Southampton Jobs Fair Local

Southampton Jobs Fair Local is a continuing initiative to give people the opportunity for face to face engagement with handpicked employers who are willing to support individuals into employment. The Jobs Fair Local is organised by a partnership made up of Southampton City Council, Southampton Jobcentre Plus, Wheatsheaf Trust and PeoplePlus.

Our Jobs Fairs are free for people to attend and free for employers to exhibit at. If you are an employer who would like to exhibit at one of our future Jobs Fairs, please contact for more information.

Our next Jobs Fair is: Tuesday 20th February 2018

Southampton Enable Employment Fair

Tuesday 20th February 2018 11.30am-3.00pm

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

Looking for a job? Register now to attend the Jobs Fair!

Southampton Enable Employment Fair is part of a continuing initiative by the Southampton Jobs Fair Partnership to support employers in creating a workforce that reflects and connects with our community, whilst enabling those with a disability or health condition to access work opportunities and support.


The Enable Employment Fair could be your chance to find your next job with a supportive local employer. If you would like to attend this FREE event, please register using Eventbrite and select the time slot that you would like to arrive at. The time slot is only for your arrival, once you are inside the Jobs Fair, you are welcome to stay for as long as you need.

The time slots available are: 11.30am, 12.00pm, 12.30pm, 1.00pm, 1.30pm and 2.00pm

Spaces are limited, so please register by 5pm on Friday 16th February 2018.

As well as live job vacancies from a variety of supportive companies, there will also be plenty of training and volunteering opportunities available with local employers from around Southampton.




What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Please find information about transport links and parking by clicking here:

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event, or are unable to register using Eventbrite, please contact

What should I bring to the event?

You will be meeting with employers face to face so make sure you come dressed appropriately. It would also be a good idea to bring some copies of your CV and covering letter to give out to employers.

Keep an eye on this page for more details over the coming weeks…

Take a look below at some of our previous Jobs Fairs

Southampton Jobs Fair Local

Friday 17th November 2017

Novotel Southampton Hotel, 1 West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1RA

In partnership with the Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association

November’s Jobs Fair will had a focus on careers within Hospitality, particularly jobs associated with hotels. As well as live job vacancies, there were also plenty of training and volunteering opportunities available with local employers from in and around Southampton.

We welcomed clients of Southampton Jobcentre Plus, PeoplePlus, Wheatsheaf Trust, and our own Employment Support Team to the event. There were also special sessions from the National Careers Service as well as visits organised for the Saints Foundation and Bitterne Park Sixth Form College.

Students graduating or looking for seasonal part time work were also in attendance as well as those looking to move career or change jobs within the hotel and leisure industry.

The hotel industry is a vibrant, friendly and exciting industry to be a part of, many roles available at this event included roles in:

  • Management and senior positions
  • Housekeeping
  • Hotel Bar & Restaurant
  • Hotel Reception
  • Conference & Events Operations
  • Conference & Events Sales
  • Accounting and Book Keeping
  • Night Porterage
  • Leisure and Spa
  • Chef & Kitchen Team
  • Marketing
  • Concierge
  • Guest Services

Organisations included:

  • Accor Hotels (including Novotel, Ibis and the Dolphin Hotel)
  • Brockenhurst College
  • Careys Manor Hotel & The Montagu Arms Hotel
  • Chilworth Manor
  • City College
  • Destination Southampton
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Southampton
  • Hilton Ageas Bowl
  • Holiday Inn Southampton
  • Holiday Inn Eastleigh
  • Meon Valley Marriott Hotel and Country Club
  • New Place Southampton
  • Premier Inn
  • Solent Hotel & Spa
  • Southampton City Council’s Employment Support Team
  • Southampton Football Club
  • SpectrumCIL

Evolve Hospitality was also a supporting partner for the event

Evolve Hospitality is a vibrant and innovative company based around our personalities and passion for the Catering Industry. In a short period of time we have started to change the ideas and values within our industry. Every member of Evolve Hospitality has a background in the Hospitality and Catering industry. We have come a long way in a short space of time and are now working with some of the top names in the Industry across different sectors including Contract Caterers/Events companies such as Elior, Baxter Storey, Rhubarb, Mecco, Searcys, Harbour and Jones, Hotel Groups such as Marriott Hotels, Galleon Hotels, Harbour Hotels Group, The Ritz, The Dorchester, The Lanesborough, Arc and Firmdale Hotels and Fairmont etc. Restaurant/Pub Groups such as The Rick Stein Group, Hugh Fearnley Whittingstalls River Cottage, The Upham Pub Group and Fullers etc.


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Thursday 27th July 2017

Civic Centre, Southampton, SO14 7LY

Southampton Jobs Fair Local is a continuing initiative by the Southampton Jobs Fair Partnership to give people the opportunity for face to face engagement with handpicked employers who are willing to support individuals into employment.

We are pleased to welcome clients of Southampton Jobcentre Plus, PeoplePlus, Wheatsheaf Trust, Maximus, Shaw Trust and our own Employment Support Team to the second ever Southampton Jobs Fair Local.

With over 300 vacancies being advertised, there were plenty of employment, training and volunteering opportunities available with local employers from around Southampton. Southampton Jobs Fair Poster

Organisations included:

  • Goddards Quantity Surveyors
  • Harbour Hotels
  • Hays
  • IKEA
  • Lidl
  • SCRATCH Charity
  • Southampton and Region Hoteliers Association
  • Southampton Family Information Service
  • Spectrum Centre for Independent Living
  • Total Security Services
  • Westquay Works

If you would like to advertise your vacancies at future Jobs Fair Locals, please contact

If you would like to attend a future Jobs Fair, either speak to your work coach or contact the Employment Support Team on 023 8091 7585.

Below is a gallery of photos from the event


Southampton Jobs Fair

Friday 7th October 2016 10am-3pm

The Spark Conference Centre, Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, SO14 0YN

Thank you very much to all the employers who exhibited at the Jobs Fair and thank you to everyone who helped to make the event such a success. Keep an eye on this page for updates about the latest Jobs Fair as well as announcements about future events.

We’re very excited to share a promotional film of the Jobs Fair that was made for us by Solent Creatives. The film showcases the highlights of October’s Jobs Fair and summaries why it’s so important that these events take place.

Thank you to That’s Solent TV for covering the Jobs Fair on their Freeview and YouTube channels. Check out their report below:

We want to see as many photos and tweets about the event as possible so get involved on social media by using the hashtag #SotonJobsFair

64 employers from a range of sectors including hospitality, retail, care, construction, security attended the Jobs Fair on Friday 7th October. They brought over 1,100 vacancies to the 900 job seekers who visited the Jobs Fair.  

Employers included:

Restaurants and establishments who will be opening in the new Westquay Watermark

Toys R Us


Allied Healthcare

Carnival UK

Southampton Football Club


First Bus

…and many more


The dedicated partners involved in organising this event are:

Southampton City Council

Shaw Trust



Wheatsheaf Trust

Department for Work and Pensions

Thank you to Southampton Solent University for hosting the event in their newly built conference centre, the Spark.

Find out more about Southampton Solent University’s £30 million building, and the venue for this autumn’s Southampton Jobs Fair, by clicking here.

Below is a photo gallery of photos taken at the Jobs Fair. We’ll be regularly updating this gallery over the next few weeks