The Job Show™ North East
Thursday, 29th September 2016

Sunderland Football Club
10.30 - 3pm

The Job Show™ North East 2016

An ‘Amazing’ launch at The Stadium of Light sponsored by Barclays!

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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



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.

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Self-employed Lifestyle Courier Driver


Hermes is the UK’s largest home delivery courier network handling more than 200 million collections and deliveries each year. We provide a flexible and professional service to businesses and consumers across the country that relies on us to get life’s little essentials on-time, every time.

The Self-employed Lifestyle Courier driving job gives you the flexibility and autonomy to be your own boss – perfect if you like your own company and a sense of independence and it will give you the freedom to work around your schedule too!

We’re looking for trustworthy and committed people that won’t let us down. You’ll also need to be fairly active as your daily rounds may be really busy going to and from residential properties in your area.

We offer:

  • Income potential circa £25 – £100 per day
  • Rounds available from 1 to 7 days per week
  • Convenience of delivering in and around your local area
  • Flexible opportunities to work around your own schedule
  • Access to the Hermes Partner Rewards Package
  • Career opportunities and potential to progress and join Hermes as a full time employee

In order to apply you’ll need:

  • A car or van with a valid MOT and insurance
  • A full, valid driving license
  • The right to work in the UK
  • No unspent criminal convictions
  • Knowledge of your local area
  • The ability to plan your own workload and driving routes

For more information and to apply visit

 City Hospital Sunderland

City Hospitals Sunderland is a large Acute Trust providing a wide range of services such as emergency medicine, trauma care, surgical and medical specialities, therapy services, maternity and paediatric care.

We’re looking for registered practitioners or students who will qualify in the next 6 months to join our fantastic team. We’re proud of our services and if you want to be part of a team who are committed to doing their very best for their patients, then this is the place to come.   We have some excellent facilities with state of the art and innovative equipment, such as our world class critical care unit, our recently opened endoscopy unit and our new emergency department which is due to open in the spring of 2017. 

We’re continuing to develop more complex and specialised services for both elective and non elective care and if you join us, we’ll be able to offer a fantastic start to your career.

If you’re a forward thinking registered practitioner looking for new challenges, or a student about to qualify then City Hospitals Sunderland is keen to meet you.


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.


Who are the BGL Group?

Over the past 20 years we’ve grown to become one of the UK’s largest consumer groups and employ over 3,500 people.

We speak with our customers through our four Fusion contact centres, located across the UK. We sell and service insurance policies for over eight million customers, on behalf of well-known high street brands.

In 2015 our Sunderland site was awarded NECCA Contact Centre of the Year.

Do you want to work for a company where the customers’ experience is at the forefront of the business? It’s not about how long you spend on a call to our customers, it’s all about meeting their individual needs.

Here at BGL, you look after our customers and we look after you. We offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Comprehensive induction training programme
  • Career opportunities.

Want to know more visit our website or find us on YouTube.

See you at the Job Show


For over 30 years, OpSec Security has been serving our customers in the fight against counterfeiting. Our experienced and entrepreneurial team is committed to the continuous advancement of our technology platforms enabling our customers to exceed their enhancement and protection needs.

OpSec represents thousands of world-class clients including:

  • Commercial Brands
  • Governments
  • Financial Institutions

While OpSec prides itself on its technology, it’s the dedication of our people that sets us apart. We look to attract, develop and retain hard-working, highly skilled candidates from a wide range of backgrounds who want a successful career, not just a job.  Working at OpSec means being a part of a collaborative team determined to fight counterfeiting and build strong, lasting partnerships with our clients.

Current and forthcoming vacancies include:

  • Production Operatives
  • Packing Assistants
  • Development Technologist
  • Customer Service Executive
  • Apprenticeships (IT and Engineering)
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Process Improvement Engineer
  • Production Engineer

 For careers/company information, visit

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Convergys is known to many as a place where incredible careers begin. Whether your career is just beginning or you’re making a fresh start, we empower our people through continuous opportunities to grow and ability to explore the many career paths Convergys has to offer.

Convergys is a people business. We are driven by a team of more than 130,000 employees, each with a story to tell. We embrace our diversity, and recognize that our differences strengthen us as a company and as a service provider.

Convergys provides room for careers to grow and evolve at an individual pace. Opportunities within the Company exist all over the world. With Convergys, you have the opportunity to build your career globally.

Convergys also takes pride in being a good community partner, in every neighbourhood we operate in. Our team has given back more than 25,000 volunteer hours to the neighbourhoods surrounding our sites, and we are committed to building strong, healthy and stable communities where our teams and their families can thrive. 

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“Provident is the largest home credit business in the UK and Ireland. Every week, 5,500 local agents visit the majority of our 0.85 million customers, to issue loans and collect repayments.

Provident offers home credit loans, typically of a few hundred pounds or Euros, through a network of agents who call each week to customers’ homes in the UK and Ireland. Our customers use home credit for a variety of reasons, such as expensive times of the year such as Christmas, weddings or birthdays or simply to cope with an unexpectedly high bill.

We’re looking for Customer Collections and Loans Agents who are at the heart of the Provident home credit business. You will work on a self-employed basis within your local area so you have a real understanding of your customers’ needs and circumstances. 

We have nationwide vacancies available, visit to find out more.”

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Put yourself in our customer’s shoes? They are just like you, trying their best to balance work, family and home life … and now they have had a car accident.

So, what are you thinking?

If you are like us at Auxillis you will be thinking how you can help.  An accident is never pleasant, but we make the claim process less disruptive and upsetting, help customers stay mobile and take care of repairing their vehicle.

At Auxillis, customers are at the heart of everything we do.  Our winning mindset has helped us secure new business with major insurers, establishing us as the market leader and growing our business in Peterlee.    In the 2015 North East Contact Centre Awards Auxillis won the Customer Experience Champion award and were runner up in the national competition for Contact Centre of the Year. 

We’re always happy to hear from talented people and joining us, means you will be making a great career choice.

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Springboard Sunderland is a charity, established in 1975 with a mission statement ‘to offer quality opportunities in which people can develop their personal and vocational skills to support the growth of sustainable communities’

Springboard  specialise in the delivery of apprenticeships, traineeships, 16-19 study programmes and adult learning programmes across many different occupational areas. We also deliver English and maths functional skills and GCSE’s. Inspected by Ofsted in March 2016 we were graded as a good provider. We are proud of our learners and provide quality teaching, learning and assessment experiences for them all.

Local employers value the contribution our learners make to their business, one saying ‘the outstanding support and training from Springboard as well as their own individual dedication and professionalism has proven them to be invaluable members of our staff team.

Springboard has many opportunities for people to develop the skills they need to realise their own potential.


Profound Services is the North East’s leading training provider specialising in the delivery of Apprenticeships, Traineeships, Courses and Employability Services.

We work with individuals who wish to undergo training and obtain the qualifications required to go further in their careers. We also work with businesses who want to employ an apprentice or upskill their existing staff without the responsibility of running an apprenticeship scheme in-house.

Established in 2006, we have a long standing reputation for the quality of our provision and have celebrated many achievements including Ofsted Grade ‘Good’.

“Success rates are high. In the most recent year, the large majority of apprentices successful completed their programme within their agreed timescales and progressed into permanent employment.” – Ofsted, 2016

We deliver apprenticeships and traineeships in the following areas:

  • Information Technology
  • Social Media
  • Sales and Telesales
  • Team Leading and Management
  • Business Administration
  • Customer Services
  • Property
  • Warehousing and Storage
  • Construction
  • Health and Social Care
  • Childcare and Early Years Educator
  • Hospitality
  • Food Production, Cooking and Kitchen Services
  • Cleaning and Support Services

At Tesco Bank, we don’t begin and end with the pounds & pence. We take our inspiration from the people who shop at Tesco. The products we offer, the structure of our business, the way we think – it all starts with customers’ needs. For them, it means a better way to bank. For you, it means a new way to work.

While our business is led by customers, our culture is led by ideas. When that idea is yours, we’ll be all ears. We’re ready to turn your fresh thinking into action, with the speed and agility of a start-up. It helps us stay at the forefront of banking, with products that offer value, services that are easy to use and a bank that customers can trust.

Join us and you’ll find we don’t just look different, work or act differently. Being a part of it genuinely feels different too.

 Princes Trust Front Page 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

 Key Training

With 50 years’ experience in delivering Government Funded Qualifications we have forged trusted partnerships with hundreds of employers to provide a hassle free and zero cost recruitment service that now creates over 2000 office based apprenticeship vacancies every year. In just over 2 years, we placed our 3000th unemployed young person into a permanent job with an office based apprenticeship. Apprenticeships give you the opportunity to work for a real employer, earn a real salary and gain a real qualification whilst gaining valuable workplace skills and experience. Apprenticeships with Key Training are available at Intermediate – Level 2 and Advanced Level 3 in areas such as Business Administration, Customer Service, Sales, IT, Recruitment, Education and many more. If you are an apprentice or employer with any questions about how things work at Key Training then come and find out today.


It’s never been more important to get the right advice at the right time when it comes to planning your career. That’s why the National Careers Service provides information, advice and guidance across England to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice, supported by qualified careers advisers.

We can help you:

  • Explore your careers options and plan your career
  • Develop your CV
  • Produce more effective job applications
  • Prepare for a job interview
  • Assess your skills
  • Find out about training options and possible funding routes
  • Open a Lifelong Learning Account

You can access the national careers service face-to-face, over the phone by calling 0800 100 900 or online by searching for National Careers Service.

 Learning Curve

Courses at learning Curve range from Construction Skills, Apprenticeships and traineeships to sector based work academies in a range of subjects including, health & social care, childcare, security training, business administration, equality and diversity and customer service. We are a market leading provider and all our programmes and courses are of high quality with exceptional instruction. At our Sunderland centre, which offers construction skills to anyone from 16 – 65, you will find environments ideal for hands-on learning that makes a difference. We will work with, support and guide to ensure there are no barriers to success and 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.

 St. Annes

Are you looking for challenging, satisfying and rewarding work in the voluntary sector?

Not all jobs give you the satisfaction of seeing someone you work with achieve their true potential. Social Care is a rewarding career and St Anne’s is a leading provider of care and support services in the North of England, with a reputation for high quality, person-centred services. As a Gold Standard IiP organisation and winners of the 2012 Skills for Care (Best Employer) Accolade, St Anne’s believes in investing and developing its employees; our approach means that we retain our staff and can give our clients the assurance that they are supported by highly trained and well motivated staff.

Package of benefits

St Anne’s offers:

  • a competitive pay package
  • generous terms and conditions, including holiday and sickness benefits
  • full training and support
  • excellent career development opportunities
  • A 24/7 Employee Assistance Programme, with access to free counselling
  • An award winning online and telephone staff discount scheme

Commitment to your development

Our ongoing commitment to developing staff is evidenced by our Investors in People (Gold) status, which was re-accredited in October 2013. St. Anne’s has held IiP status since 1997


“Passionate about working together to provide specialist services.  Real people providing real support to make a real difference.”

Neuro Partners KEYFORT are a specialist provider of support packages, established in 2006.  We support individuals across the North East who have a range of conditions including brain injury, neurological, learning disabilities, spinal injuries, physical and mental health needs.

The Team includes over 400 employees, ranging from front line Support Workers, Nurses, Psychologists amongst others.

We are currently recruiting Support Workers for Full time & Part Time roles, guaranteed hours.

The roles involve supporting adults who have disabilities, live at home and require support up to 24 hours a day to live a full and independent life.  This could include personal care, communication difficulties, PEG care, rehabilitation, challenging behaviour, tracheostomy care, medication administration, catheter care and community support.

For more information and to apply email or call 0191 491 1735.

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Our mission is simple: to provide opportunities to everyone through which they can improve their lives.

We utilise the power that the Sunderland AFC brand and football has in the North East to engage people in a way which other organisations can’t. It’s then the work of our programmes and excellent staff which makes the real difference.

Our free and unique employability provision is designed to support jobseekers across the North East in finding work by raising skills and confidence while assisting learners throughout the application to work process.

Designed to increase motivation and self-esteem amongst participants, our interactive employability provision consists of a mixture of classroom, practical and physical activities designed to enable participants enhance their employment prospects.

In 2015, Back in the Game was awarded the National Project of the Year prize as part of Adult Learners Week for its remarkable achievements.


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



 Left to Right – Mark Wallace, Aime Howie, Lauren Young, Christie Ball, Nicola Ingram.



(Front left down the row and back up) Rebecca Wafer, Katrina Herron,  Kayleigh Hope, Kevin Young, Natalie Olds, Laura Sanderson