Major employers to provide scores of opportunities at North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 30 Nov 2017

Scores of employment opportunities will be on offer when the North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair returns.

The event will be hosted by British Steel at its headquarters in Scunthorpe and held in conjunction with North Lincolnshire Council and Jobcentre Plus.

It follows a successful fair held earlier this year, which saw more than 1,000 people pack out the conference centre at the Scunthorpe steelworks.

The latest event is scheduled for January 31 and more than 15 employers are already scheduled to attend, with spaces available for others wishing to join in.

Paul Martin, British Steel’s deputy chief executive, said: "We were overwhelmed by the success of January’s event and had such positive feedback from both employers and job seekers alike that we decided to make it an annual event.

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"At British Steel, we take our role in helping our community seriously and by hosting the North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair we’ll be able to support local people of all ages and qualifications into work.

"We had 19 employers and a number of training providers this year, and we’re hoping for even more next year."

People will be able to register for job alerts at the fair, while careers experts will be on hand to offer advice and employees from British Steel and Tesco will stage mock job interviews and give tips on creating the perfect CV.


People at this year's North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair, held at the British Steel conference centre in Scunthorpe

British Steel will showcase current vacancies along with graduate opportunities, apprenticeship vacancies and more.

Mr Martin said: "The jobs fair will be the perfect chance for people to find a new job or seize a change in career.

"We’re hoping for prominent employers from an array of different sectors and a wide range of opportunities for people to explore.

"We’re working closely with North Lincolnshire Council and Jobcentre Plus again to stage this and I’d urge any local companies looking to bolster their workforce in the new year to come along to our free event."

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Council leader Rob Waltham said: "The 2017 jobs fair was a huge success, with hundreds of people getting valuable support about job and training opportunities throughout the area.

"And I’ve every confidence that with the support of major employers like British Steel, which continues to recruit scores of trainees, apprentices and graduates, the 2018 event will be an even bigger success."

And Anne Brewster, employer and partnership manager for Jobcentre Plus, said: "We’re really pleased to once again be working in partnership on an event for the people of North Lincolnshire.


Anne Brewster, pictured at this year's North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair

"We’ve had a good response from employers with vacancies, but we’ve still got plenty of spaces available so get in touch if you’d like space at this fantastic event."

The following employers are scheduled to attend the fair:

  • British Steel
  • North Lincolnshire Council
  • CTTS Group Ltd
  • Cat Tech
  • Forest Pines Hotel
  • Apollo
  • Army Reserves
  • Maximus UK
  • Sentex Hydraulics
  • North Lindsey College
  • John Leggott College
  • Markham Trading
  • OSI Group
  • CIP Recruitment
  • McDonald's
  • Extra Personnel

The event will also include specialist support for HM forces, veterans and their families.

The fair will be held from 1pm to 6pm on Wednesday, January 31 at British Steel’s Scunthorpe conference centre. Entry can be gained through Gate E on Brigg Road (DN16 1AX).

Employers who are interested in attending the event should email Lucy Lings, senior resourcing advisor, at recruitment@britishsteel.co.uk Jobseekers do not need to book and should just attend on the day.



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