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Hundreds flock to Surrey County Council jobs fair at Leatherhead Leisure Centre
Hundreds flocked to a jobs fair aimed at helping people find a career working with children.
The event, organised by Surrey County Council (SCC), was held at Leatherhead Leisure Centre, and gave people looking for their first role, and those returning to work, the chance to find out more about apprenticeships, volunteering and working in education.
Surrey’s Early Years and Childcare Service and the SCC’s fostering team were on hand to give advice.
The fair was staged as part of SCC’s drive to stimulate economic growth.
Kay Hammond, SCC’s cabinet member for community safety, said: "When the job market is so tough it’s important we give people, especially those looking to get on the career ladder, the leg up they need and that’s why we also pledged to invest in 500 apprenticeships next year as part of our council tax announcement."