Students and job seekers were this week offered the chance to explore a range of local career opportunities, with around 700 attending the Bundaberg Jobs and Careers Showcase.
The event was a partnership between Bundaberg Regional Council, Jobs Bundaberg, Local Jobs Program and Link and Launch.
Bundaberg Region Mayor Jack Dempsey said he was proud Council could assist in facilitating the showcase, which showed just how many fantastic opportunities were available within the region.
“The Bundaberg Region is only continuing to grow, with so many new career opportunities becoming available,” Mayor Dempsey said.
“It was great to see such a wide range of companies from different industries attend the expo.”
Local career opportunities on display
A number of businesses and organisations including CQUniverstiy, Palm Lake Care and Hinkler Park Plantations took part in the event.
Palm Lake Care’s Charmaine Brewer said the event provided the opportunity to share different opportunities available within the aged care industry.
“There’s a range of school students and members of the public that are interested in career opportunities in Bundaberg,” she said.
“We spoke to them about potential career opportunities within the aged care space, why they want to join aged care or what they are interested in.
“The feedback has been good, and a lot of people are interested in Palm Lake and what we offer as an employer.”
Hinkler Park Plantations Technical Officer Jennifer Hulme said the opportunity to bring the farm into the Multiplex through a display was fantastic.
“It was great to be able to talk to people about what we do as a business and the different roles they can come into,” she said.
“I know when I was in Year 10 I didn’t know what I wanted to do, so these sorts of events really help students in deciding what area they might want to study.”
You can find the full list of businesses and organisations which showcased local career opportunities at the Bundaberg Jobs and Careers Showcase here.
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