South Bristol jobs fair returns

January 31 2020
South Bristol jobs fair returns

Job-seekers and school leavers will be able to meet with prospective employers and training and apprenticeship providers at a jobs fair being held in south Bristol this month.

The South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2020 has been organised by local MP Karin Smyth in partnership with City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and the Department of Work and Pensions.

It takes place at the South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove from 11am-3pm on Thursday, 27 February.

Exhibitors include the college and council as well as some of the city’s employers, such as NHS, Avon Fire and Rescue Service and Bristol Port Company.

There will also be representatives from organisations supporting people into employment, such as the National Careers Service.

This is the fourth year that Karin Smyth has run the free event with City of Bristol College, which follows National Apprenticeship Week on February 3-9 2020.

She said: “I’m delighted to be bringing you another South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair in partnership with City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

“It’s a fantastic opportunity to meet the training providers, employers and all those people who are involved in supporting apprenticeships.

"The event is not just for school pupils but for their parents and grandparents as well as older people looking to re-enter the workplace or re-train.” 

Marvin Rees, Mayor of Bristol, said: “This is a great opportunity for people seeking a route into work, and are keen to develop their skills and knowledge on the job. I am delighted that there are so many apprenticeship opportunities on offer across Bristol and that employers are committing to developing our city’s talent.”