Sturminster Newton Job Fair


Stur is holding a Job Fair on Thursday 21st October (The Exchange 10 a.m. – 2p.m.) offering opportunities to  job seekers and volunteers.   Local businesses and voluntary bodies report that they are struggling to find workers and SturBiz (Sturminster Newton Chamber of Commerce) has responded by setting up a Job Fair to bring them together.  

If you are considering self-employment or have a new business idea, then this event is for you.  If you’re looking to gain new skills and training, you’ll be able to talk to someone about this.  May be you have time to spare for voluntary work, or want to expand your CV – come and see what is on offer.

This event provides access to a wide variety of businesses and organisations offering:

  • employment
  • volunteer roles to aid job or career enhancement, or social use of spare time
  • career opportunities and advice
  • training

As an employer or volunteer organisation this event provides the following opportunities:

  • speak face to face with jobseekers / potential volunteers
  • engage in mini interviews on the day
  • great networking opportunities
  • business support, including start up
  • access to training information and grants
  • meet potential employees / volunteers and raise awareness of your company or
  • organisation

Within a week, this FREE event, had already secured 16 exhibitors with many more to follow.  

This is a “one stop shop”, where job seekers and career changers can meet employers face to face offering job opportunities within a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, service, retailing, engineering, administration, transport and I.T.

To find out more and to book a place use this link – Job Fair Sturminster Newton

SturBiz is the Chamber of Commerce for Sturminster Newton and area and has been working hard to keep Stur. thriving through Covid. SturBiz is the organisation behind a number of events and activities held this year, including the Sturminster Newton Art-week, Scarecrow Festival and Sturminster Summer Fete.  SturBiz employs  Jacqui Wragg as its Coordinator, working from an office above The Emporium.  Says Jacqui “from a room affectionally named the ‘Ideas Factory’, we respond through local intelligence to community and business needs, to make Stur a good place to live, work and play – the town which always smiles”. 

One fun event coming up is Stur.’s celebration of National Poetry Day, in The Exchange on Thursday 7th October 7.00 p.m. – for further information see the Sturminster Newton Literary Festival facebook entry.


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