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Gloucestershire Lift Off looks to tackle jobs challenge

Four of Gloucestershire's MPs will chair sessions on what is happening in their constituencies as part of the Gloucestershire Jobs, Skills & Apprenticeships Lift Off.

And two Government ministers will discuss the latest jobs situation during the event at Kingsholm on Friday.

Gloucester MP Richard Graham, who is behind the event aimed at tackling what he says is the "major challenge for our country and county ahead", Laurence Robertson (Tewkesbury), Alex Chalk (Cheltenham) and Mark Harper (Forest of Dean) will talk about the latest developments in their constituencies.

Employment minister Mims Davies will give the keynote talk virtually which will be followed by a Q&A session.

And apprenticeship and skills minister Gillian Keegan will also hold a briefing and discussion with employers.

Punchline-Gloucester.com is backing the event with editor Mark Owen chairing a panel on top tips for job interviews.

Other sessions throughout the day include how to benefit from digital business, what a great CV looks like, starting your own business, ups killing opportunities, cyber and apprentice opportunities, the future of aerospace and aviation in Gloucestershire and what can be done to remove remaining barriers to BAME employment.

Mr Graham said: "How we respond in Gloucestershire is crucial, especially for our young.

"We've been here before, but the context is very different and the scale of the challenge almost certainly greater."

The event is sponsored by Gloucestershire College, University of Gloucestershire, Western Power Distribution, EDF Energy, Jobcentre Plus, Gloucestershire County Council, GFirst LEP, Spirax Sarco and Glos Jobs.

Registering for the event can be made at glosliftoff.co.uk which also contains the full programme.

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