The annual Careers event opens on Tuesday 15 September at 4.00pm until 8.00pm at Gloucester Hall, Fort Regent.

The event showcases careers in sectors of Jersey’s economy and has proved very successful over the last 3 years. It is aimed at people of all ages and at all stages of their career development – undergraduates, graduates, Highlands College students, 6th Formers and adults seeking a new direction, a career change or perhaps wanting to retrain after a redundancy.

Practical advice

Representatives from companies, professional associations and States departments will be there to give practical first hand advice on training, qualifications and career paths. Careers Jersey will also be on hand for general careers advice and a CV drop-in clinic. As well as advice the event also provides an opportunity to establish useful contacts for the future.

Young people and university students

For young people, decisions about the future start at the age of 14 with choices about examinations at GCSE level leading on to either A-levels or vocational studies. At all these stages accurate information about employment opportunities and the requirements for particular careers is a vital factor in making the right decisions. For university students who have not yet returned to college, the Careers Fair 2009 is an ideal opportunity to see where their studies can lead them. Parents are also encouraged to attend to see what options are available for their children.

Exhibitors

There will be representatives from a diverse range of employment areas including: engineering, construction, architecture; health, psychology, social services, emergency services, education and youth work; and broadcasting, marketing, finance, law, hospitality, the armed forces and many more.

It is not too late for exhibitors to get involved. To reserve a space contact the Careers Jersey office.

Presentations

A programme of career-specific presentations will be run on Tuesday evening:

Time (pm) Don Theatre
4:10 – 4:30 British Computer Society
4:40 – 5:00 Durrell Wildlife Conservation
5:10 – 5:30 Psychology
5:40 – 6:00 Army Careers
6:10 – 6:30Jersey Construction Council
6:30 – 7:00Rowlands Recruitment
7:10 – 7:30CPA Global

Time (pm) Humfreys Room
4:10 – 4:30Samaritans
4:40 – 5:00Blades Hairdressing
5:10 – 5:30Airtel-Vodafone
5:40 – 6:00Speech and Language
6:10 – 6:30Chartered Institute of Marketing
6:30 – 7:00Jersey Youth Service
7:10 – 7:30Branchage Jersey International Film Festival

Sponsorship

Careers Jersey is delighted that this year’s event is again being sponsored by Jersey Finance and supported by the Jersey Evening Post. They will be handling marketing and producing a pull-out brochure available in the JEP on Monday 14 September. Don’t forget to get yours prior to the event.

More information

The Careers Fair 2009 is open to anyone, regardless of age, between 4pm and 8pm in Gloucester Hall, Fort Regent. Parking is available in the top two floors of Pier Road Car Park and entry is free.

For further information, please call Sue Walsh on 449356 or e-mail Careers