Southend-on-Sea originally consisted of a few poor fishermen's huts and farms at the southern end of the village of Prittlewell. In the 1790s the first buildings around what was to become the High Street of Southend were completed. In the 19th century Southend's status of a seaside resort grew after a visit from Princess Caroline of Brunswick, and Southend Pier was constructed. From the 1960s onwards the town declined as a holiday destination, Southend redeveloped itself as the home of the Access credit card, due to it having one of the UK's first electronic telephone exchanges. After the 1960s much of the town centre was developed for commerce and retail, and many original structures were lost to redevelopment. An annual seafront airshow, started in 1986 when it featured a flypast by Concorde on a passenger charter flight, used to take place each May and became one of Europe's largest free airshows. The show has not been held since 2012 due to a lack of sponsorship and funding cuts.
The regal Park Inn by Radisson Palace, Southend-on-Sea hotel provides a scenic stay in the popular seaside resort town. A 6-minute walk takes you to hotspots like Adventure Island and Southend Pier, the town’s major landmark. Beach and cultural enthusiasts appreciate our 137 stylish hotel rooms, which are close to the shores and attractions of Southend-on-Sea and include access to modern amenities like Free Wireless High-speed Internet, flat-screen TVs, Dove bathroom amenities and fantastic views. Onsite dining at RBG Bar & Grill provides guests with a convenient place to enjoy delicious classic dishes and unique specialities. This Southend-on-Sea hotel also includes a fabulous Casino, fitness centre and 7 meeting rooms suitable for a variety of business events, social functions and weddings.
Jobseeker InformationJobseekers 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 StandThe 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 neededYou 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.
- Any additional extras e.g. press releases, radio interviews, posters and flyers in libraries, councils etc.
Sectors/Industries that attendBusinesses 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.
How to set up your stand
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