Careers fair promotes hundreds of job opportunities at Cobalt

October 27 2015 Careers fair promotes hundreds of job opportunities at Cobalt

The Cobalt Careers Fair took place on Thursday, October 22 from 3:00pm – 7:00pm at Cobalt Park in North Tyneside, seeing over 700 candidates attend, travelling from all over the region to see what was on offer from the parks companies.

Cobalt Park employers and North Tyneside Council, Education to Employment Team invited the regions job seekers to come along and discover more, with entry level roles to senior positions available in vacancies from a host of companies at the park.

Companies recruiting included EE, Utilitywise, HP, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Santander, North Tyneside Council and Newcastle Building Society to name a few.

And those who couldn’t make the event are being urged to check online as vacancies are still available.

Recruiters were delighted with the calibre of the candidates attending and such will be looking to provide more regular careers events for the public.

The Cobalt MORE team were on hand at the event to offer all visitors personalised travel plans and information on park connectivity as well as on the host of other benefits of working at the park, including hundreds of annual events and the sought after Cobalt MORE card which provides freebies and discounts throughout the region.

Lynn Cramman, Business Development Manager at Cobalt Park said “In the past year Cobalt occupiers have recruited for over 1,000 new roles, heavy recruiters include Accenture, Utilitywise, EE & Hewlett Packard to name a few. The 11 lettings over the past 2 years have increased Cobalt’s workforce to around 14,000, with Cobalt companies still expanding this is expected to grow in the next 12 months.”

“The careers fair came about as a result of the ongoing expansion and demand from each occupier for collaborative working opportunities, along with North Tyneside Council on an exclusive Cobalt Park careers fair which has been a great success for park tenants whom are recruiting”

“Cobalt has a recruitment catchment of over 1.1 million people, our quality, transport links and full range of amenities has led to the unrivalled take up of space and clearly proves the location is a major success story for the Region. The fact that they and six other major organisations have chosen to expand via the acquisition of additional office space at Cobalt is the best possible endorsement of the scheme’s quality and the strength of its connectivity”.

Elected Mayor of North Tyneside, Norma Redfearn, who visited the event said: “ Our residents have told us that bringing more jobs to the borough, and providing opportunities for local people to access them is their top priority.

“I am delighted that North Tyneside Council has been able to work together with Cobalt Business Park and the other employers it works alongside to provide a successful showcase event for the vacancies available here and what the site offers to those who work here.”

Claire Dunn from North Tyneside Council, Education to Employment Team commented,

“We are delighted to be able to support our local businesses with this event and our residents have accessed a wide range of opportunities. There have already been job offers made as a direct result of the event and many interviews in the pipeline.”

Cobalt Companies recruiting at the fair commented:

‘I was so impressed with the turnout yesterday at the Cobalt Career Event. The organisers did a great job. The volume and the calibre of people at the event was excellent. My team received a total of 200 CVs from potential candidates and we’ve already started working on them to try and progress as soon as we can. I would fully support more events like this happening, as I’m more than confident these events will help Utilitywise with its current recruitment and talent acquisition targets.’
Comment from Utilitywise

‘Accenture met many strong candidates for our business at all levels. The atmosphere was fantastic, and it was a great opportunity for local people to find out more about the organisations on the Cobalt Business Park.’
Comment from Accenture

‘We found the Cobalt Recruitment Event to be a fantastic event not only in promoting the various different vacancies but also helping us to maintain our presence within the business park.’
Comment from Hewlett Packard Enterprise

‘It was an fantastic event for us with excellent support. We feel it was a great location, we had great candidate interest and it was very well organised’
Comment from EE

For more on career opportunities at the park visit www.cobaltpark.co.uk/careers

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