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One week to go until South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair 2020 – full exhibitor list unveiled

With just one week to go until the South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair, the full list of exhibitors has been unveiled. 
 
The fair, which takes place at City of Bristol College’s South Bristol Skills Academy in Hengrove from 11am-3pm on Thursday 27 February, brings together some of the city’s biggest employers, training providers and organisations that support people with apprenticeships. 

From public sector services such as Avon & Somerset Police, the Bristol City Council’s Onsite apprenticeship scheme and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust to several employers based at Bristol Airport and other key local businesses including Babcock International, Fowlers motorcycle dealership and Jeffway Electrical Services. Recruiters and apprentices will be on hand to talk about the jobs and apprenticeships opportunities available (see below for full list). 

Organised by Bristol South MP Karin Smyth in partnership with City of Bristol College, Bristol City Council and the Department for Work and Pensions, the event is the only one of its kind in South Bristol.  

Karin says: “I’ve been organising this event with the college for four years now and each year we see new employers and organisations coming on board. We’ve got a brilliant mix of employers from Bristol South and beyond and the colleges and support agencies which can help you with your career. It’s one of the highlights of the year for me – a chance to talk to employers and apprentices as well as parents, grandparents and students and learn more about their experiences.” 

“We’ve got a brilliant mix of employers from Bristol South and beyond and the colleges and support agencies which can help you with your career.”

Karin Smyth

Jess Perrett completed a carpentry apprenticeship with Onsite and is now working towards a higher national certificate in construction. The 24-year-old who lives in south Bristol said: “The reason I wanted to do an apprenticeship is because I wasn’t enjoying my A levels and wanted to try something else that’s wasn’t classroom based and a more practical hands on approach. The best thing about doing an apprenticeship is that the knowledge I have gained is not only applicable to my work life but to my home life. With the insight I have gained I have managed to renovate two properties and about to start my third.” 

“The best thing about doing an apprenticeship is that the knowledge I have gained is not only applicable to my work life but to my home life.”

Jess Perrett

21st Century Building Services which takes on apprentices via Bristol City Council’s Onsite scheme explains how apprenticeships are of benefit to them. 

Claire Stockham, from the Bedminster based business, said: “As a business we have always appreciated the value of training and developing our employees and have found this has contributes greatly to having such a committed and loyal team. Our MD started as an apprentice and has invested in apprenticeships from day one of the business.  

“Being able to find the right people and help them train and develop means we can ensure that we have the very best people working for us. Working with Onsite Bristol has been brilliant and they have made the process of employing and training apprentices very easy they offer fantastic support both to the apprentices and ourselves.” Andy Forbes, Principal of City of Bristol College, added: “We are really looking forward to welcoming such a wide range of employers to our South Bristol Skills Academy. Apprenticeships at City of Bristol College have so much to offer. The chance to earn money while you learn is an attractive option, and in many areas you can now do apprenticeships right up to university level.”

For more information, visit our previous news story: South Bristol Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair returns for 2020.

List of exhibitors 

  • Avon & Somerset Police
  • Alpha LSG Sky Chefs, Money Corp, Swissport and other employers based at Bristol Airport
  • Arthur David Food Wholesalers
  • Avon & Wiltshire NHS Trust
  • Avon Cosmetics
  • Avon Fire & Rescue
  • Axcis Education
  • Babcock International
  • Barratt Homes
  • Bath College
  • Brandon Trust
  • Bristol Port
  • Bristol Waste
  • Carers Support Centre
  • CITB Apprenticeships
  • Class Recruitment
  • Co-Op Distribution
  • eXPD8 Field Marketing Agency
  • Fowlers Motorcycle Dealership
  • Future Bright
  • Greene King
  • Greggs
  • Hayes Parsons Insurance Broker
  • Hengrove Park Leisure
  • HMRC
  • Home Instead
  • Jeffway Electrical & Training
  • Knowle West Media Centre
  • KPMG
  • Lidl Distribution Centre
  • McDonalds
  • Marriott Hotels
  • Medacs Healthcare
  • Midas Construction
  • Mitie Technical Facilities Management
  • National Careers Service
  • Network Rail
  • Newcross Healthcare
  • N-gaged Training
  • Onsite Apprenticeships
  • Orridge  Stocktaking and Supply Chain Solutions
  • Pattersons Catering Supplies
  • Pertemps
  • Prince’s Trust
  • Professional Apprenticeships
  • Proud To Care
  • Redcliffe Precision
  • Severn Ride & Stride
  • St Monica Trust
  • Sodexo catering based at Clifton College
  • Teleperformance
  • Tesco Distribution
  • Travelwest
  • University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
  • United Living
  • UWE Bristol