Jobs fair at Stadium of Light will help people back into work

The chance to look for new career opportunities, training, education, up-skilling and a host of new job options will all be put under the spotlight at a recruitment fair at the Stadium of Light.

Promoted by City of Sunderland Business Festival
Wednesday, 29th September 2021, 2:45 pm

As part of the City of Sunderland Business Festival programme the stadium will host the one day event, which has more than 30 exhibitors taking part on Wednesday, October 6.

And that’s good news for any young person unsure about the way forward, anyone looking for a change of career, someone who wants to train for something new or get back into the jobs market.

Among the exhibitors are recruiters for companies including Just Eat, Hays Travel, Gentoo, the Armed Forces, the care industry and the NHS.

Chair of Sunderland Business Partnership, Ellen Thinnesen, who is also chief executive of Education Partnership North East which includes Sunderland College

Visitors can also find out about careers with firms such as Chemviron Carbon, which manufactures a trailblazing type of activated carbon cloth which is used in the military and medical centres and across industry.

Haskel Europe – which manufactures a range of pneumatic and hydraulic-driven pumps, amplifiers, high pressure valves and system components will also be showcasing their job opportunities, as will print manufacturer, Simpson Print.

Colleges and education providers including Sunderland College will have a presence at the event as will the national Motivational Preparation College for Training (MPCT), which has a number of colleges across the region preparing young people for a career in the military.

Ellen Thinnesen, chair of Sunderland Business Partnership which is organising the whole festival, believes the recruitment fair will be the first of its kind since before the pandemic.

“This is an amazing opportunity for people of all ages to be inspired and to talk directly to those offering jobs in Sunderland and the wider region,” said Ellen.

“We have a huge range of sectors represented and the number is steadily increasing so we fully expect to have added even more to the list before the end takes place.

“We would now encourage people to come along and meet these companies and training organisations face to face.”

The recruitment fair runs from 10am until 3pm and entry is free.

Details of the full festival programme are available at