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Moray Jobs Fair makes successful return


By Alan Beresford

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JOBSEEKERS and those seeking a new career direction flocked to the first Moray Jobs Fair since the pandemic.

Darren MacDonald spoke to representatives of Elgin Truck and Van Centre at the fair and is currently applying for a job with the firm.
Darren MacDonald spoke to representatives of Elgin Truck and Van Centre at the fair and is currently applying for a job with the firm.

UHI Moray again hosted the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) run event, which attracted over 200 attendees. On hand were a total of 34 employers, all with varying amount of vacancies to offer from placements to full and part-time vacancies to apprenticeships from a wide range of differing sectors.

Also popping along to see what the world of work had to offer were around 400 S4-6 secondary school students.

The jobs fair has been hailed as a great success by the organisers, stating that good feedback had been received from attendees and employers alike. Some vacancies have already been filled as a result of the event.

Jane Munro, DWP Employer and Partnership Manager, said: "It was a great event that took place in UHI Moray on June 8 with over 30 employers taking part to highlight all the vacancies that are currently available across Moray.

"We had 592 people through the door all searching for their chosen career and to work closely with DYW [Developing the Young Workforce] Moray on organising such a fantastic event was a privilege."

Sarah Barnes from DYW Moray added: "DYW Moray were delighted with the success of the jobs fair.

"Many employers have since expressed how beneficial they found the event and with so many people attending we expect there to be lots of job matches made which is a great result considering the current recruitment crisis across the region."


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