Bolton is a town in Greater Manchester in North West England. A former mill town, Bolton has been a production centre for textiles since Flemish weavers settled in the area in the 14th century, introducing a wool and cotton-weaving tradition. The urbanisation and development of the town largely coincided with the introduction of textile manufacture during the Industrial Revolution. Bolton was a 19th-century boomtown, and at its zenith in 1929 its 216 cotton mills and 26 bleaching and dyeing works made it one of the largest and most productive centres of cotton spinning in the world. The British cotton industry declined sharply after the First World War, and by the 1980s cotton manufacture had virtually ceased in Bolton.
Albert Halls Bolton - A colonnaded neoclassical Victorian town hall, now hosting comedy, dance, music and pantomime shows. The multi million pounds Albert Halls rennovations became the first recipients of the Living Heritage award from Welsh Slate, this recognises projects using Welsh Slate on buildings that are important architecturally, historically or locally to a community.
We attract 300-800 people to the Job Fairs. Jobseekers that we attract can include anyone from school leavers, graduates, people who have been made redundant and those who are just generally unemployed and looking to get back into work. They will be from the ages of 16-65.
Size of Stand
The stand itself is 2m x 1m and there is plenty of room behind and to the sides to put any pop-up banners you may want to use, power will be provided on the day, and there’s plenty of space in front of the stand to talk too all the candidates on the day.
Number of staff needed
You can bring as many staff members as you want to man your stand. The majority of companies in the past have brought 2-3 people.
How we promote this event
Social media campaigns on Facebook and Twitter.
Local Job Centre Plus engagement.
Promoted through local colleges and universities.
Promoted to local job clubs.
Display banner outside the venue.
Posters in Car Parks.
Any additional extras e.g. press releases, radio interviews, posters and flyers in libraries, councils etc.
Sectors/Industries that attend
Businesses that attend are from a variation of sectors. Sectors can include those from sales, retail, healthcare, engineering, manufacturing, apprenticeships, education, fostering, security, finance, training, and so on.