Recruit 2017 – Peterborough’s favourite jobs fair is back!
Recruit 2017 - Peterborough's favourite jobs fair is back!


Hundreds of vacancies available for city’s job seekers

Jobseekers in Peterborough have a fantastic opportunity to apply for a wide range of jobs thanks to a forthcoming jobs fair.

The Department for Work and Pensions and Tackling Worklessness in Peterborough (TWIP) are hosting their annual jobs fair ‘Recruit 2017’ on Thursday, 16 March 2017 from 10.30am to 2.30pm at the Peterborough Town Hall.

With over 40 stands the event will include hundreds of vacancies from the retail, administration, care, customer service and warehousing sectors. Companies attending include Marmalade Insurance, Thomas Cook, RSA Insurance, Park Inn Radisson, and Farsight Security.

The event is being sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions and Cross Keys Homes, and is hoping to help many find work or training opportunities.

Job hunters will be able to meet local employers on the day, find out what support and training opportunities are available in the city as well as browse real jobs quickly and conveniently. Attendees are therefore strongly encouraged to bring their CVs and dress smart. Work Coaches from Jobcentreplus will also be available throughout the event to provide support.

There will also be a ‘Beat the Barriers’ interactive zone where jobseekers can find out and get support to tackle their barriers to employment such as low confidence, lack of computer skills and consider different ideas such as self-employment.

Jo Underwood, Senior Operations Leader at Peterborough Jobcentreplus said: “We will have a great selection of full time, part time, temporary and permanent positions on offer and hope that many people who are looking for work will come along to see what real opportunities are available in Peterborough and make the most of what promises to be a great one-stop careers fair covering all job hunters’ needs and aspirations.”

Tackling Worklessness in Peterborough (TWIP) is a local group which incorporates Jobcentreplus, Peterborough Regional College, City College Peterborough, Peterborough City Council, Peterborough Workspace and Opportunity Peterborough as well as many other local companies and organisations who meet regularly to look at how they can tackle worklessness in the city and is led by Cross Keys Homes housing association. 

The group is committed to making a difference and offer a wide range of courses, one-to-one sessions, support and training options via their website.