Hybrid job and skills fair starts this week

Published: Mon 26 September, 2022

A graphic to promote the North West Leicestershire Job and Skills fair opportunities running from September to October.

A job and skills fair that went ahead virtually during the pandemic will return as a hybrid event to give job seekers the option to browse roles at home or in-person.

North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has teamed up with Leicester Employment Hub, Jobcentre Plus and the SMB College Group to showcase a range of job prospects as well as apprenticeships, training and self-employment opportunities.

Virtual event

The Job and Skills Fair is back in a virtual format from 10am on Tuesday 27 September to Monday 10 October at midnight.

Job seekers can browse over 100 roles and opportunities for free from the comfort of their home, with the option to apply and contact employers directly.

Over 20 businesses have signed up to take part, including:

  • Aldi
  • DHL
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • Precious care Homes
  • Ceva Logistics
  • EMH Group
  • Rushcliffe Care Group.

Opportunities will be available at www.leicesteremploymenthub.co.uk/nwldc

In-person event

Returning for the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic, an in-person event will be held on Tuesday 4 October at Stephenson Campus in Coalville between 4pm and 6pm.

The free event is open to people of all ages, whatever their employment status, allowing attendees to speak with recruiters face-to-face about their current employment goals. There is no need to sign up or book a place, and those interested can turn up on the day.

More than 30 local businesses will be on hand to discuss the opportunities available, including:

  • Aldi
  • Avon
  • Bosworth Homecare
  • East Midlands Airport
  • North West Leicestershire District Council
  • KP Snacks
  • Oaklands International Ltd
  • Shaw Trust
  • Amazon.

Councillor Tony Gillard, Portfolio Holder for Business at NWLDC, said: “It’s great to see both new and returning businesses, of all sizes and varying opportunities, taking part in our job and skills fair this year.

“Thanks to our partners, this biggest event of this kind that we’ve been able to offer, so we’re hoping to support plenty of residents secure work or kick start a new challenge.

“If this sounds like you something you’re keen to explore, either come along to our in-person event or browse the brilliant range of opportunities with the online platform at a time that’s convenient for you.”