Thanet MPs announce isle jobs and apprenticeships fair

Craig Mackinlay and Sir Roger Gale

Thanet MPs Craig Mackinlay and Sir Roger Gale will host a Thanet Jobs, Skills and Apprenticeships Fair in October.

The fair is being supported by Margate and Ramsgate Jobcentres, as well as Thanet District Council, and sponsored by local employers and trainee providers Blaze Signs, East Kent College, FUJIFILM and Orbit.

It will be held at The Hall By The Sea at Dreamland on Friday, October 5 between 10am and 3.30pm.

This will be the MPs’ second jobs fair. Their previous event, held in 2016, was supported by dozens of  exhibitors across a wide variety of sectors, and offered over 2,000 positions.

South Thanet MP Craig Mackinlay said: “Sir Roger and I very much hope this year’s jobs fair will be even bigger and better than before.

“We are securing the attendance of high quality employers such as the police and prison service, the NHS and military, MiddletonMurray, Barclays Bank, Thorley Taverns, Pfizer and scores of local smaller businesses regularly.

“The fair will be entirely free for all of those who wish to attend and we would strongly encourage anyone currently seeking work, looking to learn new skills, or considering a change of career, to visit as we fully expect there to be a whole array of opportunities on offer.”

North Thanet MP Sir Roger Gale added: “Craig and I know from past experience that this event benefits employers and jobseekers alike.

“Those looking for work and those seeking to advance their careers have a great opportunity to explore vacancies while employers get the chance to set out their stalls and to attract the recruits that they and our rapidly developing local economy need”.

 If you are interested in attending the Thanet Jobs, Skills and Apprenticeships Fair 2018 either as an employer with vacancies, or to look at the opportunities available, email: [email protected]


  1. OK dear. Is this an embarrassing and transparent attempt to distract from the news about the stroke unit? These two are feeling more heat than a WWX storage container right now…

  2. Perhaps some opportunities for trainee undertakers?The amount of unfortunate people expiring in the back of ambulances trying to get Ashford could make this a growth industry.

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