The area’s biggest Jobs Expo is back – with a special session for young people

12:31, Thursday, 26th January 2023

The region’s biggest and best jobs fair takes place next month, with hundreds of opportunities for everyone who wants to change their future for the better.

Some of the region’s leading employers – including Lebus Upholstery, Tayto, McDonalds, Britcon and Hunt Leisure, Rocal, and Humberside Fire and Rescue – will be at the Baths Hall, Doncaster Road, Scunthorpe, on Wednesday 8 February 2023, from 12.30pm to 4pm, (4pm to 6pm for young people).

They will be joined by dozens of other employers from the retail, hospitality, teaching, manufacturing, logistics, public sector and health and social care sectors, including the NHS, Army Reserves, Canpack, Options and Humberside Police – and many more.

A special session aimed at young people will take place 4pm to 6pm.

This will showcase the many opportunities on offer for school and college leavers as well as current students, focusing particularly on jobs available with North Lincolnshire Council and other local employers.

These can be anything from casual weekend jobs to fit around studies to the start of a fulfilling career.

Organised by North Lincolnshire Council in partnership with the Jobcentre and the Department for Work and Pensions, the Jobs Expo is the latest in a recent series of these popular events, which have proved highly successful in matching local employers with hundreds of local people eager to take on new roles.

Leader of North Lincolnshire Council Rob Waltham said: “The kind of North Lincolnshire we want to build relies on high-quality sustainable jobs and a well-trained, motivated workforce. The Jobs Expo helps us go a long way towards achieving this.

“The marketplace is very competitive right now and we are seeing employers competing hard to attract the right kind of employees, so there has never been a better time for people to take a step up.”

Dozens of jobseekers signed up for work at the last Expo in September 2022, the most successful Jobs Expo so far.

Of the more than 700 people who attended, the majority surveyed said it had been worthwhile, with 64 per cent saying they would definitely be applying for vacancies and another 14 per cent saying they were considering doing so.

As well as stalls from 40 local employers there will be information for jobseekers on benefits, childcare, travel and training.

The Expo is targeted at people looking to return to work, young people breaking into the careers market for the first time and anyone who simply wants more money in their pocket at the end of the month.

Jobhunters are encouraged to bring their CVs and be prepared to take part in on-the-spot interviews – they could walk out with a better job.