Family business Oakland International were overwhelmed with the applications received from job seekers following the successful jobs fair held at the Kingfisher Centre in Redditch.
Talent Acquisition Specialist at Oakland International, Laura Watkins, explained: “As a large local employer Oakland International has a passionate interest in the local community so we view it as essential we take part in events such as the Redditch jobs fair which promotes local employment and community opportunities.
“Career events are an ideal way for local employers like us to enjoy greater personal interaction with potential applicants face to face and applicants are able to ask us questions informally before completing a job application. Having attended careers events in Redditch and Bromsgrove with good results in the past, we were once again impressed by the event and their interest in both the business and the family culture.”
A multi temperature supply chain specialist, Oakland International supplies UK and Irish retail, discount ,convenience and wholesale markets from both UK and Irish based facilities; with the company actively seeking to recruit in Redditch for administrative support, warehouse operations, and quality assurance roles.
Recognised as a Top 100 Local Employer and ranked in the recent London Stock Exchange report (March 2016) as in the Top 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, Oakland offers training to all employees and encompasses Microsoft packages, Customer Service skills, MHE certification, First Aid, Health and Safety, and for job seekers including apprenticeships looking for career progression, they also operate a Management Development Programme for those interested in leadership roles.
Miss Watkins added: “Redditch was a very successful event so much so, that we’re now evaluating the resumes /applications for processing which is fantastic.”