Wednesday 8th June – Reginald Centre hosts first stop of the Victoria Gate Roadshow

On Wednesday 8th June, 10:30 – 16:00, the Reginald Centre in Chapeltown will play host to the first in a series of employment workshops delivered by the Victoria Gate development. With the upcoming development due to bring 1,000 new jobs to the city, local residents will get the chance to learn more about the current and forthcoming vacancies along with information on training and other opportunities the new development will offer.

Executive Board Member for Employment, Enterprise and Opportunity Mohammed Rafique, along with ward colleagues Councillor’s Jane Dowson and Eileen Taylor, will be attending the event in Chapeltown and are encouraging residents to take the opportunity to get specialist CV and interview advice. Attendees will also be given an insight into the employment support package on offer from the Victoria Gate Development.

Other stops on the Roadshow tour will see further employment events held across the city at the City Centre One Stop Centre on Wednesday 15th June; St George’s Job Shop in Middleton on Friday 24th June; and the Armley One Stop Centre on Monday 27th June.

Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Executive Board Member for Employment, Enterprise and Opportunity said:

“This is a great chance for residents across the city to find out about the latest vacancies at the Victoria Gate Development and enhance their employability skills. My ward colleagues Eileen, Jane and I will be attending the workshop at the Reginald Centre to offer our advice and support and would love the opportunity to speak to as many residents as possible.’’

Councillor Jane Dowson (Labour, Chapel Allerton) said:

“It is fantastic to see such a huge enterprise coming out into different communities across the city. It shows a commitment to ensuring the workforce at the flagship Victoria Gate development reflects the diversity in our great city. Along with my colleagues Eileen and Mohammed, I greatly encourage residents to come along to the employment roadshows to take full advantage of the support on offer.’’

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