The first ever Buckinghamshire Council Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair is taking place this Saturday (5 March) at The Elgiva Theatre in Chesham, with almost 1,000 attendees registered so far.

The county-wide event will be a chance for businesses and organisations to showcase their career opportunities to those looking for an apprenticeship or job, as well as those who are looking to reskill or explore new horizons.

Attendees will be able to meet and talk with 36 exhibitors, including: Aldi, BBC, Buckinghamshire Council, Greggs, Morgan Sindall Group, National Grid, Ocado, Papa Johns, Pinewood Studios, Thames Valley Police and The Army.

The dozens of available apprenticeships and jobs include:

  • Chefs
  • Communications Engineers
  • Lifeguards
  • Port Operators
  • Production Assistants
  • Retail Supervisors

Gareth Williams, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said: “Our first ever Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair will help match employers with local candidates and will help our residents kickstart their career or get back into work after an extended break.

“I’m very pleased to see that we have 36 employers attending and almost 1,000 residents who have already registered to visit the fair. Although we have limited availability left in the morning, there are still some afternoon time slots available, so please secure your place by going to Eventbrite.”

Joseph Baum, Buckinghamshire Councillor for Chess Valley, commented:

"Nothing is more important than ensuring that our residents have access to opportunities to enable them to get on in life. The high level of interest that we have seen in this Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair shows just how exciting this event is for local people – it is a great chance to meet some of the UK's biggest employers and I look forward to being there." 

Ellena Stojanovic from the BBC’s Early Careers Team, commented: “I am looking forward to meeting candidates who might be interested in apprenticeships for our behind-the-camera roles in technology, production and journalism.”

The fair – which coincides with National Careers Week – has been organised by Buckinghamshire Council with support from Chesham Town Council and Chesham & Villages Community Board.

Additional partners for the fair include Buckinghamshire Business First, Buckinghamshire College Group, Buckinghamshire New University, the Department for Work and Pensions, Oasis Partnership, Chiltern Chamber of Commerce, Screen Skills, All Spring Media and Buckinghamshire Skills Hub.

Buckinghamshire Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair will run from 10am-3pm on Saturday 5 March. If you are interested in attending the free event, book your place now by going to Eventbrite.