The Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers, Employment and Skills Solutions Services will all be available to advise individuals and businesses at the North West’s major Jobs Fair and Advice Forum.
The fair, which will take place in the Millennium Forum on Thursday 18 September between 10am and 4pm, has been organised by the Department for Employment and Learning (DEL) in conjunction with Derry City Council and CultureTECH.
Mary Hegarty, Careers Manager for Londonderry in the Careers Service, said: “This Jobs Fair and Advice Forum brings employers, support organisations and jobseekers together under one roof. The Job Fair has something for everyone and I would encourage anyone, whether in work, unemployed or simply assessing education and training options, to explore the services which will be available on the day.
“It is vital that individuals, at whatever stage on their career ladder, are provided with appropriate information, advice and guidance to encourage their participation in education and training, develop their employment opportunities and support them in fulfilling their potential. The Careers Service offers a very tailored and personalised careers information advice and guidance service that can help you to analyse yourself, your individual circumstances and your career dreams and aspirations.”
Through a network of 35 offices across Northern Ireland, DEL’s Employment Service offers a wide range of assistance to clients to help them overcome barriers to employment and to support them into sustained employment. The Employment Service also engages with employers to assist them in meeting their recruitment needs.
DEL’s Skills Solutions Service also provides employers with access to the Department’s learning and skills service to identify and help meet the training needs of businesses. Skills Solutions offers a single point of contact for employers to access information on the most appropriate solutions available, understand how different programmes could help their business and workforce skills and training development needs.
Over 30 employers including BT, Primark, Fujitsu, FirstSource and Kainos will in attendance, as will 12 support organisations including the North West Regional College, Invest NI, Job Assist and Libraries NI. A wide range of vacancies will be available particularly with an emphasis on Information Technology (IT), Media and Creative Industries in support of Digital Derry. Advice and guidance will also be available on a range of training and re-skilling opportunities.
A number of support organisations will also be present to provide individuals with information, advice and guidance on a range of training and employment schemes that can assist individuals progress towards work and better employment prospects, equip them with the skills to compete in the labour market and meet the needs of employers both now and in the future.
Large and small employers from across the North West will be available to answer questions and discuss training and employment opportunities. Industry professionals from various sectors will be hosting information sessions throughout the day.
If you’re in the market for a new career - or looking for the first step on the ladder - this is the place you need to be. The event is free so just bring yourself - and your CV - along.
For further information about the Jobs Fair contact Karen Doyle on 028 7127 6930 or Bridgeen O’Hagan on 028 7127 6949 or visit Jobcentreonline. Further information is also available on www.nidirect.gov.uk/careers-events