Employment and Learning Minister Dr Stephen Farry has announced a series of four major Jobs Fairs and Advice Forums - including one in Londonderry in a fortnight.
The Londodnerry job fair will take place in the Millennium Forum on Thursday, September 18 (10am to 4pm). Others will be held in the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre in Ballymoney, the Canal Court Hotel in Newry and the Europa Hotel in Belfast. The events have been organised by the Department for Employment and Learning.
Speaking ahead of the Job Fairs and Advice Forums, Minister Farry said: “These events bring employers, support organisations and jobseekers together under one roof. The Job Fairs have something for everyone and I would encourage anyone, whether in work, unemployed or simply considering their education and training options, to explore the services which will be available on each day.”
A wide range of vacancies will be available at each event, particularly with an emphasis on Information Technology (IT), Media and Creative Industries. Advice and guidance will also be available on a range of training and re-skilling opportunities.
The Minister continued: “A range of support organisations, for example my Department’s Careers Service and Employment Service, 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, equipping 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 Northern Ireland will be available to answer questions, discuss training and employment opportunities. Industry professionals from various sectors will also be hosting information sessions.
Calling on young people to become involved in the work experience opportunities available through his Department’s Youth Employment Scheme,
Minister Farry said: “The Youth Employment Scheme aims to help improve young people’s employment prospects by giving them real work experience. There is a wide range of work experience opportunities on offer for young unemployed people to avail of that will improve their employability skills, and allow them to compete on a more equal basis with more experienced workers.”
If you’re in the market for a new career, or looking for the first step on the ladder, these events are the place you need to be. The events are free so just bring yourself - and your CV - along.