IT’S a vital date in the diary for job-hunters and employers alike.

The next Daily Echo Job Fair will take place on Thursday, October 5.

Our job fairs have helped thousands of people into work or further training over the years.

The event will bring together a wide variety of the area’s employers and training providers.

It’s the ideal opportunity for job-hunters to explore the options available to them, and to chat informally to recruiters about what opportunities are available.

At the moment, many employers are finding it an increasing challenge to find the staff they need. So an event that gathers so many recruiters and job-seekers under one roof is an opportunity neither side can afford to miss.

The Job Fair will be held at the Premier Inn, Westover Road in Bournemouth, from 10.30am-4pm, with last entry at 3.45pm. Admission is free.

This year’s event is sponsored by Health-on-line, one of the area’s biggest and fastest-growing employers.

Bournemouth Echo:

The health insurance company has modern offices spread over four floors in Holdenhurst Road, Bournemouth.

It is seeking sales consultants, who will benefit from in-house training and a welcoming family culture. More details are at

Health-on-line are among at least 30 employers and training providers set to be at the Job Fair.

Not only will there be a chance to meet exhibitors, but there will be free training advice from Best Training. These sessions have proved hugely valuable to job-hunters looking for tips on such skills as CV-writing and interview technique.

Whether you’re unemployed, leaving education or looking for a change of career, the great advantage of the Job Fair is that it’s a chance to meet potential employers face to face. It’s much easier that way to get an idea of whether your skill set matches their needs.

Angela Boyer, sales and events manager at the Daily Echo, said: “The employers and training providers present are always really welcoming to job seekers – whether you want to fly plans with the RAF or talk to Health-on-line about their sales consultant roles, there is hopefully something for everyone.

“You can hand a copy of your CV straight to the employer at the event, and talk about how your skills and experience can meet their needs. There is also an opportunity to benefit from the free careers advice and training provided by Best Training who will be running workshops at the fair. All are welcome and we look forward to seeing you on the day.”

A full list of employers and trainers at the event will be available nearer the time.

In the meantime, there are still stands available at the fair. Anyone interested should ring Angela Boyer, sales and events manager at the Daily Echo, on 01202 411221 or email