South London Jobs Fair Thursday 21st June

The South London Jobs Fair is a unique initiative offering multiple and various employment opportunities to residents and business opportunities for companies, particularly SME’s. These opportunities are also crucial for enterprises looking to access the social housing sector.

The initiative is a regeneration partnership with thirteen Social Housing providers and Croydon based social enterprise 3D Change all of which possess a passionate commitment to support our communities to achieve the best they can for themselves and their families.

Youth unemployment is a big issue that needs to be addressed and the South London Jobs Fair aims to tackle unemployment head on. We understand that there are many talented and hard working people willing and waiting to be placed in employment, and we thoroughly believe that young people are not lost, just undiscovered.

The South London Jobs Fair has been developed to place young candidates in front of the right employers and vice versa, as this is currently a major issue within all industries. We will also be offering presentations, industry leading advice, workshops and CV clinics.

There will be a wide variety of employers all under one roof for you to discuss with and discover potential options. All employers will be ready and waiting with “Action to Work” vacancies.

We are sure that it will be extremely beneficial.

Please visit http://www.southlondonjobsfair.co.uk for further information and to register to attend.

Please email info@3dchange.co.uk for sponsorship opportunities that will place your business in the forefront of the industry.

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Can companies survive without Social Media?

If we think about what we see and hear on a daily basis in terms of interaction between people, social media will without a doubt make an appearance somewhere along the line. With half the social scene being online via Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and countless other media platforms, can businesses afford not to tap into that source of interaction?

With roughly 100 million people using Twitter and 500 million people using Facebook, the biggest conversations taking place are online. Businesses, both big and small, can really benefit from joining the social media world. The days of Yellow Pages are fading, and social media and word of mouth are replacing them.

Has word of mouth really crossed over to the digital world? And are we playing a global game of Chinese whispers? Starting conversations online is easy. There is no pretense, no awkward silences or conversation starters, just short sharp paragraphs of the current topic.

And the content is available to more than friends. It can be accessed by multiple infrastructures, which is where networking becomes effective. And with icons such as @ and # being used, conversations can be targeted and reach the correct audiences. There is also an essence of permanent. Unless deleted, the conversation can appear once again in future situations and commented on, creating new ideas and interpretations; Chinese whispers for the 22nd century generation.

SME’s can especially benefit from social media as word of mouth and recommendations are of major importance to fuel a company’s revenue. Corporate companies can also effectively use social media to extend and promote their marketing and media campaigns.

Is government procurement too complex for SME’s?

The Government is reassessing the procurement systems and using e-procurement tools and frameworks to ensure that the procurement processes work more efficiently.

Government procurement regulations are a world apart from the experiences of most small businesses. Larger tenders, which SME’s are unable to participate, present the difficulty of contending. There are not many potential companies who have the availability to complete high quantity tender forms.

The British Government need to implement processes and factors into their procurement methods that benefit SME’s; tendering is a skill and training needs to be considered if businesses are going to benefit, and in this economical climate, many companies and organisations do not have the money or time to spare.

The data, which is collected by a tender process, can help Government agencies create more work for SME’s and create more jobs, therefore tackling unemployment. However, the information remains stagnant meaning that small businesses cannot prosper.

Win your company more business!

The British Government currently spends £220bn on products and services and is striving to ensure that more SME’s, Charities and Social Enterprises deliver them. This ensures that organisations and businesses become an integral part of the ‘Big Society’ and fostering growth in our local and national economies.

To ensure that this successful, the Government is using e-procurement tools and implementing frameworks to make procurement process function more efficiently.

South London Jobs Fair will help you and your business to identify opportunities in the marketplace, which will help expand your business and win you work within the Public Sector.

Public Sector Procurement will be a major topic for discussion at the event with leading focal areas being

–       Policy Development and Compliance

–       PPQ Development and Compliance

–       PPQ Support

–       Tender Writing

–       Bid Writing

–       Tender Presentations

Please visit http://www.3dchange.co.uk for further information about these discussion points.

Internships v Apprenticeship

Getting into work, or back into work can be very difficult. As hard as it is to find a job that suits you, it is just as difficult for companies to find employees that suit them, and if you are hard working and passionate then they do want you, it’s just that getting the opportunity to meet with such great employers is difficult. South London Jobs Fair is giving jobseekers this opportunity and will see a vast range of exhibitors with plenty of jobs with something that will suit you. With such a wide range of sectors available, you could go for an internship or apprenticeship in your chosen field. Internships can help the right candidate gain hands on industry experience, giving them the opportunity to work their way up the ladder. Apprenticeships are also very beneficial as you will earn money whilst gaining a qualification in your chosen area.