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South East Careers

South East Careers Fair

19th October: Young People Aged 15+
21st October: Adult Jobseekers

Join us to discover some of the thousands of current and future opportunities across Essex, Southend, Thurrock, Kent and Medway, and East Sussex, with an exciting range of South East employers.

We are the careers and employability event designed to give you all the tools and opportunities to find the path to your future in the region.

The event includes speaker sessions in a virtual auditorium setting, as well as a virtual exhibition hall to connect you with local projects and employers. Here you can explore opportunities for work experience, placements, open positions, and other pathways to your new career!

The event focuses on growing industries in the area, which are looking for new professionals or will have advancement or training opportunities in the near future. These include:

Agricultural, Environmental and Animal Care; Construction; Creative and Cultural; Digital and ICT; Engineering and Manufacturing; Finance; Health and Social Care; Logistics; and the Visitor Economy.

This event is brought to you by the South East Local Enterprise Partnership and the South East Digital Skills Partnership, who are working to give a clear employer voice on skills and to ensure an understanding of current and future skills needs and labour market challenges.

Sign up to attend South East Careers now

South East Careers Magazine

The South East Careers magazine is an accompanying resource for those set to join us at careers event, as well as a stand-alone resource for others. It contains links to organisations and programmes offering support to jobseekers and young people, links to all of our Colleges, Universities and provider networks, as well as interesting careers information.

If you’d like to find out more about the Careers Fair, check inside on pages 6-7 for further information including speakers and sessions.

Read South East Careers Magazine now


Day 1 | 19th October | 2-6pm
Young People Aged 15+

For young people aged 15 and over, including students at school, college or university (as well as Careers Advisers and other education staff)

Are you at school, college or university? Are you unsure of your next step? Want to meet with and talk to employers in your region about their sector and jobs within them? Want some hints and tips about looking for work and other opportunities? Are you a parent, or a Careers Adviser?

Join us online at South East Careers on the 19th October, and tour our virtual exhibition hall, and take a seat in the virtual auditorium to hear presentations and watch video content all geared towards helping you understand what’s out there for you. Live chat with our exhibitors on the day and pick up information from their stands in your virtual basket. And don’t forget, you can continue to log-in for up to 30 days after the event, so you won’t miss a thing!

If you represent a school, college or university and would like to register a group of students, please contact Jim Wilkinson at James.Wilkinson@essex.gov.uk.

Find out more on page 6 of the South East Careers Magazine

Day 2 | 21st October | 3-7pm
Adult Jobseekers

For adult job seekers or potential sector changers, those made redundant or looking to retrain

Are you unemployed at the moment? Are you in a job but considering changing career? Are you looking to return to work after a while out? Do you support people to look for work?

Join us online at South East Careers on the 21st October, wander around our virtual exhibition hall and live chat to a range of employers and other organisations, listen to our speakers and watch recorded, useful video content in our virtual auditorium, all geared towards helping you take your next step.

We’ve got a range of exhibitors, from sectors like construction, health and social care and finance, and you’ll be able to gather information from each one in your digital basket. Once you’ve registered you can continue to log-in up to 30 days after the event, so you won’t miss a thing.

Find out more on page 7 of the South East Careers Magazine

What’s on in the Virtual Auditorium?

We’ve got a packed agenda on both days at South East Careers 2021. Join us live on the day before you tour the virtual exhibition stands, or watch your choice of sessions later!


VFairs Attendee User Guide

Our virtual host for the South East Careers Fair, VFairs, has supplied a handy user guide to help you with logging in on the day, navigating the lobby and auditorium, and using the live functions including chat and speaking to exhibitors.

You can view this guide here, or download it to save so you have it to hand on the morning of the fair.

For a full FAQ for VFairs and the fair, as well as contact details if you have any questions, head to southeastcareers.vfairs.com.

View the VFairs User Guide