The National Careers Service has identified an opportunity to ensure citizens are receiving crucial careers support by advertising vacancies and careers advice during the current Covid-19 outbreak. This will be done by launching the Virtual Jobs Fair campaign on Monday 4 May.
Those who are out of work or whose jobs have been affected by the Covid-19 crisis may be struggling to find opportunities whilst business are being affected, however, there are sectors that are experiencing growth. The Virtual Jobs Fair campaign will virtually visit nine different regions of England throughout the week and give employers in those regions a chance to post current opportunities. The National Careers Service will then promote these opportunities through its national and regional social media channels during the relevant #JobsHour for citizens to view vacancies in their area.
Citizens can search for #JobsHour to find these vacancies or follow National Careers Service social media channels to find out more and where vacancies will be published during the campaign. The National Careers Service will provide free personalised careers information, advice and guidance for any citizens wanting advice on vacancies, next steps or what role is right for them.
Jobs hours will run at 11am-12pm and 1pm-2pm (exception of Tuesday 5 May where a session will run at 9am). In the South East the virtual jobs fair will run from Tuesday 5 May, 11am – 12pm.
The National Career Service is available for free, personalised and impartial careers advice for citizens 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 https://nationalcareers.service.gov.uk