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Get the date in your diary - Early Careers Fair 2024 is here!!

Building Plymouth and the Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group (PMG) have joined forces once again to organise an inspiring showcase event on Saturday 9 March 10am-2pm at Plymouth Argyle Home Park.

The event will be a fantastic climax to National Careers Week and is aimed at engaging young people, their parents and carers, higher education leavers, as well as adults who are considering a career change. The fair will promote the breadth of careers and the exciting new entrant opportunities available in and around Plymouth for 2024 and 2025 starts.

Confirmed employers for this year are: ME Contracting, Plymouth Community Homes, Gilpin Demolition, Willmott Dixon, Kier/BAM, Kier, WW, Balfour Beatty, Lorne Stewart, T Clarke, South West Highways, AECOM and Nevada Construction. They will be showcasing the incredible range of careers, apprenticeships and graduate opportunities available across the city.

There will also be some of the city’s fantastic training providers including City College Plymouth, Greenlight Safety and Training, Skills Group, South Devon College and The Focus Training Group.

Emma Hewitt, Skills Lead at Plymouth City Council said:

“It is brilliant to once again bring together our construction, built environment, manufacturing and engineering employers to showcase the fantastic opportunities available for launching early careers. With Plymouth facing its biggest capital build programme in 25 years, we have massive skills gaps and skills shortages to tackle in the construction industry so it is encouraging to see so many apprenticeships at all levels under recruitment, along with a growing number of graduate level vacancies. Our Fair will be the perfect place to get inspired through meeting local employers, to find out more about apprentice and graduate level opportunities and ultimately improve your chances of securing an early career opportunity – do not miss it!”

Karen Friendship, Chair of the PMG and M.D of Aldermans said:

“The excitement is certainly building for our Early Careers Fair. It feels great to be back meeting young people and their families, showcasing our busy and dynamic sectors to them. Many of our local manufacturers are recruiting right now across a range of experiences and skill sets, but we’re also thinking about our future employees and how important they will be to the growth and continued success of our businesses. Activities such as the Early Careers Fair enable us to engage with all those people who are considering the start of their career journey and open their eyes to the far-reaching opportunities they could have with our organisations."

The event is totally free – if you would like any more information, please email and keep an eye on their socials for all the build up to the day - @buildingplymouth


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