PMG and Building Plymouth look forward to their jointly hosted Early Careers Fair as they embark on huge joint recruitment drive.
Plymouth Manufacturers’ Group (PMG) members and Building Plymouth sponsors have joined forces once again to create an inspiring Early Careers showcase event on Saturday 9 July 2022, 10am-2pm at Plymouth Argyle Home Park.
Aimed at engaging young people, their parents and family, higher education leavers, as well as adults who are considering a career change, the Early Careers Fair will promote the breadth of careers and the exciting new entrant opportunities available in and around Plymouth for 2022 and 2023 starts.
Recruiting employers including Princess Yachts, HellermannTyton, Kawasaki, Plessey, Babcock, Plymouth Community Homes, Kier Construction, Lorne Stewart and Vistry Partnerships will be out in force to promote their opportunities across trade, technical and professional career pathways. Local training providers exhibiting include City College Plymouth, Greenlight Safety and Training, The Focus Training Group and for the first time Arts University Plymouth.
In addition, Plymouth Argyle’s Players’ Lounge will be turned into a Careers Café for the event, where visitors will be able to talk with Skills Launchpad Plymouth’s Youth Hub team and Careers Advisors to consider their next steps, with an option to sip a Barista style drink in the same area frequently used by Plymouth Argyle players!
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 MD 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.
Whether you are looking to do an apprenticeship, A Levels, T Levels, full-time degree study or are graduating, there can be a place for you in a Plymouth manufacturer and you can go far. Of course, we need excellent engineers, fantastic technicians, and amazing designers, but we also need brilliant people in the other parts of the business from HR to Purchasing, and Project Management to Marketing. Anyone thinking about their next steps, should come along to our fair and have conversations with the employers, the training providers and the careers advisors there, it really could be the most valuable step you take.”
There will be a chance to try your hand at taster activities, demonstrations, competitions, and also to meet current apprentices and graduates already working in these dynamic and growing industries.