Manchester jobs fair to take place at Trafford Centre – with jobs at NHS, Aldi, BAE & more on offer

Here’s how you could get yourself an on-the-spot interview with some of the region’s top emplyers at the Job Show.

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A massive jobs fair is coming to the Trafford Centre this month, featuring thousands of vacancies from top employers such as Starbucks, Aldi and British Airways. The Manchester Job Show will take place on Friday 20 and Saturday 21 January in The Orient on the ground floor of the Trafford Centre, from 11am to 5pm.

There will be jobs on offer in both the private and public sectors, for all positions from senior to entry level, including graduate schemes, traineeships and apprenticeships, and organisers say it’s expected to be the largest event of its kind.

Which employers will be there?

All the borough councils from Greater Manchester will be exhibiting there, as well as the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Transport for Greater Manchester, the army, the GM Fire and Rescue Service, NHS Mental Health Foundation Trust and Blood and Transplant service.

The main sponsor of the event is defence contractor BAE Systems, which will also be exhibiting along with other big name companies like cosmetics company Avon, travel agent On the Beach, aviation services provider Swissport and investment platform AJ Bell. Amazonico, a rainforest-themed, Latin American restaurant located in Mayfair, London, will also be recruiting at the show, advertising their Employee Housing Initiative, which aims to attract hospitality workers to the capital.

How does it work?

Job fairs are a good opportunity to meet potential employers face-to-face, get career advice and apply for jobs. Attendees can also take part in seminars and workshops.

The Job Show is coming to Manchester on 20-21 January. Credit: The Job ShowThe Job Show is coming to Manchester on 20-21 January. Credit: The Job Show
The Job Show is coming to Manchester on 20-21 January. Credit: The Job Show

Most employers at the fair will be booking in interviews for the weeks following the event, and some may even choose to interview on the day, therefore it is advisable to bring along copies of your CV to hand out to the exhibitors. Manchester Job Show is free to attend, however you must register your interest online via the event’s website, where you wil also find more information on the exhibitors.