Karin Smyth MP’s annual Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair returns to South Bristol

Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, is encouraging constituents to come along to the South Bristol Skills Academy on 12th May for her annual Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair from 11am to 2:30pm.

A range of major local employers will be in attendance, such as the NHS and Avon and Somerset Police, in addition to local businesses and organisations.  One Front Door which supports people to find work and training, and Future Bright, which helps people already in work to take the next step in their careers, will also be on hand to answer any questions.

There will also be an opportunity to attend a tour of the state-of-the-art, purpose built facilities at the Advanced Construction Skills Centre next door to the Skills Academy, which opened last September.  This £9m facility is where students studying construction courses with the City of Bristol College learn the skills they need for a future-proof career.


Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said: 

“Times are tough for lots of people in Bristol South, and I know many are worried about making ends meet as the Government continues to offer inadequate support.  Having a well-paid, secure job has become particularly important and one of the ways in which I am supporting my constituents is through my Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair. 

“An apprenticeship is a really valuable way of learning new skills and gaining experience in your chosen career whilst also being paid for your work.  They can bring huge benefits to individuals in broadening career options and building knowledge, but also to help businesses develop a workforce with the skills needed for the future.

“An apprenticeship is suitable for adults of any age and stage of career, with options across a wide range of sectors, so I’d encourage anyone who is looking to change careers, upskill in their current role or who are entering the first stages of their career to come along to the South Bristol Skills Academy to find out more about the different courses and jobs available in the local area.”