Industry giants sign up to city jobs fair

Jobseekers will have access to hundreds of vacancies at the Progress Through Positive Partnerships jobs fair later this month.

A wide range of sectors are taking part in this year’s event, including retail, hospitality, oil and gas, care, local government, security, engineering, and sport.

Exhibitors include high profile organisations such as Halliburton, John Lewis, Premier Inn, Petrofac, Aldi, First, Marks and Spencer, and Fugro.

The Aberdeen City Council-led Progress Through Positive Partnerships employability project has joined forces with the Department for Work and Pensions to deliver the event, which will take place on 26 September from 10am to 3pm at the Town House.

There will be at least 400 posts on offer across the spectrum, including care, accounting, engineering, retail, food processing, and driving jobs.

Progress Through Positive Partnerships is a £2.2million project that has secured £880,000 from the European Social Fund and forms part of the City Centre Masterplan.

Co-leader of Aberdeen City Council Councillor Douglas Lumsden said: “Our Regional Economic Strategy clearly recognises that a prosperous future for Aberdeen is reliant on giving citizens the best opportunity to fulfil their potential and improve their lives, while developing the skills base to power the various industries which are both prevalent and growing in our city.

“The range and size of businesses represented at this jobs fair, and the volume of jobs on offer across key sectors paints an optimistic picture reflecting the scale of opportunity and demand available in Aberdeen.”

Department for Work and Pensions partnership manager Kirsty Jarman said: “We’ve seen significant interest from employers for this jobs fair, which follows an extremely successful event last autumn.”

Visitors to the event are encouraged to bring copies of their CVs.

The project will see Aberdeen City Council work in partnership with a range of training and development organisations to provide increased employability services and positive outcomes across the city.

For further information about Progress Through Positive Partnerships or to register for support, click here or email

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