JOB fairs will be held in two Tynedale towns over the coming weeks.

Major employers will attend Prudhoe Jobs Fair on September 8 and Tynedale Jobs Fair on October 26. 

Businesses and organisations signed up to attend Prudhoe Jobs Fair include Aldi UK, Barclays UK, Bam Nuttall, EGGER Group, Home Instead UK, Karbon Homes, Newcastle United Foundation, Essity, Thompsons of Prudhoe and Northumberland County Council.

The free event will be held at the Northumberland Skills’ Prudhoe Campus at the Fuse Media Centre offering roles in full-time or part-time work, apprenticeships or seasonal work, courses or employment support. 

Hexham Courant: Northumberland Skills' Prudhoe campus, The Fuse Media CentreNorthumberland Skills' Prudhoe campus, The Fuse Media Centre (Image: Northumberland County Council)

This event is supported by Department for Work and Pensions, Prudhoe Community Hub, Northumberland Skills, Northumberland County Council, Community Action Northumberland and North of Tyne Combined Authority.

Councillor Wojciech Ploszaj, cabinet member for supporting business and opportunities at Northumberland County Council, said: “This event will bring together jobseekers with employers, training providers, and our voluntary and community sector services to make sure there are pathways to good quality and sustainable jobs." 

Councillor Gordon Stewart, County Councillor for Prudhoe South, said: “The Prudhoe Job Fair gets bigger and better and it’s fantastic to see so many opportunities for residents in Prudhoe and the Tynedale.” 

Hexham MP Guy Opperman will hold the annual Tynedale Jobs Fair at the Wentworth Centre in Hexham on October 26 between 10am and 2pm. 

More than 70 local employers will attend, recruiting from industries including hospitality, retail, manufacturing and transport.

Members of Mr Opperman's team and the team at Hexham Jobcentre Plus worked to put the event together. Confirmed attendees include Egger, Northumbrian Water, McDonald's and Essity.

Last year’s event was a success with the largest ever number of employers showcasing various career opportunities available in the area. 

Guy Opperman MP said: "Every year, I hold my annual Jobs Fair to help provide opportunities for those seeking work or looking for a change in career.

"Over the last ten years, the number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits has fallen by 45 per cent in the Hexham Constituency, meaning more local residents have the security of their own job.

"I want to thank Chris Howard and the team at Hexham Jobcentre for their help to organise the event. Please do come along on October 26 to see some fantastic opportunities."