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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium to host open jobs fair

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium will host its first-ever jobs fair on Friday as the club aims to help people back into work following the pandemic.

The fair will run from 10am until 2.30pm and will be held in partnership between Tottenham Hotspur Foundation and the Department of Work & Pensions.

Over 50 employers from both the public and private sector will attend the fair to showcase live vacancies to jobseekers at a wide range of levels.

The stadium has already created over 3,500 jobs for local people across various sectors. Tottenham Hotspur Foundation has supported this work through the delivery of weekly drop-in sessions, vocational courses, interview skills training and employability programmes targeted at groups such as the over 50s and those with special educational needs and disabilities.

Employers attending Friday’s fair will include Google, HSBC, JD Sports, IKEA, the police and all of the stadium’s event-day contractors. Roles will range from entry-level through to graduate and management positions, as well as traineeships and apprenticeships.

The event will be open to anyone over the age of 18, with no pre-registration required.

Sarah Ebanja, chief executive of Tottenham Hotspur Foundation, said: “We look forward to opening our doors to people looking for what could be a life-changing opportunity.

“Over the years, we have seen so many people visit one of our events and leave with a job at the end of it, including many who were close to giving up hope on their dream career.

“With a world-class stadium in the heart of the community, and links to so many employers across a range of industries, Tottenham Hotspur has a huge role to play in providing a way back into work for those looking for a fresh start following the pandemic.”

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