The event was held to highlight potential opportunities from the Hinkley Point C new nuclear power station.
West Somerset Council employment and skills staff are working together to ensure local communities are in a good position to benefit from jobs arising from Hinkley Point C and the Minehead event proved a huge success.
Representatives from Hinkley Point C Jobs Service, G4S Security and Facilities Team, Somerset Larder, Jobcentre Plus and Somerset Passenger Solutions (SPS) were present and were inundated with enquiries.
Nirm Bassi, head of Human Resources for SPS, said: “There are great opportunities available and we are proud that 97% of our employees are from the immediate area.
“We want to attract, retain and multi-skill a local workforce and there are real opportunities and career progression available.”
One college leaver who attended the event said he was keen to apply for a security role. “It can be a bit daunting to think of applying to such a big company but the process was really easy and I am so glad that I came along. There was lots of information – and now I am going to go for it!”
Cllr Andrew Hadley, West Somerset Council’s lead member for economic growth and regeneration, said: “The council is delighted to be able to support the recruitment initiative.
“The event was buzzing with people ready to offer advice to all those who came through the doors. The feedback that we are getting is so positive. Supporting the event is just a part of the work our team is doing to provide job, skills and training advice and information for local people.