MORE than 600 job-related opportunities will be on offer at the annual Get Oldham Working (GOW) jobs fair soon soon.

The event takes place at Oldham's Queen Elizabeth Hall on Thursday, September 26, from 11am to 3pm.

With a variety of jobs, apprenticeships and work experience openings on offer from employers across the borough and beyond, organisers say it is a great opportunity for anyone looking for work or for a new challenge.

Attendees will also get the chance to present their CV to a potential new boss.

Cllr Shaid Mushtaq, cabinet member for education and skills, said: “The Get Oldham Working jobs fair continues to grow, and last year we had more than 1,500 people through the doors.

“It’s a great achievement to get so many employers and training providers under one roof offering so many work-related opportunities to our residents.

“Our jobs fair benefits everyone, no matter what your current circumstances are.

"Whether people are job hunting for the first time, looking to return to work, searching for the next step in their career or even work experience to aid their university application, we would urge people to come on the day and speak with the employers.

“They should make sure they bring an up to date CV and plenty of copies, so they can be handed out. They should dress like they would do for a job interview too – it helps to make a good first impression.”

Debenhams, O2, HPP (Hills Panel Products), Metrolink, Wilmott Dixon, GMP, McDonalds, Guinness Housing, Miocare, Galliford Try, Manchester Airport, NSL and Housing Units are just some of the employers which have already confirmed they will be attending.

Training opportunities will also be on offer for anyone looking to develop their skillset in a range of fields, from introductions to IT to basic maths and English courses.

Attendees can turn up on the day, no booking is required.

The QE Hall is next to Oldham Bus Station and pay and display parking is also available. Oldham King Street Metrolink stop is just a two or three minute walk away.

Staff from the GOW team will be on hand to advise about jobs, careers and access to training across a wide range of sectors within Oldham. There will also be plenty of space to complete any job applications that are picked up on the day, with additional support available in case you get stuck with any questions.

The Get Oldham Working jobs fair is run in partnership with Jobcentre Plus (Department for Work and Pensions), the National Careers Service, Ingeus and PeoplePlus.

To find out more about the job fair email or call 0161 770 4674.

Get Oldham Working can also be contacted about vacancies and support by visiting them at Metropolitan Place, Metropolitan Place, Hobson Street, Oldham OL1 1AN between 9am and 4pm weekdays.