Be Seen in 2017 Career Expo

Campbell Page is dedicated to transforming people’s lives through securing long-term employment, and this year we are doing so through our Be Seen in 2017 Campaign.

On the 6th April, we held our very first Be Seen in 2017 Career Expo at the Frankston Bowling Club  from 10 am through until 2 pm. Over 18 employers held stalls at the Be Seen in 2017 Career Expo, with over 102 Campbell Page customers turning up on the day, resume in hand, to interview with potential employers.

We believe that everyone deserves a chance and as a part of our Campbell Page community, you deserve to be seen and to be heard. – Ross McLatchie, National Program Manager DES

our partner employer SODEXO with a Campbell Page customer the teh Be Seen Career Expo
To kick off the day, Deputy Mayor of Frankston Cr Toms spoke to all in attendance about how proud he was of his community and the work Campbell Page is doing.

Last year they (Campbell Page) helped over 6,000 people into work… Together we can work together to continue to lower the unemployment rate in the city of Frankston. – Deputy Mayor Cr Toms

By 10:20 am one Campbell Page customer had already progressed to the next stage of interviews, which demonstrated immediately the success this event would bring for our customers and our partner employers.

Campbell Page employee Raquel standing with Campbell Page customer at the Be Seen Career Expo

The employers present on the day included SodexoRoyal District Nursing Service, Tip Top, Dress for Success, Peninsula Aquatic Recreation CentrePuffing Billy and Nepean Industry Edge Training.

The secret to the success of our Career Expo is having on board employers who are aligned with our social inclusion and diversity principles such as Tip Top. These partnerships take time to develop, but once established the outcome is far greater. – Cassandra Warin, National Disability Employer Partnership Manager

In total, 32 out of the 102 Campbell Page customers moved through to formal interviewing. Of these 32, 8 connected with Tip Top, and 6 connected with Sodexo Australia.

Over 70 interviews were conducted on the day, and nearly half of those resulted in the Campbell Page customer progressing to the next stages of recruitment, I am thankful for everyone who came on the day, especially our employers and customers.  We are already looking forward to the next Be Seen in 2017 Career Expo! – Sarah Ham, Business Manager – Peninsula

Another session will be held in Frankston on the 26th of April. Plans are currently in place to see another Be Seen in 2017 Career Expo held in both Frankston and Sunshine later in 2017.

Campbell Page is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to transforming people’s lives through securing long-term employment. If you would like to find out more about us, please continue to browse our website or contact us directly.

 

Words by: Tiarne Pattison

tiarne.pattison@campbellpage.org.au

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