Reach new heights with a career in the Armed Forces

Tuesday, 29 August, 2017

Now in its fifth year the Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair will be a chance for job seekers and those looking for a new career to see what the Armed Forces have to offer.

The Army, Territorial Army, Royal Navy and the Royal Marines will all be in action on the day which takes place at the Princes Theatre, Town Hall in Clacton on Tuesday 3rd October from 10am until 4pm.

The Army will be inviting visitors to take part in their Climbing Wall Challenge, and will bring along a selection of army vehicles and some unique virtual reality experiences.

Chief Petty Officer Tony Allen, who is a Careers Advisor from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines Ipswich Careers Office, said he was personally looking forward to attending this year’s Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair.

"No matter where you are in the world, every day in the Royal Navy is different. That means we need people who are different. People who have the drive to develop the wide-ranging skills that keep the Royal Navy operationally effective on land, on the sea, underneath it, or flying over it."

"We will be recruiting for a variety of roles ranging from Catering to Engineering – so are you ready to go places? If so, make sure you come and visit us on our stand," he added.

Essex County Fire and Rescue Service (ECFRS) is also attending to promote the range of volunteering opportunities in the Tendring area.

Kieron Moir, Volunteer Coordinator for ECFRS, said they value the opportunity to talk to the wide range of people who visit the Tendring Jobs and Careers Fair.

"ECFRS volunteering is a great opportunity to build experience in the workplace or usefully fill some of your spare time, helping people to live safer lives," he added.

Staff Sergeant Andy Gibson, from the Army Recruiting office in Chelmsford said: "The Army has a large presence in Essex and we always enjoy coming to this event."

"We have many opportunities for people with over 74 different jobs to choose from and over 200 roles. We are the biggest supplier of apprenticeships in the UK in trades such as catering and mechanics. Our careers advisors are always happy to give guidance and advice on the Army and the joining process and we very much look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand."

Zoe Fairley, Tendring District Council’s Cabinet Member for Investment and Growth, said she was pleased that the Armed Services and ECFRS were returning again.

"These organisations are a huge draw for our event who always inspire visitors with their stands and the selection of opportunities they have to offer. We’re very grateful for their time and ongoing contribution to the Tendring District."

The event has been sponsored by the following businesses: Affinity Water, Harwich Haven Authority, Galloper Wind Farms, Electric Centre Clacton, Surya Foods, Surya Hotels and Grange Fencing. For further information go to: www.tendringdc.gov.uk/jobsfair

Look out for the Twitter handle #tendringjobsfair and the brand new Facebook page that has been created ready for the event www.facebook.com/tendringjobsandcareersfair

Last updated on: 29/08/2017 - 15:56