Thousands flock to job-hunting fair at Intu Lakeside

INTU Lakeside hosted its annual recruitment fair this weekend with temporary and permanent roles at the shopping centre on offer for all. It was the 10th year of the recruitment fair – hosted by the centre’s on-site agency, C&C Recruitment – and once again it was a popular event with over 2,500 job hunters in attendance.

Stores such as Debenhams, Primark, Emson Haig and H Samuel were on site looking to fill a wide range of roles and Great Grottos were also looking for extra Santa’s helpers for Christmas! BHS conducted 121 interviews on the day; Primark collected 400 CVs and Debenhams shortlisted over 400 people for in-store interviews.

Paul Lancaster, Regional Centre Director for intu Lakeside, said: “We’re passionate about providing opportunities for local people and the annual recruitment fair provides an ideal chance for candidates to get in front of local employers. With over 250 stores, cafes and restaurants here at intu Lakeside, there’s a wealth of opportunity for the right people to find the right roles for them.”

Intu Lakeside has recently submitted an outline planning application to create a £100 million leisure development which would provide up to 1,400 permanent new jobs and approximately 660 during the two year construction phase. Construction is expected to start during 2015, with the leisure development scheduled to open in 2017.

For more information about job opportunities at intu Lakeside, visit C&C Recruitment on level three of the shopping centre or www.recruitcc.co.uk.

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