Virtual Jobs Fair Returns on 20-24 July

15th July 2020

Following the success of its June event, with over 1300 job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities advertised and a Facebook Live ‘Employment Workshop’ which reached over 33k people, the National Careers Service Virtual Jobs Fair returns next week, promoting local job, apprenticeship and volunteering opportunities from 20 – 24 July.

To ensure people are receiving crucial careers support during Covid-19, the National Careers Service is working to bring job seekers and employers closer together by advertising vacancies across social media.


The Virtual Jobs Fair will virtually visit nine different regions of England throughout the week and give employers in those regions a chance to advertise current opportunities. The National Careers Service will promote these opportunities through its national and regional social media channels.

It’s easy to find these vacancies, people can simply search for #JobsHour on Twitter or follow the National Careers Service social media channels to find vacancies in their area.

Employers are invited to help bring the Virtual Jobs Fair to life by getting involved in online discussions and encouraging job seekers to ask questions about their opportunities. They can do this by posting and commenting in the Facebook events or replying to their #JobsHour vacancies on Twitter.

Employability Skills Facebook Live Event

The National Careers Service will also provide free personalised careers information, advice and guidance for anyone wanting advice on vacancies, next steps or finding a role that is right for them.  This includes an ‘Employability Skills’ Facebook Live event on Wednesday, focusing on reviewing and building up skills with reference to available resources such as  The Skills Toolkit.

’Jobs Hour’ will run at 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm following the timetable below. In the South East the virtual jobs fair will run from 11am-12pm on Tuesday 21st July.

The Schedule

South West & OxonMonday 20th July11am – 12pm
East Midlands & NorthantsMonday 20th July1pm – 2pm
South EastTuesday 21st July11am – 12pm
East of England & BucksTuesday 21st July1pm – 2pm
North WestWednesday 22nd July11am – 12pm
Facebook Live – Employability skillsWednesday 22nd July1pm-2pm
Yorkshire & HumberThursday 23rd July11am – 12pm
West Midlands & StaffsThursday 23rd July1pm – 2pm
LondonFriday 24th July11am – 12pm
North East & CumbriaFriday 24th July1pm – 2pm


Deborah Lloyd, Assistant Director at National Careers Service South East, said:

“Our Virtual Jobs Fair has been a great way for us to extend our support to citizens across the South East and help them get back into work. Our advisers are also here to support with CVs, covering letters, applications and interview skills, to ensure that jobseekers are in the strongest possible position to secure employment.”

Twitter: @CareersSE

Facebook: National Careers Service South East

For further support, the National Careers Service is available for free, personalised and impartial careers advice for people who need help to find learning and work that’s right for them. To contact the service call the helpline on 0800 100 900, open 7 days a week from 8am until 10pm, or visit

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