01 Jun 2016

Education, Learning and Skills

More than 1,000 vacancies up for grabs at Old Market jobs fair

More than 1,000 vacancies will be on offer at a jobs fair at the Trinity Centre, Old Market on Tuesday (7 June).

Bristol City Council, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and the City of Bristol College are expecting 40 employers at their June jobs fair.

Confirmed attendees include Directline, Greggs,  Marriott Hotels, United Bristol Hospitals Trust and the University of Bristol. 

Employers will have a range of part and full-time vacancies, as well as opportunities for apprenticeships, training and work experience.   There will be advisors on hand to help visitors with applications on the day. 

Councillor Claire Hiscott, cabinet member for education and skills, said: “With more than 1,000 vacancies on offer, the fair is a great opportunity for people to meet, talk with and impress a number of employers all under one roof.   

“We want to encourage job-seekers to take full advantage of the opportunities on offer at this event.  We have brought together a range of experts who can make a real difference to support people’s efforts to get work and, if they take full advantage of what is offered, they could be in work within a week or two.”

Adrian Carr, Employer Account Manager from the Department for Work and Pensions, said: “We work closely with the council and the college to bring together employers with vacancies to fill and people who want a job.  Our joint jobs fairs offer job-hunters a wonderful opportunity to meet and talk to a wide range of employers at one time and in one place.”

The fair takes place at the Trinity Centre, Trinity Road, Old Market, Bristol BS2 0NW on Tuesday 7 June, from 10am to 2pm.

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