SOME 50 job seekers were lined up for potential roles as part of Malvern Hills District Council’s first jobs match.

The event, run in partnership with Malvern Job Centre, has been hailed a huge success with a waiting list of companies keen to take part in future job match schemes.

Jobs on offer ranged from joinery and catering to health care and marketing and job seekers registered their interest in one of the broad role types on offer.

They were then offered interview slots which took place in the Council Chamber off Avenue Road on August 11. Job offers will now be made to successful candidates.

Organisations taking part included the NHS, software and verification system provider D-RisQ, bespoke designer kitchen company Roundhouse, finance group Inksmoor and Jark Recruitment.

The event is part of the council’s commitment to helping tackle the skills shortage affecting companies across the district and to help people into work. There are plans to hold the event again in the Autumn.

Cllr Daniel Walton, portfolio holder for economy and tourism on Malvern Hills District Council, said: “We’re delighted with the success of our first job match event and that so many people were able to find work and fill much needed gaps in the district’s workforce.

"We look forward to running more of these events in the future.”

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For more information on the event and how to get involved, please email Christine Butler, Economic Development Officer at MHDC, on