Almost 50 employers now signed up for North Lincolnshire's biggest ever recruitment event

By Scunthorpe Telegraph | Posted: 18 Jan 2018

This year's North Lincolnshire Jobs fair looks set to be one of the area's biggest ever recruitment events, with almost 50 businesses signed up to attend.

The event will be held at the British Steel works in Scunthorpe on Wednesday, January 31 and will include hundreds of employment and training opportunities.

Organisers British Steel, North Lincolnshire Council and Jobcentre Plus are hoping the number of visitors will beat the 1,000 who attended last year's event.

Among the organisations showcasing job vacancies and training opportunities will be British Steel, Wren Kitchens, Can-Pack UK, TSC Foods, Q Hotels, North Lincolnshire Council, the Bradbury Group, Cat Tech Euro, Apollo, Stoneacre Motor Group and the NHS.

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Representatives of North Lindsey College, John Leggott College and the Humber University Technical College will also be attending and specialist support will be available for forces veterans and their families.

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, while employees from British Steel will stage mock job interviews and give tips on creating the perfect CV.

The North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair will be held at British Steel's conference centre in Scunthorpe later this month. Pictured are people at 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."

Council leader Rob Waltham 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.

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"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."

Anne Brewster, pictured at last year's North Lincolnshire Jobs Fair

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 jobs fair will run from 1pm to 6pm at the British Steel Conference Centre, which can be accessed through Gate E of the steelworks, on Brigg Road.

Employers interested in attending the event should email Lucy Lings at

Jobseekers have no need to book in advance and can just turn up on the day.

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