Midlands Job Fairs

12 Aug 2020 - 13 May 2020

Up to 1,500 jobs are being made available to job-seekers across Coventry and Warwickshire.

Three job fair events are taking place at Ricoh Arena throughout 2020, where a combined total of 90 employers are set to welcome around 1,000 visitors through the doors over the course of the year.

Called Coventry Jobs Fair, each event is pencilled in to take place on Wednesday 12 August and Wednesday 18 November; with each event taking place between 10am and 1pm.

National organisations will be in attendance alongside other regionally West Midlands-based firms such as West Midlands Police, Arden University, Marriott Hotels and Country Club and PET-Xi.

Vacancies available range from traineeships and apprenticeships through to entry level and up to mid-level management across sectors such as retail, hospitality and the public sector.

Coventry Jobs Fair is now in its seventh year and is making its second visit to Ricoh Arena after making its debut at Ricoh Arena earlier this year, when around 600 job-seekers attended – doubling its visitor numbers compared to five years ago.

Aaron Jones, Event Organiser for Coventry Jobs Fair, said: “A lot of job-seekers limit their search to online nowadays, but I can’t stress how effective job hunting face-to-face can be.

“That’s because before job-seekers apply for a role they have the chance to talk to the employer directly about their industry, what a typical day looks like and development opportunities – all of these are important questions to consider before applying for a role.

“People from all walks of life are welcome to the job fairs – whether you’re a school leaver, graduate or looking for a change in career – there will be opportunities for everyone.

“The most popular roles we are being asked about currently are in sectors such as customer service, office administration, warehousing, manufacturing, care and higher-level roles – so demand is varied.

“At our last event at the Ricoh we had employers such as Birmingham Airport, Tesco, Warwickshire County Council and West Midlands Combined Authority, and we’re looking forward to welcoming some of these companies back again.”

Entry is free on the day, and more information can be found by visiting www.thejobfairs.co.uk

About Ricoh Arena

Ricoh Arena is one of the UK’s most versatile venues for live sport, music, conferences and exhibitions, putting the Midlands on the map as a leading destination for events.

The venue boasts a 32,000-seater stadium bowl alongside the 6,000 square metre Ericsson Indoor Arena and 80 versatile suites for meetings. There is also an onsite 121-bedroom DoubleTree by Hilton hotel and Grosvenor casino.

The Coventry-based venue is within a two-hour car journey of 75 per cent of the UK, and is twenty minutes away from Birmingham Airport.