A local father and daughter secured jobs at Horizon Leisure Centres after a successful visit to the first ever Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at Warblington School.
The event was created by Havant MP Alan Mak, who wanted to bring local companies and those looking for employment together for mutual reward.
Unemployed Purbrook residents Andy Gooch and his daughter Chloe visited the event with the sole intention of finding a job for Chloe. However, after speaking to the human resources team representatives from Horizon Leisure Centres, Andy lined up an interview for himself for the vacant maintenance assistant role at Havant Leisure Centre, and the rest they say is history.
Andy successfully secured the job and has been enjoying his work so much that his daughter Chloe, an under-graduate at Chichester University studying early childhood studies, decided to apply for the vacant team leader position for the school holiday kids club. She too was successful, and more recently, Chloe has taken up another position at the Havant Centre - part-time creche assistant - adding another string to her bow.
Horizon Leisure Centres is a not-for-profit charity that runs the Havant and Waterlooville Leisure Centres on behalf of Havant Borough Council. The charity employs around 250 members of staff, most of whom are from the local community.