18 Jan 2018

British Steel to host North Lincolnshire's 'biggest ever' jobs fair

Nearly 50 businesses and organisations will attend the 2018 North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair at British Steel this month, making it one of the area’s biggest ever recruitment events.

Hundreds of jobs and training opportunities will be on offer on January 31 and the organisers – British Steel, North Lincolnshire Council and Jobcentre Plus – are hoping to attract in excess of the 1,000 people who attended last year’s event.

Lucy Lings, British Steel’s Senior Resourcing Advisor, said: “The jobs fair will be a fantastic opportunity for anybody in the Scunthorpe area looking to find a new job or launch a new career. 

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the number of companies and training providers who are supporting the event – 49 have already agreed to attend and we’re hopeful there’ll be more on the day.

“I’d urge anyone interested in looking for a job, or a new start, to come along and speak to some of the region’s biggest employers.”

Among the organisations showcasing job vacancies and training opportunities will be British Steel, Wren Kitchens, Can-Pack UK Ltd, TSC Foods Ltd, Q Hotels, North Lincolnshire Council, the Bradbury Group, Cat Tech Euro Ltd, Apollo, Stoneacre Motor Group and the NHS. North Lindsey College, John Leggott College and the Humber University Technical College are also attending. 

As well as people being able to speak to potential employers and register for job alerts, careers experts will be on hand to offer advice. Employees from British Steel will stage mock job interviews and give tips on creating the perfect CV.

Cllr Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said: "This is building up to be the biggest ever jobs fair North Lincolnshire has seen and I’d like to thank all those organisations that are supporting the event.

“This is a fantastic area in which to live and work, demonstrated by the number of businesses that continue to invest in this region and its people. There are some great jobs out there and some incredible training opportunities – all of which will be on display. 

“I’ve every confidence the jobs fair will act as a catalyst to helping scores of people fulfil their potential and build exciting new careers in North Lincolnshire.”

And Anne Brewster, Employer and Partnership Manager for Jobcentre Plus said: “British Steel is a major employer in the area and it is great to work with them and North Lincolnshire Council again on this event. 

“We’ll be on hand once again offering career advice, giving those attending some labour market information as well as providing real support to help get through a job interview.”

The event will also include specialist support for HM forces, veterans and their families. 

North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair will take place between 1pm-6pm on Wednesday January 31 at British Steel’s Scunthorpe conference centre. Entry can be gained through Gate E on Brigg Road (DN16 1AX). 

If you’re an employer interested in attending this event, please email Lucy Lings, Senior Resourcing Advisor, at recruitment@britishsteel.co.uk  Jobseekers do not need to book and should just attend on the day.