Finchale to host jobs fair

Employers, support professionals and individuals are being invited to a Jobs Fair at Finchale next month.

The Jobs Fair, hosted by Durham charity Finchale, will see employers and organisations from across the region showcase a range of opportunities.

The Free event will take place at Finchale, Pity Me, DH1 5RX on Wednesday 1st November, between 10am and 2pm.

With more than 20 stands, the event will cover a whole range of sectors including hospitality, care, retail, construction and manufacturing with local opportunities from employers such as Sparta Security, Body Shop, Bluebird Care and many more.

People attending the free Jobs Fair will be able to meet with local employers, find jobs in a broad range of different sectors, get support into work and discover career options. Information on training opportunities will also be available as well as support for those considering self-employment.

Finchale Case Managers will also be on hand to offer support; an opportunity to have a one-to-one with skilled professionals offering advice on CV’s.

Mel Pears MBE, CEO of Finchale, said: “Finchale brings together employment and skills services which offer assistance and guidance to the unemployed people as well as those with health conditions or disabilities of all ages looking for work and training in County Durham.

It’s great to have backing from local businesses as well as larger organisations who are dedicated to investing in our community by hiring local people. We encourage those who may be unsure of their options or at a crossroads in their career to attend. There is a team of people waiting to help you.”

To book your free place at the Jobs Fair, please call 0191 386 2634 or email, Alternatively If you represent a company and are interested in booking one of the few remaining stands please contact Sam on 0191 386 2634 or email

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Finchale is a well-established charity that helps people to gain sustainable employment and progress in work. We provide fully funded, specialist training and employment support working with a range of individuals including those who are unemployed, disabled people, veterans, their families and dependants from across the North East Region. We put job seekers at the heart of what we do and offer a range of services that enable individuals to get to where they want to be, building capability and inspiring belief.

Finchale works with a wide range of employers and partners of all sizes from across the public, private and third sectors.

Set in 13.5 acres of landscaped grounds, Finchale also offers a wide range of flexible business spaces which can cater for 2-150 people, available to hire from an hour to a full day. Facilities include: 18 fully equipped teaching, training and meeting rooms; auditorium seating for 80-100 people; more than 120 bedrooms (20 ensuite); IT suites; lecture theatre and classrooms; as well as conference, event and banqueting facilities. Services include access to audio visual and laptop equipment, Wi-Fi, as well as catering and parking.

For further information please contact: Katharine Hawking, Social Media and Marketing, Tel: 0191 386 2634, Mob: 07540 963734, Email:

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