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Silver service; Scotland's Careers and Jobs Fair is celebrating its 25th anniversary with job and training opportunities galore for jobseekers, writes SASHA MANSWORTH.


SCOTLAND'S employers are celebrating a quarter of a century of helping people find their ideal job.

The largest event of its kind in the country, Scotland's Careers & Jobs Fair is marking its 25th anniversary at the SECC from February 27 to 29.

The fair allows jobseekers to discover what jobs, training and learning opportunities are available by bringing together employers, training organisations, colleges, universities and professional bodies under one roof.

This year's event will have a particular focus on enterprise and skills.

Young Enterprise Scotland will be showcasing businesses created by young people through their schools programme. The fair will also be the venue for the finals of e MAc skills competition, which pits 10 electro- technical apprentices from across Scotland in a two-day competition to construct a complex circuit.

More than 27,000 people attended the fair in 2003. This year, there are some 100 organisations taking part and recruiting, including Arnold Clark, the Chamber of Shipping, Greater Glasgow Primary Care Trust, the Inland Revenue, the Institute of Chemical Engineers, Kwik Fit Insurance Services, National Air Traffic Services and Scottish Gas.

Chris Jarvis, managing director of the fair's organisers, Jarvis Exhibitions, said: 'We have once again adapted the mix of exhibitors to reflect the current careers and jobs market.

'The event continues in its national role of promoting the full spectrum of careers, live vacancies and educational and training opportunities. It attracts a uniquely wide audience throughout the course of the weekend, including adults from a range of backgrounds such as career changers and jobseekers, as well as parties of 16-18 year olds from schools throughout Scotland on the Friday.

'The fair therefore offers exhibitors a unique once-a-year opportunity to raise their profile and actively engage with thousands of people.'

Scotland's Careers & Jobs Fair will be sponsored this year by Awaz FM.

Broadcasting on 107.2 FM, Awaz FM is Scotland's only full-time radio station aimed at Asians and is a voice of Glasgow's Asian community.

On air since April 2002, Awaz FM provides news, information and entertainment in a multi-lingual format.


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Date:Feb 12, 2004
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