Thousands of youngsters will face a fiery Dragon’s Den-style panel at Thursday’s Newcastle Jobs Fair.
Candidates who brave a live interview by a panel comprising some of the region’s key employers will have a chance to walk away on the day with a permanent job or an apprenticeship.
Around 3,000 people seeking employment and apprenticeships are expected to attend the fair, which will bring together employers and would-be employees at St James’ Park.
More than 100 companies, large and small, from across the region, all with current vacancies, will be present, looking for the latest tranche of local talent. Doors will open to the public at 12 noon.
There is the opportunity to participate in a free three-day course, at Newcastle College, to brush up prospect-boosting skills such as interview techniques and CV presentation.
The fair is hosted by Intraining and its regional director for the North East Abigail Bundy said:
“Bringing together over 100 employers, large and small, under one roof offers a fantastic opportunity to anyone seeking work. Everybody’s a winner if a company finds the ideal employee and an unemployed person finds work.
> That remains to be seen !
“Seeking work or apprenticeships can be a hard and boring slog so we’ve decided to inject a bit of fun into the process by inviting people to take on our ‘Dragon’s Den’ style challenge.
“But the interview panel will be tough and only the very best candidates will win through. It is essential job seekers are prepared for the rigours of a highly competitive jobs market”
> Yes, you need to be the best to win those prized cleaning, fast food and shelf stacking jobs.
Source – Newcastle Evening Chronicle, 22 Apr 2015