28 June 2010
Careers Jersey is hosting their first joint Careers and Jobs Fair on Wednesday 8 September 2010 at the Radisson Blu hotel at the Waterfront.
The event combines the annual Careers Fair, which for the past 2 years has taken place at Fort Regent, and the more frequent jobs fairs that have been held over the last year in response to the economic downturn.
The fair has been designed for people of all ages and career stages, from students looking for information about opportunities in the Island, to adults seeking a new direction, a career change or job opportunities.
Head of Careers and Work Related Learning, Andy Gibbs, said “The combined Careers and Jobs Fair has been established in response to feedback from both employers and job seekers.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to find out about all the options available to them, whether they are looking for immediate work or to find out about the training and qualifications required to secure their dream job.”
Representatives from companies, professional bodies and States departments will be at the event to give practical advice on training, qualifications and career paths. A range of employment areas will be covered, including:
- health - psychology, social services, emergency services
- sport development and youth work
- media and marketing
- the armed forces
A programme of career specific presentations will be run throughout the event, which is being sponsored by the Jersey Construction Council, to coincide with Jersey Construction Week (6–11 September). The chairman of the Council's Education, Training and Professional Development Committee, David Morris, explained “We are really proud to be associated with the Careers and Jobs Fair. We see it as a fantastic opportunity to profile the exciting range of careers within the construction industry, as well as to recruit local job seekers into the roles currently available.”
Advisers from Careers Jersey will be on hand at the fair for general careers advice and a CV drop in clinic. The fair will be open between 3pm and 8pm and parking is available at the Radisson Blu Hotel.
There is still availability for organisations wishing to exhibit. Please contact Careers Jersey on 449440 for more information.