Fantastic opportunity to hear about 100s of jobs

Job hunters will have access to hundreds of vacancies at the Progress Through Positive Partnerships jobs fair in Aberdeen’s Town House this week.

Job opportunities from a wide range of sectors, including retail, hospitality, oil and gas, care, local government, security, engineering, and sport will be on offer, both full-time, part-time, permanent and temporary. Exhibitors at Wednesday’s event include high profile organisations such as Halliburton, John Lewis, Premier Inn, Petrofac, Aldi, First, Marks and Spence, Fugro, Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, Argos, Stewart Milne Group, and Brewdog.

There will be details of at least 400 posts available and representatives of organisations will be on hand to speak to applicants about the roles of offer. Please bring copies of your CV along. Jobs will not be offered on the day.

The 2017 fair was a great success with 100s of job seekers attending in just a few hours and queues outside the building. With this in mind we would like to remind attendees that the job fair is open all day (10am – 3pm) and there is no requirement to arrive early.

Co-leader of Aberdeen City Council Councillor Douglas Lumsden, said: “The range and size of businesses represented at this jobs fair, and the volume of jobs on offer across key sectors paints an optimistic picture reflecting the scale of opportunity and demand available in Aberdeen.

“Progress Through Positive Partnerships is one strand of several pieces of work being carried out to invest in people and training to develop and strengthen the city’s workforce, create more jobs, and contribute to the North-east’s international competitiveness and sustainability.”

The project will see Aberdeen City Council work in partnership with a range of training and development organisations to provide increased employability services and positive outcomes across the city. It will improve the co-ordination of service provision and ensure that those in need of it receive local support tailored specifically to address their individual needs and develop employment and vocational skills.

Progress Through Positive Partnerships keyworkers will also be at the fair and will be seeking to sign up job seekers for the project, as well as helping people complete job application forms.

Progress Through Positive Partnerships is a £2.2million project, which has secured £880,000 (40%) from the European Social Fund. Participants will benefit from a wide range of training options in areas including engineering skills, welding, care, computing skills, one to one support, CV building, job seeking skills, interview skills, literacy, numeracy and language support, media skills, cookery and outdoor pursuits.

For further information about Progress Through Positive Partnerships or to register for support visit www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/esfgetstarted or email esfgetstarted@aberdeencity.gov.uk.