The Job Show™ North East
Thursday, 18th May 2017

Sunderland Football Club
10.30 - 3pm

Another resounding success in The North East! 



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“We are proud to be supporting The Job Show and are looking forward to the new employment it will help to create for the city and region.

Sunderland’s fantastic, talented workforce has earned a UK-wide reputation for outstanding productivity, loyalty and positive attitude. The Job Show approach gives thousands of jobseekers a unique opportunity to talk to many regional businesses and secure a new position.  There’s been a great response from employers and we’re expecting the Stadium of Light to be really buzzing when the Job Show opens its doors on 18 May.”

Deputy Leader of Sunderland City Council, Councillor Harry Trueman

MAKE it Sunderland is proud to support The Job Show™ North East. 

MAKE it Sunderland is a city-council initiative aimed at attracting business and investment into Sunderland, as well as supporting the existing businesses in the city to grow and prosper.  Since its launch in 2012, it has helped to secure £875million capital investment and 8,350 jobs.  And there is more to come. 

MAKE it Sunderland is shining a spotlight on the city as a great place to invest, do business and work, and is committed to supporting enterprises in Sunderland to succeed.  In getting behind the Training and Apprentice element of the Job Show North East, MAKE it Sunderland is doing its bit to ensure that businesses in the city have access to the best skilled people possible – people who will drive the growth of the city’s economy for many years to come. 

To find out more about MAKE it Sunderland, visit, follow @MAKEitSund.


“As the one of largest FE college and apprenticeship providers in the north east we’re delighted to be sponsoring the training and apprentice category of The Jobs Show. It’s an ideal opportunity for us to support those interested in apprenticeships or those who want to train for a new career or get back into work and I would encourage everyone who attends to come to chat to us about how Newcastle College could help them achieve their career goal.”

Student Recruitment and Marketing, Newcastle College

Newcastle College is the largest college in the North East, supporting over 18,000 students from our city centre campus and sites in Newcastle, Gateshead and North Tyneside.

The College works with hundreds of businesses each year to help them recruit apprentices for a range of different job roles. The apprenticeships we recruit for are available at different levels and cover over 30 different areas so you’re sure to find something that’s right for you. Apprenticeships are a great way to learn on the job whilst getting a foot on the career ladder. View the latest job vacancies at

The College also offers a diverse range of part-time courses, professional qualifications and degrees that can be studied flexibly around your schedule. These courses are perfect to expand your learning without impacting your lifestyle.  Talk to our NCG Direct team today on 0191 226 6313


Come on in, and work with people as friendly as you.

At Barclays, we have over 34,000 employees in over 1600 branches, serving more than 15 million high street and business banking customers – right across the UK. Here, you’ll work alongside some of the most dynamic colleagues in the industry, in a culture that will always help you to develop your skills and progress your career.

We believe in doing things the right way, not just the easy way, so if you’re devoted to putting customers first and building meaningful relationships, you’ll thrive here. And with our focus on empowering our people to control their own progression, you’ll always be recognised and rewarded for your achievements.

We recruit based on merit and are committed to promoting diversity throughout our organisation.

If you have any questions about a career with us, visit


The region’s leading bus operator, Go North East, is recruiting drivers and is looking for people who have a flair for customer service. No previous professional driving experience is required.

Go North East provides free, fully-paid bus driver training to gain a Passenger Carrying Vehicle (PCV) licence. To apply, you need to have held a clean driving licence for at least 2 years.

Our pay and conditions packages are among the best in our field.

If you have a passion for working with the general public, we would love to hear from you! Apply today.


Want to work for an award-winning organisation? If so, look no further!

BGL Group is one of the UK’s leading digital distributors of household finance products to more than eight million customers, and owns brands including,, Budget Insurance and Dial Direct, as well as partnering with some of the UK’s best-known brands to offer home and motor insurance.

At the Job Show we’ll be on the lookout for Customer Service Representatives to work at our contact centre in Sunderland. As well as being proud to work for a leading organisation, you could enjoy a competitive salary alongside a wealth of benefits such as family fun days, awards balls plus a comprehensive health and wellbeing programme and much more!

The customer is at the heart of every decision made at BGL Group, so you can be sure that your training is of high importance to the Group. Not only that, BGL’s customer contact centres are made up of 1,300 people so you will be part of a massive community who will help and support you as you develop your career within BGL Group.

Our employees are proud to work for us and that’s not surprising since we’ve been awarded ‘bronze’ in the European Contact Centre of the Year Awards and for two years running we’ve also been awarded North East Contact Centre of the Year. So if you’ve got customer service or sales experience then why not come along and see us at The Job Show and kick start your career with BGL Group.


ResQ is an owner managed contact centre who partner with large blue chip clients in the energy, utility, and media industries. We call ResQ a contact centre, because we don’t just make calls, we take calls, we use chat functions and we use social media.  Leading the UK for Responsible Telemarketing™, ResQ, is uniquely positioned to meet the new OFCOM regulated benchmark for all outbound performance.

Our people are what makes ResQ excellent, they give us our unique point of difference. With a willingness to make things great, work hard, be inventive and to celebrate success by doing the right things for team members, customers and our clients.

We work hard to make sure we are doing the right things and that we are doing them well, all the while trying to make ResQ an enjoyable environment to work in. We believe people work best when they enjoy their job.


Station Taxis are Sunderland’s largest taxi company with a fleet of almost 200 vehicles. We are long-established and have operated in Sunderland since 1901, during the days of the horse drawn cab. Today we are proud to still be part of the everyday lives of the people of Sunderland, helping them to make over 1 million journey’s a year.

We are looking for self-employed drivers to join the Station Taxis team. With a reputable brand and long standing heritage, why not be part of our continuing success story?

  • Flexible hours and shifts
  • Be your own boss
  • Control your own earnings
  • 24-7 driver support
  • We can source a vehicle for you to rent which includes insurance
  • Earn between £350 – £600 per week depending on how many hours you decide to work

If you do not have a hackney carriage licence, we can offer support and guide you through the process.


We are the bank for people who shop at Tesco. And just like our colleagues at the grocery checkout, our goal is to serve Britain’s shoppers a little better every day.

We are, quite simply, here to help. Here to help our colleagues. Here to help our customers. This means creating products and services which make customers’ lives simpler, giving them more of what they value.

Tesco Bank has been around since 1997 and today we help more than six million customers every day with everything from insuring their pet, to buying their first home. Over 4,000 colleagues serve our customers seven days a week from our main contact centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle, and we’re also available through online and mobile banking 24/7.

People are at the heart of this. We need great people. People who understand our customers. People who will do the right thing for customers. 


Parseq provides different services to help our clients acquire new customers, retain their existing customers and/or improve how efficiently they run their companies. Clients of all sizes and sectors come to us and stay with us. They tell us they value our approach, our people and our commitment to making a commercial difference.

So, if you do come to work with us, you will either be helping clients to acquire new customers, retain customers or improve how they work! We are always increasing our workforce in both Customer Service and Sales role so you’re looking for a fresh start or new career you’ve come to the right place.


Northern Gas and Power, is one of the UK’s leading Energy Consultancies and is expanding its sales force globally. We are excited to announce that we are expanding our Gateshead Quayside headquarters from 200 people to 500 people by the end of 2017 and we’re looking for brilliant and ambitious Sales Account managers to join our rapidly expanding team.

Northern Gas and Power is one of the fastest growing, and one of the most exciting organisations you can join today.

We have been rated one of the top employers to work for in the North East and have been nominated for, and won numerous industry awards.

We work with over 10,000 customers globally. Our customer portfolio includes small shops to famous retail brands.

The team identifies market-leading energy deals for businesses. Northern Gas and Power is responsible for ensuring our customers have access to the very best procurement deals and customer service available that the energy market has to offer.

If you are interested in speaking to us please come and visit us at the Stadium of Light on Thursday 18th May 2017 or visit our website for further details.


Worldpay is one of the world’s leading payments companies, with over 30 years experience and around 400,000 customers across the globe.

Here in the UK, we provide in-store, phone and online payment solutions for a wide range of businesses, from independent retailers and SMEs to some of the biggest names on the high street.

We have a number of vacancies in our Operations team in Gateshead, including Customer Service and administrative roles, and we’re looking for hard working and enthusiastic individuals to join us.

With so many customers to support, our Operations team is fast-paced and full of activity. It’s a great place to work for anyone looking for a challenge and a role that offers training and development. 

As leaders in modern money and the UK’s largest IPO of 2015, this is a great time to join us as we work to continue our growth and success.


Based in Boldon EC Outsourcing is a successful contact centre and sales acquisition specialist, with 260 members of staff. EC helps companies in the Utility, Telecommunications and Gaming industries retain, and acquire new customers, as well as providing customer service and chat host services to some industry- leading names.

We experienced a period of rapid expansion throughout 2014 and doubled our workforce in 2016. Following this growth spurt, the company is looking to further grow our workforce, seeking enthusiastic and sales driven advisors. EC offers a generous helping of incentives, including: cash for sales, days out, birthdays off work, fundraising days, free parking, discounted gym membership, free mobile insurance, platinum membership to a staff benefits programme and much more.

If you’re looking to become part of a company that will value you as a person and not a number, why not join the EC family?


Put yourself in our customers shoes; they are just like us – normal people, balancing work, family and home  …  but now they’ve been involved in a car accident.


So, what are you thinking? 


If you’re like us, you’ll be thinking about how you can help, about how you can keep them on the road, get to work, do the school run, visit family and friends.  Maybe you’re thinking about how much it will cost to put things right? 


Here at Auxillis, customers are at the centre of everything we do and if this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you. 


We work with some of the UK’s leading motor insurers and look after around 250,000 customers a year who’ve been involved in an accident. 


This definitely isn’t your usual contact centre role; you need great customer focus, well-developed questioning skills and a first class product knowledge to ensure not only an exceptional experience but the right services for each individual customer. 


If we think you’ve got what it takes, we’ll help you settle in with proven induction training, a personalised development plan and ongoing support in business that believes in progression, with a great track record of promoting from within.


We’re always happy to hear from talented people and joining us, means you’ll be making a great career choice.  So if this sounds like something you can’t miss out on, what are you waiting for?


At Newcastle Building Society we know our strength lies in our people.

We are the North East’s biggest building society and we’ve been helping customers save for their future, buy their homes and protect what’s important to them for over 150 years now.

We’re always looking for professional, committed and friendly people to join us in continuing to build our Society. So whether you’re looking for a new challenge, want to develop your career further, or simply want to join an organisation that cares, we have an exciting range of roles across the business in our Head Office, Branch Network and Customer Services Divisions.

To find out what we have to offer and what it’s really like to work for us come along and have a chat with the Recruitment Team.

You can also visit our careers site:

Or contact us directly: / 0345 601 5511


Smart Utility Management are a unique team of energy professionals with over 50 years of experience in the utilities sector. We support businesses and commercial properties across the UK, helping them to reduce their energy bills, consumption levels and carbon footprint.

We are passionate about reducing energy consumption and pride ourselves on achieving great savings for our customers. We want our customers to be SMART when it comes to energy use in their business and that’s where we come in. Due to our close relationships with leading energy suppliers, we can procure the best energy solutions and services on the utilities market for your needs.

 Our aim is to find energy professionals to work in a variety of sales roles across the business, and in return we offer a highly competitive salary, ongoing training and development through our bespoke sales development programme, regular competitions and incentives and a fantastic working environment.


Here at Sunderland College we offer a wide range of opportunities for job seekers.  Our short pre-employment courses will give you the skills and knowledge that you need to give you a head start in your job applications – we’ve even got guaranteed interviews with some employers.  As one of the largest Apprenticeship providers in the region, we’ve always got an exciting range of vacancies available for anyone to apply for, you can gain the skills and qualifications you need and an impressive 92% of Sunderland College apprentices move into full time employment at the end of their apprenticeship.  Come along and see us at The Job Show for advice and guidance on the best option for you in your future career.


Learning Curve Group (LCG) is one of the UK’s leading providers of high-quality education and skills training and recruitment. For over a decade, LCG has delivered a wide range of training to over 400,000 learners, including apprenticeships, traineeships, construction skills and sector-based work academies in a variety of subjects. We also offer support for learners who are seeking new employment opportunities. 

Our Sunderland Skill Centre specialises in construction trades, such as joinery, bricklaying and painting and decorating, to anyone aged 16+. Learners get a hands-on experience from highly-skilled and industry-experienced staff, as well as support and guidance for gaining employment in a chosen profession. There is no need to worry about enrolment dates, deadlines or finding the right fit. We know that life is fast-paced and constantly changing – we’re here to help every step of the way.


Zenith People is an innovative, friendly, professional recruitment and training business. We operate across a broad range of sectors in and around the North East including: Engineering, Manufacturing, Energy, Construction, ICT and our Commercial division. Our Temporary and Permanent recruitment services are flexible and we tailor our approach to each individual clients and candidates requirements, working in partnership to deliver effective recruitment solutions that meet their diverse requirements.

In addition to recruitment services, we also offer a range of training to support staff upskilling and development. From pre-employment training, through vocational upskilling and apprenticeships, to leadership development and coaching, we can deliver bespoke programmes to suit each person or organisation’s needs.

Our sister brand Rising Star is a recruitment and training business based in South Shields but covering the whole North East region, focussed on helping 16-24-year-olds find employment, apprenticeships or traineeships, and helping businesses find young talent! Whether you’re a young person looking for an opportunity, a parent looking for advice, or an employer looking for the next generation of talent for your business – we can help.



Flying the flag for Employee Ownership and Social Enterprise.

Putting people before Profit.

Sunderland Home Care Associates provide a range of services for people who are elderly, vulnerable, socially isolated and who have various disabilities or difficulties

Personal Care, Sunderland & South Tyneside:  Care in the community for vulnerable people of all ages.

Extra Care: On-Site care 24 hours a day/7 days a week in purpose built accommodation

Independent Futures: To assist people who have a learning disability to live valued lives as part of the local community.

Academic Support Supporting Students with difficulties and disabilities in Sunderland College. We also provide work placements and internships for students with difficulties and disabilities at our community garden and Café.

We constantly seek and pursue new opportunities in the market to secure our future.

 We have 436 staff and currently do 12,135 hours of care and support per week.

0191 5108366


The Prince’s Trust helps unemployed young people into work, education and training. If you’re unemployed, our courses could help you grow in confidence and develop new skills and experience to help you find a job. 

Whether you’re interested in meeting new people and trying new things, getting work experience in a particular sector, gaining funding to pursue a work, education or training opportunity, or taking your first steps into self-employment, The Prince’s Trust can help. 

All our courses are completely free and won’t affect your benefits.

To find out more, visit our stall or contact us:
0800 842 842


Together For Children’s Fostering team works on behalf of Sunderland City Council to provide foster care for children and young people.

Foster carers take someone else’s child into their home and look after them until they are able to return to their own family or are ready to move on. There’s no such thing as a typical foster carer – they come from all walks of life and all sorts of backgrounds.

There are several different types of foster care opportunities in Sunderland, including anything from providing a few days to a few years of care.

You will receive a fostering allowance, which is to cover the cost of caring for the child, plus there is a foster carer fee scheme which recognises and rewards commitment to continuous professional development.

If you’ve thought about fostering before or are just curious to find out more, then stop by our stand and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.

Find out more at

Lomax Training Services Limited is a work based learning provider that meets the needs of learners by offering opportunities to develop new skills and work towards a career in the energy industry.

We pride ourselves in developing “work ready” learners who have the potential to become a valuable asset to employers.

We currently work with a number of employers ranging from sole traders to large international companies who have been able to work alongside Lomax in securing job opportunities.

We hold the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard, the Matrix Standard and Investors in People. For each of these Lomax Training Services Limited is subject to external audits and over the years we have received excellent reports. We are listed on The Register of Training Organisations with the SFA. We are also members of IGEM and Gas Safe.

The company is accredited by BPEC, City & Guilds, EAL, EUS (Gold Standard Provider), Logic and IOSH

Our trainers have both industry experience as well as holding the appropriate teaching qualifications to support their delivery.

Developments in the energy industry are creating exciting job opportunities which makes this a great time to develop your skills with us.


Our home care business provides a domiciliary care service supporting people in the North East, helping them to develop life skills and enable them to lead a fulfilled and independent life.

Based in Sunderland, we operate throughout the North East.

About Thorncliffe Home Care

Our service users, the elderly, people with physical disabilities, people with mild mental health issues and learning difficulties including Dementia have a range of home care needs.

We have experience of providing care to service users from the age of 18.

Domiciliary care can help people who find it difficult to cope with domestic responsibilities or their own personal care needs because of increasing age or disability – whether a long-term disability, learning difficulty or short-term disability.
Our independent home care service provides care to our service users in their own home, out in the community or as part of a more comprehensive supported living service. Our focus is to support people, helping them to be as independent as possible.


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