A COUNCIL is inviting residents to chat with professionals at an upcoming recruitment and training fair.

The event will highlight the opportunities across the Epping Forest District.

Residents are invited to chat with professionals and private sector organisations about the range of employment opportunities available within the district.

The event is primarily targeted at residents of Ninefields, but anyone is welcome to attend.

The fair will include a stall for Essex Police, New City College, Hertfordshire and West Essex Health Care Academy, Qualis, Red Balloon Foundation and many more.

There will also be a chance to have your say on future training and skills development programmes.

The fair will be held at Hazelwood Children's Centre, Hill House, Waltham Abbey, between 3pm and 7.30pm on Monday, January 23.

Councillor Aniket Patel, Cabinet member for wellbeing and community partnership,s said: "The aim of the event is to support residents to take advantage of the employment, training and recruitment opportunities available in Epping Forest.

"It is part of the work we are doing at Ninefields to reduce inequalities."

For more information, visit eppingforestdc.gov.uk.