MORE than 30 employers and training providers from Helensburgh and throughout the west of Scotland and beyond converged on the Victoria Halls on Monday for the town’s second annual ‘Opportunities for All’ careers and jobs


The day was oganised jointly by the Argyll and Bute Employability Partnership and local MP Brendan O’Hara, who said afterwards: “Due to parliamentary duties in Westminster, I sadly could not attend Monday’s jobs fair, but I am told that it was very well attended and every table snapped up by employers.

“Huge congratulations must go to the Employment Partnership who put in a lot of hard work to brings these events to towns in Argyll and Bute and I look forward to seeing more in the future.”

The organisations present at the fair were, in no particular order, Loch Lomond Golf Club, Brightworks Recruitment, the Argyll TSI, Sense Scotland, Cameron House, West College Scotland, Tell Training, Citizens’ Advice Bureau, Police Scotland, Recruit for Spouses, Babcock, Argyll College, Working Links, Argyll Community Housing Association, Argyll Homes for All, SPARE, Carers Direct, Carr-Gomm, Mears, Cornerstone, Enable, Clyde View Care Home, Skills Development Scotland and the RAF, Army and Royal Navy.

Also present was a team from the Addaction addiction support service, providing information on the impact of substance misuse on a person’s work, while Argyll and Bute Council had several stalls, promoting their ‘Grow Your Own’ initiative, their adult learning courses and their Employability team.