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Rushden Lakes supports local Job Seekers with Jobs Fair and Recruitment Drive

Rushden Lakes, the new shopping and leisure destination for Northamptonshire, today launches a recruitment programme to support local unemployed people back into work. The free service, Recruit Rushden Lakes, will connect a talented local workforce with new jobs in the area.


Recruit Rushden Lakes will operate in partnership with Jobcentre Plus and is being funded by The Crown Estate, owner of Rushden Lakes. The new service will provide training and support to help local unemployed people gain employment.


On Friday 26 May, Recruit Rushden Lakes will host a Jobs and Skills Fair at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden, from 10am to 4pm. The free event will bring employers, job-seekers and employment support services together under one roof. Local people are encouraged to attend and register their interest, meet prospective employers in person, and access skills workshops or advice sessions hosted by Jobcentre Plus.


The Recruit Rushden Lakes workplace coordinator will provide ongoing support for candidates, including workshops, training programmes and one-to-one workplace mentoring. The workplace coordinator will also work with employers and agencies to match local jobseekers to vacancies, and deliver skilled, job-ready candidates.


Faheem Qureshi, head of employment generation at The Crown Estate, said: “We want Rushden Lakes to be a brilliant place for people to shop, spend time and to work. With our recruitment programme we are implementing a proven model, one that we has been successful in London and other locations around the UK in helping unemployed people get back into work. There is huge support for Rushden Lakes and excitement about the opportunities for the area, our aim is to further enhance the positive impact Rushden Lakes has with the local community and on the local economy.”


The Crown Estate launched its first recruitment programme in 2009, with Recruit London, to help unemployed Londoners get jobs with employers in the West End. Over the last eight years, Recruit London has helped more than 1,500 people get into work in London. The programme has since been successfully established in three further locations around the country – Leicester, Worcester and Exeter – with more programmes to follow later this year.



About The Crown Estate: www.thecrownestate.co.uk/ 

The Crown Estate is a specialist real estate business, with a £12 billion property portfolio focused on commercial property in central London, prime regional retail and offshore wind. Established by an Act of Parliament, as an independent commercial business, it returns 100% of its annual profits to the Treasury for the benefit of the public finances. This has totalled £2.4 billion over the last ten years.

16 comments on “Rushden Lakes supports local Job Seekers with Jobs Fair and Recruitment Drive

  1. Bayley Revell says:

    Looking for full time retail opportunities

  2. Rebecca Miles says:

    I’m interested in any manager or senior manager vacancies. I have 5 yrs experience as a customer service and sales manager and 10 yrs experience as a team manager in a Contact Centre. I live locally in Rushden

    • admin says:

      Great – hope you can go to the jobs fair..

  3. Dale Turley says:

    Is this job fair restricted to unemployed people only? What about people currently employed within the retail industry looking to develop themselves within a new position?

    • admin says:

      Come to the jobs fair!

  4. Lucy Fisher says:

    Seeking full time retail or administration role.

    • admin says:

      Hope you come along to the jobs fair!

      • Lucy Fisher says:

        Will do – it’s on my calendar!

  5. Abi says:

    I’m currently working at matalan Wellingborough as a retail assistant,I am 17 and have a lot of upcoming responsibilities,the amount per hour is not enough to support those. Was lookin for something part time as I’m still in full time education.

    • admin says:

      Hope you can come along then

  6. Vickie says:

    Hi I’m looking for part time to begin with poss weekends I shall pop along is midday ok or do you have to be there at 10am

    • admin says:

      Pop in anytime!!

  7. Samson says:

    Will there be job opportunities for young people as well. I am currently 17?

    • admin says:

      Come along!!

  8. I have some fantastic courses and development opportunities to support unemployed and businesses within their probationary period with staff. Would one of my peers be able to come?

    • admin says:

      Come along with some leaflets