Southampton Jobs Fair

Southampton Jobs Fair Local is a continuing initiative led by the Employment and Skills team at Southampton City Council to give people the opportunity for face to face engagement with handpicked employers who are willing to support individuals into employment. These events are supportive and friendly and are a real chance for you to find employment, as well as get support from local organisations and training providers.

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: TBC

Fuller Working Lives Careers Event

Monday 16th July 2018 10am-3pm

Grand Harbour Hotel, West Quay Road, Southampton, SO15 1AG

As the UK workforce ages and fewer younger people enter the labour market, employers will increasingly need to rely on the skills and experience of older workers if they are to remain competitive, increase productivity and growth, and avoid skills shortages in the future.

While there are more people aged 50+ in work than ever before, there are still significant numbers of people over the age of 50 leaving their jobs prematurely; a decision that can affect them both financially and socially.

On Monday 16th July 2018, we hosted a Fuller Working Lives Careers Event in partnership with Southampton Jobcentre and the Education Development Trust at the Grand Harbour Hotel.

This was an opportunity for people in Southampton to meet employers, training providers and support organisations to help them to retrain, regain or remain in employment to achieve a more financially secure future.

At this event, people also had the chance to participate in free workshops to help improve their employability skills.

I am an employer who would like to exhibit, who should I contact

If you would like to exhibit for free at future events, please contact

For information about some of our previous Jobs Fairs, please visit our Previous Events Page

Take a look at some films about our previous 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 one of our Jobs Fairs 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: