Tendring Jobs & Career Fair 2017


Tendring District Council, in partnership with the Department of Work & Pensions (DWP) held the 5th Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair on Tuesday 3rd October 2017.

The event took place at the Princes Theatre, Town Hall, Clacton on Sea and was open to visitors from 10.00am – 4.00pm

There were a total of 55 exhibitors from both local and national companies, covering a wide range of sectors including retail, hospitability, construction, manufacturing, tourism and care. There were also some great training and volunteer opportunities available to visitors too, including Colchester Institute, Nova Training, Catten College, The Army & Army Reserves, The Royal Navy & Royal Marines, Essex Fire & Rescue & Essex Police.

Businesses who were not able to exhibit were still able to advertise their job vacancies free of charge on the Jobs Board and there were approx. 500 jobs available on the day to visitors.

There was also an opportunity for 2 lucky visitors to win a Forklift certificated course worth £500 each and the lucky winners were Trevor Woodger and Lewis Cooper.

Free transport was again provided for jobseekers from Harwich, Dovercourt and Jaywick Sands.

The Council also hosted a Buffet lunch to over 30 of the districts top businesses, many of whom hadn’t been to the event before and this gave them real opportunity to see first hand how important this annual event is to both employers and those looking for work. We already know from the feedback we have received from many of our exhibitors, that a large number of those that came along on the day have already found employment.

We would like to thank our 2017 Sponsors for their generosity in helping us stage this year’s event.
Affinity Water
Galloper Wind Farm, Harwich
Harwich Haven Authority, Harwich
Surya Foods, Harwich
Surya Hotels, Colchester
Grange Fencing, Harwich
Electric Center, Clacton

Plans are already underway for the 2018 event, which will take place on Tuesday October 2nd.

If you would like any further information, please contact Rachel Fryer.

Tel: 01255 686149
E mail: rfryer@tendringdc.gov.uk

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: 17/10/2017 - 15:23