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One post lures 400 hopefuls

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More than 400 people have applied for just one job at Walsall's New Art Gallery.

More than 400 people have applied for just one job at Walsall's New Art Gallery.

The post of exhibitions assistant at the venue in Gallery Square attracted a wave of interested jobseekers from all over the country.

Stephen Snoddy, director at The New Art Gallery confirmed it had received 402 applications and said it was a record.

"The exhibitions assistant at The New Art Gallery, Walsall is a great, very interesting first job for somebody wanting to work in the visual arts," he said.

"The national reputation of the gallery meant we got applicants from all over England. This job is the first step on the ladder."

Other recent jobs at Walsall Council which have attracted large numbers has been the employees services assistant which got 96 applicants and 40 applicants to become a cleaner.

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