This project aims to support local employers by helping them recruit young talent and help the local community by bringing job opportunities to the forefront.

Primary research has been conducted with key stakeholders, alumni and local employers to understand the current challenges in recruitment in the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole (BCP) area.

Funded by BCP council, the project is hoping to:

  • improve recruitment activities for local employers
  • create more job opportunities for the young talent of the local community
  • improve the ways through which job opportunities are circulated

Based on the findings of the research, a careers expo event was organised to help address the challenges identified.

The event, called Careers expo - Love where you work, took place on 8 February 2023 at The Hilton in Bournemouth town centre. 

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Identifying the challenges

Research findings

Careers expo - Love where you work

The Careers expo - Love where you work event addressed some of the challenges identified through the research, publicising a range of jobs within six key sectors for the BCP region. 

A young man standing up shakes hands with a woman over a desk

Based on the research findings, a number of different activities were designed - including on-the-spot interviews and experiential working opportunities, where employers will be able to share their experience of a day at their workplace to provide potential candidates with an insight into their organisational culture.

A stand was also set up at the event to take professional photos of potential candidates that can be used on LinkedIn and other channels to help create a professional first impression and address employers' queries regarding candidates' profiles.

Find out who exhibited at the Careers Expo