Thousands of people turn out in search of employment at the North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 1 Feb 2018

Thousands of people turned out in search of employment and career opportunities at yesterday's North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair.

The event took place at the British Steel conference centre in Scunthorpe and saw 70 employers and exhibitors showcasing a range of opportunities for visitors.

Working in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council and Jobcentre Plus, British Steel hosted the event for the second year running.

Lucy Lings, senior resource manager at British Steel, said the company hopes the event will be a benefit for the public.

"It's our second year in a row and we had thousands of people come through the doors last year," she said.

"We have more than doubled the amount of employers on display this year and it's really just about helping the local community.


North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair at British Steel's Conference Centre. From left Anne Brewster, Lucy Lings and Cheryl Smith. (Image: Sarah Washbourn)

"It's not just about showcasing what we have but getting people into the work too."

One of the people attending the jobs fair in search of work was Adam Handley from Scunthorpe.

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He said he was impressed with the vast amount of employers on display.

"I just came to have a look around and was surprised at the amount of people here," he said.

"I've seen plenty of exhibitors like the NHS and British Steel.

"I'm hoping to find some work."

Another visitor to the fair was William Toyle, of Althorpe, who was looking to expand his career options.

"I have done jobs like waiting and working at Morrisons and I wanted to expand my horizons," he said.


Adam Handley looking for work at the North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair. (Image: Sarah Washbourn)

"It's not just about showcasing what we have but getting people into the work too."

One of the people attending the jobs fair in search of work was Adam Handley from Scunthorpe.

He said he was impressed with the vast amount of employers on display.

"I just came to have a look around and was surprised at the amount of people here," he said.

"I've seen plenty of exhibitors like the NHS and British Steel.

"I'm hoping to find some work."

Another visitor to the fair was William Toyle, of Althorpe, who was looking to expand his career options.

"I have done jobs like waiting and working at Morrisons and I wanted to expand my horizons," he said.



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