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 at the end of the year
  • Toys R Us
  • IKEA
  • Allied Healthcare
  • Carnival UK
  • Southampton Football Club
  • NHS
  • 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

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