Karin Smyth hails success of her sixth Apprenticeships & Jobs Fair – supported by City of Bristol College

Karin Smyth – MP for Bristol South – has thanked all businesses, employers, education centres and advice services that attended her sixth Apprenticeships and Jobs fair, which is supported by City of Bristol College. She has hailed the first fair since the end of Covid restrictions as a success following the huge interest for people young and not so young who attended to find a pathway to their perfect job.


There were over 40 different stands on offer with advice on getting that perfect job or even offering placements within dynamic employers.


Rich Harris, Acting Principal and Chief Executive at City of Bristol College said:


“We are delighted to be working in collaboration with Karin Smyth MP, Bristol City Council, the Department for Work and Pensions and other city partners to host the Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair. We are proud to have been the host for this event for many years, and to see it back in person for 2022 is extra special.


“The event has been well-attended by partners, employers, students and members of the local community, giving the opportunity to showcase the courses we have at the College and to connect employers with the best candidates for their vacancies. Many sectors are experiencing skills shortages in the wake of the pandemic, and education providers like City of Bristol College aim to meet that demand and support people with lifelong learning and employment opportunities to keep their new-found skills in our local area.”


Karin Smyth, MP for Bristol South, said:


“This is now our sixth Apprenticeships and Job Fair and it showed that our talented young people, our businesses and our education centres are eager to work together to make Bristol the prosperous city we know it can be. It’s important that we hold events like this so that we can guide people on their journey to the perfect job that offers work that is enjoyable and allows people to develop.


“I want to thank City of Bristol College, DWP staff and Bristol City Council for their support. By working together, we have been able to harness the aspirations of young people and show them just what possibilities are on offer.


“When I first entered Parliament, my maiden speech focused on apprenticeships. I believe that they are pivotal in unlocking people’s aspirations. In everything I do I will always bang the drum for apprenticeships; making sure Bristol’s prosperity is shared equally.”