Tendring Jobs & Career Fair 2017

Tendring District Council, in partnership with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) and with the support of Essex County Council, will be holding their 5th Jobs and Careers Fair on

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

The event will take place at the Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea.

It will be open to the public from 10.00am – 4.00pm

Stands for the 2017 event are now all sold, but if you would like your company to be added to our waiting list, please contact Rachel Fryer on 01255 686149 or email: rfryer@tendringdc.gov.uk

The complete list of exhibitors attending the fair can be found under the 'useful documents' section of this page

Latest News for 2017


Advertise your job vacancies on our jobs board - FREE OF CHARGE

Although all the stands for the day have been sold, if you have any job vacancies you would like us to advertise for you then please contact Nancy Sword (nsword@tendringdc.gov.uk Tel: 01255 686139) who will then send you a simple template to complete and they will then be printed off displayed on the ‘Jobs Board’ on the day. Please ensure Nancy receives these no later than Thursday 28th September.

Win a Forklift certificated course worth £1,000
ALM Training Services will be offering every attendee on the day the opportunity of winning a Forklift certificated course for 2 people, which has a total value £1,000.00

Digital Area – this dedicated area will include lots of ‘interactive opportunities’, as well as ‘Pepper the Robot’, who will be brought along by Colchester Institute!

Free Transport for jobseekers from Harwich, Dovercourt and Jaywick
We will again be offering free transport for job seekers to come along to the event. Further details of times and locations will be available soon.

Colchester Institute's Pepper the Robot

Technology fans are in for a treat with Colchester Institute’s Pepper the Robot lined up to open the fair this year. Pepper is the first robot designed to live with humans and can communicate with voice, touch and emotions. Pepper will join the Barclays Digital Eagles team, NatWest Digital services and the Army’s virtual reality experiences and together they complete the digital line up.

For anyone visiting the event who is deaf or partially deaf

Tendring District Council (TDC) will be providing a British Sign Language interpreter.
They will be available from 11:00am - 12:00pm and from 12:45pm - 2:00pm

However, to make use of this free service, they must pre-book their slot.
This can be done via email - humanresources@tendringdc.gov.uk or by calling the HR team at TDC on 01255 686333.


We would also like to take this opportunity of thanking our 2017 Sponsors for their generosity in helping us stage this years event.

They include:

Affinity Water
Galloper Wind Farms, Harwich
Harwich Haven Authority, Harwich
Surya Foods, Harwich
Surya Hotels, Colchester
Grange Fencing, Harwich
Electric Centre, Clacton

Facts and Figures About the 2016 Jobs and Careers Fair

The event attracted nearly 2,000 visitors and there were over 700 jobs available of the on the day to those seeking work. There were also some other great opportunities in training, further education, apprenticeships and volunteer work.

There were a total of 55 exhibitors, from both local and national companies covering all sectors including:- hospitality, care, banking, construction & logistics, retail and manufacturing.

2016 Exhibitors included:

Greater Anglia, Stansted Airport, Asda, Marks & Spencer, Avon, The Army, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines, The RAF, McDonalds, Rose Builders, Dalau, Step on Safety, Tendring District Council & Careline, Job Centre Plus, Essex County Council, Grange Fencing, Galloper Wind Farms, Surya Hotels and Surya Foods, The Lifehouse Spa and Hotel, Premier Inn, The NHS,  Colchester Institute, Wivenhoe House Hotel,  Essex Police, Essex Fire & Rescue, The Willow Park Group, Aldanat Care and Alliance Care & Support.

There was also an ‘interactive zone’ featuring The Barclays Digital Eagle Team and the ‘Logistics & Construction Driving Training Simulator’ Vehicle, provided by ALM Training Services, was parked outside the Theatre.

Dream 100 also broadcast their Breakfast show live from the theatre.

Courtesy buses were provided to bring job seekers from Dovercourt, Harwich and Jaywick Sands and Greater Anglia offered 25% discount off their daily ticket for anyone who travelled to the event by train.

The 2016 event was sponsored by ALM Training, Booker, Grange Fencing and Fryer's Farm Shop, Lawford

The event was also supported by The Gazette, Dream 100 and Greater Anglia


Last updated on: 22/09/2017 - 10:39