Hybrid job and skills fair starts this week

Published: Tue 16 May, 2023

A hybrid jobs fair giving job seekers the chance to browse vacancies from their own home, or face-to-face, returns this week.

Following successful events in 2022, North West Leicestershire District Council (NWLDC) has teamed up again with Leicester Employment Hub, Jobcentre Plus and the SMB College Group to showcase a range of job opportunities, apprenticeships, training and self-employment roles.

Virtual event

The virtual jobs and skills fair runs from Tuesday 16 May until Monday 29 May at midnight.

Job seekers can browse over 100 roles and opportunities for free from anywhere, day or night, with the option to apply and contact employers directly.

Over 160 roles are available, from organisations including:

  • Lidl
  • Leicestershire County Council
  • Avon
  • The Royal Navy.

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

In-person event

The in-person event will be held on Tuesday 23 May at Stephenson Campus in Coalville between 2pm and 5pm.

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 20 local businesses, with 200 roles and opportunities, will be on hand to discuss the opportunities available, including:

  • Uni-Part
  • East Midlands Airport
  • GXO Nestle
  • Arriva
  • Leicestershire Fire and Rescue Service
  • North West Leicestershire District Council.

Paul Wheatley, Head of Economic Regeneration at NWLDC, said: “There are thousands of businesses in North West Leicestershire, and we know there are some amazing opportunities out there for anyone looking for a new role or challenge.

“Our first hybrid event in September 2022 was a great success, and introduced employers to many job seekers, so we are delighted to once again work with partners to deliver it.

“We hope the option of meeting employers face-to-face and browsing vacancies from home offers something for everyone.”