Job and training opportunities at the March York Jobs Fair

Published Tuesday, 14th March 2017

Looking for work? Want an apprenticeship? Need to change job? York’s next job fair on Thursday 23 March is the ideal chance for doing all that and more.

To be held at the York Railway Institute on Queens Street, from 10am-3pm, the event is funded by City of York Council and organised by York Learning in partnership with Job Centre Plus.

The free event brings employers, employment support agencies, education and training providers together to offer local people job opportunities, information and advice.

At last years fair over 800 people attended and there were 370 live jobs on offer. At this one, around 70 organisations and training providers are expected under one roof and will include:

  • Hiscox
  • Marks and Spencer
  • The Grand Hotel & Spa
  • Nestle
  • NHS York Teaching Hospital

The fair is aimed at those looking for employment, considering a change of job or career and those who would like to develop new skills and gain new qualifications.

All employers have current and future vacancies within their organisations. A selection of training providers will be offering apprenticeships and work based training. There will also be other support agencies offering careers advice and training opportunities.

Councillor David Carr, Leader of City of York Council said: “We’re committed to ensuring residents can access local jobs and enabling businesses to find the staff and support they need. It is great to see so many organisations supporting the event to make York Jobs Fair a continuing success. The event is not only for jobseekers but it will be of interest to all residents thinking of changing or progressing their career.”

Councillor Keith Aspden, Deputy Leader of City of York Council with responsibility for economic development and community engagement, said: “We agreed funding for ongoing jobs fairs as part of our recent council budget. The jobs fairs are hugely successful and there is always a wide range of jobs, careers and training opportunities on offer. The council are proud to support these events and I encourage residents to come along to find out more about these significant opportunities for both employers and employees.”

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