Over 50 employers and industry bodies will gather together on Wednesday, 12th September for Careers Jersey’s third combined Careers and Jobs Fair. The event takes place at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel from 1pm – 7pm and is free for islanders of all ages and career stages to attend.
Career and employment information will be available from a broad range of industries, from construction to childcare, IT to health, law to hospitality as well as advice on routes into industry including entry-level roles such as apprenticeships to senior positions requiring professional qualifications, such as chartered accountancy.
For the first time this year Careers Jersey and members of the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel Development) will be running one to one and workshop sessions on constructing a good CV and developing effective interview techniques. These sessions will take place between 1.30pm and 3.30pm in meeting rooms on the 1st and 5th floors of the hotel. The Careers Jersey team will also be available throughout the day, providing careers advice and guidance, CV help and to answer higher education queries.
Andy Gibbs, Head of Lifelong Learning and Skills explained more about the Fair “We are pleased to present our third Careers and Jobs Fair and have been encouraged by the positive response and support from local employers.” He continued “We recognise that in the current employment market many people are facing uncertainty regarding their career direction. By providing job and career opportunities under one roof, we hope to help people to make an informed decision about their future.”
The 2012 Careers and Jobs Fair is proudly sponsored by information technology company, epitomii. Careers Jersey is excited at the prospect of working with this growing business, part of a fast developing industry on the island. epitomii will be highlighting the benefits and career opportunities within IT. Steven Moore, Managing Director, explained “As a fast growing business, it is important that epitomii attracts, develops and retains the best people. epitomii shares Jersey’s objective to become the centre of the IT industry for offshore jurisdictions and to achieve this young talent needs to be trained and developed alongside more experienced colleagues. We see our sponsorship of this event as a clear signal of our intent to offer a unique and fulfilling employment proposition in Jersey”
A series of free industry talks will also take place throughout the afternoon. Times and venues can be found on www.gov.je/CareersFair.