Major Job fair for Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon area

Date published: 15 September 2017

Jobseekers in the Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council area are being encouraged to come along to a major Job Fair being held in the Armagh City Hotel on Thursday 28 September 2017.

Pictured are: (L-R) Dympna Boyle, Eures Cross Border Partnership; Cllr Joe Nelson, Chair of Economic Development & Regeneration, Armagh, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council; Gillian McPherson, Armagh JBo; and Amanda Leitch, Priory Adult Care

The Department for Communities, in partnership with the local council and Eures Cross Border Partnership, is hosting the event which will run from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free.

More than 30 employers will take part from a range of sectors including Construction, Manufacturing, I.T., Engineering, Customer Service and many more.  The employers will be promoting the vacancies they have available to prospective jobseekers.  Advice and training organisations will also be on hand for anyone looking to get new skills and enhance their employability.

Gillian McPherson, Armagh Jobs & Benefits Office Manager, Working Age Services, Department for Communities said: “This Job Fair offers a one-stop shop for anyone thinking about a new job, new career or new skills.  With almost 250 jobs being promoted it is a great opportunity to make connections and get advice. I would encourage as many people as possible to visit the job fair and take the next steps on your career path.”

Cllr. Joe Nelson of Armagh City Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council said: “This borough is open for business, and growing the local economy, in partnership with key stakeholders, is top of our agenda.  People are the foundation of a vibrant economy and council is committed to supporting local employers and helping local people realise their full potential. We understand that initiatives like this Job Fair provide our workforce, particularly our young people, with access to existing and future employment opportunities. I hope that all those seeking employment will come along on the day and take the opportunity to meet the wide range of excellent employers doing business in our area.”

Dympna Boyle, EURES Cross Border Coordinator said: “The Armagh Cross Border Jobs Fair is a great opportunity for people to meet with  employers from the cross border region and further afield who are currently recruiting. The EURES Cross Border Partnership is delighted to work with the Department for Communities and other Partners in this Fair which offers real opportunities to those seeking employment. Being in the heart of the community this Jobs Fair maximises the benefits for people in this cross border region, and gives jobseekers a chance to meet with employers and talk to them on a one to one basis about the recruitment opportunities available to them.”

Amanda Leitch from Priority Adult Care, which is one of the employers exhibiting at the event, said: “Priory Adult Care are delighted to be participating in the Job Fair in the Armagh City Hotel on 28th September.  Apple Mews provides support and care to people who have a learning disability, and we are keen to meet with people who have a passion for working in and building a career in health care. Our service is growing, so we need staff for all areas of our business, senior support workers, support workers, kitchen and housekeeping staff and site maintenance.  Experience and relevant qualifications may be beneficial but full training will be provided for all roles. Ultimately our mission is to find people who are keen to work in this sector of care. Even if you’re not sure come along and have a chat so we can explore your options together. Our team will be available to guide you through the application process.”

The Department’s Job Search Services and the Department for the Economy’s Careers Service along with other support organisations, including disability organisations, will also be on hand to provide advice and guidance on training and employment programmes.

Further information about the Job Fair is available by contacting the Employer Engagement team at or telephone 02890 829374 or by visiting nidirect

Notes to editors: 

  1. Further information for jobseekers is also available on nidirect 
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