Thousands of jobseekers and more than a hundred employers will be heading to Nottingham next week for the City Council’s annual Jobs Fair.

Organised in partnership with the Department for Work & Pensions, the event runs at the Capital FM Arena on Tuesday, September 8 from 10am to 3pm. It aims to support local jobseekers by bringing together businesses who are recruiting, training providers and support agencies under one roof.

People can talk to individual companies, apply for jobs and get additional help with searching for jobs, building their CV and job application. This year’s event is sponsored by NatWest.

Councillor Nick McDonald, Portfolio Holder for Jobs, Growth and Transport, said: “Although unemployment is coming down in Nottingham, we’re continuing to ensure that helping residents to access opportunities in the city is high on our agenda.

“Companies in Nottingham are expanding and recruiting, so we’re pleased to be able to bring together so many employers and support services in one place. Anyone who is job hunting or thinking about a change of career should come along and see what’s available.”

The event usually attracts more than 5,000 local jobseekers over the course of the day. People wanting to attend can download a registration form at

Employers attending the event include, Boots, Costa, Arriva, E-On, UPS, Nottingham City Homes, ASDA, Comfort Call, Debenhams, Armed Forces and many more.

Janat (cor) Hulston, Regional Managing Director of NatWest, said: “Nottingham has a real variety of careers on offer, so we are proud to be helping showcase the wide range of opportunities out there and supporting local people in finding relevant employment and education opportunities.

“We have recently launched the second round of our Skills and Opportunities Fund. This supports projects across our region which help to build a long-lasting legacy and enable people to access the relevant skills to gain qualifications, find employment and start their own business.”

More information on the Jobs Fair can be found at