Nearly a hundred people received advice from employers and training providers at a jobs fair last month.

Rosebery Housing Association held the Jobs and Training Fair at the Epsom Methodist Church in Ashley Road, Epsom, on Wednesday, March 19.

Rosebery resident Joanna-Ruth Lumley said: "The event has been like opening a treasure chest full of opportunities. It was a great starting place to get careers and training advice."

Thirteen employers and training providers, including Asda, Sainsbury’s, Metro Bank and the Territorial Army took part in the event.

Steve Attoe, business manager at the Metro Bank in Epsom, said: "Our team spent the day speaking to people of all ages interested in the opportunities that we have available."

Deborah Pike, chief executive of Rosebery, said: "We understand how being out of work or training can have a negative impact on a person’s wellbeing.

"By organising a Jobs and Training Fair, we brought our residents and the wider community in direct contact with employers, training providers and careers advice services."

Epsom Councillor Neil Dallen, who went along to the jobs fair, said: "Rosebery Housing’s Jobs and Training Fair has given people the chance to talk directly to local employers.

"Helping individuals get back into work is vital for a thriving community and I was delighted to give my support to such a worthwhile event."