Nottingham North residents looking to find suitable work, change career or maybe find their first full time job after leaving education, are encouraged to come along to March’s Nottingham North Jobs Fair.

Lead organisers Nottingham City Council and the Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation with partners Futures and the Department for Work and Pensions want to invite local residents to come along to the free jobs fair where they can meet employers and find out about the huge range of support available to job seekers in the city.

One of three free jobs fairs run by Nottingham City Council and its partners, the event will return to Bulwell Riverside Sports Hall on 15 March where it is expected to attract over 1000 people from north of the city and beyond.

Visitors to the fair can expect a friendly and relaxed environment in which to search for their ideal role or meet with and speak face to face with employers and training providers who are there to help them on their journey into employment.

This year the event will feature 40 stands with 32 of those being run by employers, many of whom have job vacancies. Sectors being represented include transport, hospitality, the emergency services, security and homecare and employers Octavian, Pendragon, Nottingham City Homes, Utilita Energy and NHS.

Local community agencies will also be on hand to give advice to people who need support preparing for work or looking for training, including Groundwork, Bestwood Partnership and Metropolitan Housing.

Alex Norris Nottingham North MP said: “I was elected on a promise to try improve employment and skills in our community which of course, involves working in Parliament, however I’m keen to offer practical support to my constituents through fairs such as these.

“I’m glad that through the Rebalancing the Outer Estates Foundation we are bringing the Nottingham North Jobs Fair to the constituency again this year. Nottingham North has unacceptably high levels of unemployment and I hope that the fair will help people to get into employment and offer them other opportunities to gain new skills.”

Councillor Neghat Khan, Portfolio Holder for Education and Skills said “Nottingham has always been able to offer a wide range of employment opportunities to its residents whether they are looking for part-time, entry level, skilled or technical jobs, and unemployment figures in the city remain in a stable and positive position.

“People’s circumstances, economic factors and job markets change over time however so it’s important that we understand this and continue to offer Nottingham citizens opportunities to develop new skills to make the most of these changes as well as a choice of employment options.

“For anyone unable to make the fair in Bulwell, Nottingham’s unique employment and skills service Nottingham Jobs continues to work proudly with community partners across the city so it doesn’t matter where people live or how old they are, there’s a lot of support, advice and jobs available across Nottingham.”

Following on from the success of previous jobs fairs across the city, the aim of the Nottingham North Jobs Fair is to make it easier for local job seekers of any age to speak directly to people who can help them build their confidence and find the experience they need to find suitable employment. The event is fully supported by Bulwell Jobcentre Plus who are proactively helping people who are likely to be facing barriers to employment or training by helping them to find out what support is available to them locally. Last year over 1000 people attended the jobs fair with around 10% moving into work or education as a result.

The fair runs from 9:30am to 2:30pm on Friday 15 March. Anyone who wants to attend can pick up a registration form from their local Jobcentre or Library or download a form here.

Registering for the event in advance will mean people save time on the day.

Local job seekers are also being encouraged to register on the new Nottingham Jobs website to find out about the latest job vacancies, apply online and sign up for job lists by email.

So far signed up to attend are:

  • 167 Regiment Catering
  • All Weather Roofline
  • Avon
  • Bestwood Partnership
  • Body Shop at Home
  • Choice Support
  • Comfort Call
  • Community Integrated Care
  • CT Skills
  • Dalmatian CV Service
  • Double T
  • DWP / Civil Service
  • Futures
  • Groundwork
  • Halo Recruit
  • Home Childcare
  • Metropolitan Housing
  • National Fostering Agency
  • NCC Catering/Cleaning services
  • NHS
  • Nottingham Belfry (Q Hotels)
  • Nottingham City Homes
  • Nottingham College
  • Nottingham College in the Community
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • Nottinghamshire Police
  • Notts County Council
  • Notts Fire Service
  • Nottingham Jobs
  • Octavian
  • Precedo Healthcare
  • Premier Inn
  • Primark
  • Reynolds Recruitment
  • RGIS
  • Right Track and
  • Sevacare
  • Sustrans
  • Total Security Services Ltd
  • Utilita Energy
  • Vision West Notts
  • Whitemeadow Furniture