More than 1,000 job-seekers are expected to attend John Penrose’s Weston-super-Mare Jobs Fair next month, which offers people the opportunity to meet local and national companies and improve their employment prospects.
A host of big-name employers and North Somerset-based firms will be present at the fair, which is organised by Weston’s MP.
The fair will take place at Weston College Conference Centre in Lower Church Road between 10.30am and 2.30pm on September 21.
The Mercury is sponsoring the event — which is in its third year — alongside Weston College, Alliance Homes Group, McDonald’s, Thatchers Cider and Homes Caring for Autism.
Job-hunters will be able to get career and interview advice from organisations such as Jobcentre Plus, while there will be plenty of information available on volunteering opportunities, apprenticeships and a whole host of courses.
Mr Penrose encourages anyone looking for a job to attend.
He said: “The jobs fair has been incredibly successful over the past few years, matching up hundreds of people with new roles and helping local firms expand.
“We’ve been creating new jobs in Weston and the villages faster than almost anywhere in the South West, and we don’t want to stop now.
“So whether you’re looking for that all-important first job, a new challenge, or simply to get back into work after time off, come along.”
Employers which will be at the fair include the likes Crosville Motor Services, Weston Hospicecare, Great Western Air Ambulance, the Royal Navy and Bristol Airport.
Mr Penrose added: “We’ve got well over 40 organisations with interesting and challenging jobs to fill, so there’s almost certainly something to suit you.
“After all, you only need one to say yes.”
The free-to-attend event is open to all, whether you have recently graduated, are unemployed, are returning to work or are looking for a change in career.
A networking room will be available to any employers which are looking to recruit but were unable to book a stall at the fair.
Fair organiser Celine McAslan offered a few tips for job-seekers attending the event.
She said: “It’s a good idea to have a few copies of your CV with you on the day and have some idea of the questions you would like to ask potential employers.
“Don’t be afraid to approach the employers as you might be exactly what they’re looking for.”