers to support where they can.

The original Ready, Steady, Work! event was initiated by Julie Cooper MP, who wanted to bring together job seekers and employers to showcase jobs on offer across the region, and to raise aspirations. Although not in attendance on the day, Julie Cooper was fully supportive of the event.

Business Development Executive at Burnley FC in the Community, Ryan Bradley said: “We’re absolutely delighted that such a large number of local people joined us at the Ready, Steady, Work! event. It was a fantastic opportunity for job seekers to meet employers in the unique setting of Turf Moor, to find out more about the opportunities available to them.

“As an organisation we work closely with Job Centre Plus, with our thriving employability programme helping hundreds of people gain the skills required to progress into either employment, training or volunteering.

“I was really pleased so many of our charity’s corporate supporters could attend. The Ready, Steady, Work! event is a prime example of how pro-active our town is in lowering unemployment and it really was brilliant to have so many local businesses involved.”

To find out more information about Burnley FC in the Community’s Employability programme click here.

If you are a Burnley business and would like to get involved in the work of Burnley FC’s official charity contact Ryan Bradley on r.bradley@burnleyfc.com or call 01282 704 716.