Jobs and Skills Fair


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Digital Media Centre, County Way, Barnsley, S70 2JW

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About The Event

Looking for a job or a new career?

Setting up your own business?

Want to improve your skills or qualifications?

Visit the information stalls, join a workshop, attend a presentation.

Call in at any time and stay for as long as you need.

Find out about:

  • English language fluency requirements.
  • Hints and tips to successfully apply for jobs with the public sector.
  • Checking your qualifications are relevant for jobs in the UK.
  • What you need to do to be cleared to work with children and adults in vulnerable situations.
  • Help and advice to set up your own business.

Speak to the employers, including:

  • Barnsley Council
  • South Yorkshire Police
  • Barnsley Hospital
  • South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue
  • Berneslai Homes

Speak to training and skills providers, including:

  • Workers Education Association / Northern College
  • Barnsley College
  • Adult Skills and Community Learning

Discuss careers and opportunities in:

  • Medical, health and social care
  • The police and fire services
  • Volunteering and community projects
  • Housing and community safety

Discuss starting your own business with:

  • Prince’s Trust
  • Business Start-up advisers

Some workshops may be popular so please book to reserve your place:

Application and Interview Skills

How to apply for jobs in Barnsley, on-line application process, application form or CVs, interview skills and more.

1:10pm to 1:40pm
Starting Your Own Business

Help and support for starting your own business, different types of business startup,

opening bank accounts, and more.

1:50pm to 2:20pm

Qualifications and Certificates

Equivalent qualifications from overseas, Disclosure and Barring Service, Right to Work and more.

2:40pm to 3:10pm
English Language Learning and Requirements

How to access English language courses and conversation classes, the standard of English required for most employers, English language fluency requirements and more.

3:30pm to 4:00pm


How to find out about volunteering opportunities, Right to Work (as applies to volunteering), selection criteria, setting up your own community projects, support available and more.

4:20pm to 4:50pm

To reserve a place on a workshop please email

or telephone 01226 787638