Looking for a job? The people of Gwent are being encouraged to join Working Wales’ latest careers and jobs fair.

The free digital careers and jobs fair, called Your Career, Your Future, will run from 10am to 12pm on Wednesday, October 20.

People from across South Wales will be able to listen to live presentations about the main job growth sectors in their area, jobs in demand, live vacancies, future developments and also have opportunities to speak with local and national employers.

The event is brought by Working Wales (delivered by Careers Wales), the Department for Work and Pensions, South East Wales Cardiff Capital Region Skills Partnership and other organisations and employers.

The session will explore: jobs, apprenticeships, education and training, employment support and volunteering.

There will be a focus on certain sectors, including hospitality and tourism, construction, health and social care, creative and more.

Paty Wysom, operational development manager in Newport, said: “This will be the third time that we’re running a digital careers and jobs fair, which is a vital service for job seekers in Newport.

"Furlough was still available during our last series of events and now that the Job Retention Scheme has ended, even more people could be at risk of redundancy and we know job security remains a high priority for the people of Newport.

“Not only is this event an opportunity to see what options are out there at the moment, but also understand the potential opportunities on the horizon and be informed of alternatives that may otherwise have not been considered.”

Speaking on behalf of the Cardiff Capital Regions Skills Partnership, Councillor Jane Mudd, CCR cabinet member for learning, skills and talent and leader of Newport City Council, said: “We have many excellent and cutting-edge companies in south east Wales that are looking for people to fill a range of roles. Training is also available to enhance existing skills or teach new ones.

“Sign up for the digital careers event now. Just a couple hours of your time could lead to a new and fulfilling job.”

Careers Wales centres are now back open for pre-booked face-to-face appointments and some centres are also offering drop-in sessions where appointments are not necessary. All centres operate safely and in compliance with Covid regulations, including social distancing, requirement of facemasks and regular sanitising stations.

Call 0800 028 4844 to book or visit Working Wales’ contact page for more ways to get in touch. A full list of centres can be found here.