The madness of the Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

One of my favourite parts of Boomtown was the Job Centre in the Old Town.

Substantially enlarged since last year, the new Job Centre was fully kitted out with advisers, interview booths, waiting areas, white boards, photocopying machines, watercooler and more.

The attention to detail was fantastic and the chaos inside the centre was a joy to behold.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

Job seekers wait to be processed. Note the xylophone.

“Boomtown Jobcentre was successfully unveiled to Old Town last year, with our dedicated team of mindless drones processing many feckless layabouts and moulding them into productive citizens.”

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

In depth interview in progress.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

Two more applicants take their place.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

Questions are asked.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

Job seeker posters.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

Warning notice.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

An applicant tries to fill in the questionnaire with water colours.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

Busy scenes at job seekers wait their turn to be interviewed.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

A situation breaks out in one of the interview booths.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

Security takes care of the disturbance.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

This fella perhaps got a little too “in character” in his role as a G4Life Security chap.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

A couple more scenes inside the Job Centre. Sadly, I missed their Christmas party on the Sunday.

The Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015, Winchester, England, August 2015

The madness of the Job Centre at Boomtown Fair 2015

Job Centre at night.

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