Penrith Jobs Fair to be held in February

For: 

Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre
30 Herbert St
Cambridge Park NSW 2747

Date: Friday 7 February 2020
Time: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm

The Penrith Jobs Fair will bring together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies from the Greater Western Sydney region.

This event will provide you with an opportunity to connect with businesses face-to-face to discuss jobs in more detail and learn about training, education and career options across the Penrith region. There will also be a number of job seeker workshops throughout the day to assist you in securing your next role.

Exhibitors will be available throughout the entire event to answer questions about the jobs on offer, so drop in any time between 09.30am and 3.30pm to have a chat.

For job seekers wanting more information, please contact your jobactive provider or check back regularly for updated exhibitor listings and workshop times.

Exhibitor expression of interest

Job Seekers register your interest

Exhibitor list 

Make sure you check back regularly for updates on exhibitors attending.

  • Ability Options
  • Allsite Australia
  • APM Employment Service
  • Apprenticeship Careers Australia
  • ATEL Employment Services
  • atWork Australia
  • Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation
  • Australian Retailers Association
  • Broadspectrum
  • Cochlear Limited
  • CPB Contractors and Lendlease Joint Venture (Western Sydney Airport Bulk Earthworks Project)
  • Cricket NSW
  • Crown Resorts
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Dress for Success Sydney
  • Global Skills
  • Hospitality Training Network
  • IPA Recruitment Solutions
  • Job Outlook
  • Joblink Plus
  • Kincare
  • Konekt Employment
  • Landscape Solutions
  • Max Employment
  • Maxlife Care
  • McDonald's Australia
  • National Careers Institute
  • National Centre of indigenous Excellence
  • NECA Training and Apprenticeships
  • Penrith City Council
  • Programmed Skilled Workforce
  • Sarina Russo Job Access
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • TABMA Apprentices and Trainees
  • Uniting NSW/ACT
  • Wesley Mission

Presentation schedule

Time Presentations
10.00 am - 10.30 am How to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about employment industries in the Greater Western Sydney region and tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
10.40 am - 11.10 am STEM careers options
Hear from one of Australia’s leading astronomers and scientists about career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
11.20 am - 11.50 am Employer panel – what employers are looking for
Hear from employers in the construction, aged care and hospitality sectors in a facilitated panel about what employers are looking for when recruiting for new employees, advice on resumes, interviews and your first day of employment.
12.00 pm - 12.30 pm Skills transfer – how to transfer your skills from one industry to another
Considering a change of careers, find out how to best utilise your existing skill-set to transfer smoothly from one industry to another.
12.40 pm - 1.10 pm Career Pathways
What’s your dream career? VET has great pathways. Talk to successful VET students and providers about ways to reach your goal.
1.20 pm - 1.50 pm How to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about employment industries in the Greater Western Sydney region and tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm Apprenticeships and traineeships panel – what employers are looking for?
Hear from employer and services providers who employ and recruit apprenticeship and traineeship positions in a facilitated panel. Find out what employers are looking for when recruiting for new apprentices and trainees, advice on resumes, interviews and your first day of employment.
2.40 pm - 3.10 pm Job seeking for mature age job seekers
Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after a career break or considering what’s next as a mature age job seeker? This session will provide information on services and programs available to assist you.

Workshop schedule

Time Workshops
10.00 am - 10.30 am Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
How to structure your résumé, as well as highlight your strengths and skills to demonstrate your market value and unique experiences.
10.40 am - 11.10 am Master the art of the interview
Get prepared for an interview to set yourself up for success. Gain Interview skills to enhance your technique, and learn practical strategies for improving your outcome.
11.20 am - 11.50 am Job Outlook – helping you explore career opportunities
An interactive workshop on how to navigate the Job Outlook website to learn about the future employment outlook for your career path, pay, main tasks, and other careers that may interest you. Find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities you may need to get and keep a job.
12.00 pm - 12.30 pm Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
Structuring your résumé, highlight your strengths and skills to demonstrate your market value and unique experiences.
12.40 pm - 1.10 pm Using social media to help your job search
Social media is a significant and growing factor in getting a job, as well as how we network. Learn tips for how to best utilise social media such as LinkedIn, and practical tips for managing your own online identity and profile.
1.20 pm - 1.50 pm Job Outlook – helping you explore career opportunities
An interactive workshop on how to navigate the Job Outlook website to learn about the future employment outlook for your career path, pay, main tasks, and other careers that may interest you. Find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities you may need to get and keep a job.
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
Structuring your résumé, highlight your strengths and skills to demonstrate your market value and unique experiences.
2.40 pm - 3.10 pm Master the art of the interview
Get prepared for an interview to set yourself up for success. Gain Interview skills to enhance your technique, and learn practical strategies for improving your outcome.

Free services available on the day

Booking for these services can be made on the day

Time Services

10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Résumé tips and advice - individual résumé assistance

10.00 am - 3.30 pm

Interview tips and advice - individual interview tips and advice

Transport

There will be a free shuttle bus from Kingswood train station to the Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre throughout the day. The first bus will depart Kingswood station at 9.30am, with all other departures approximately every 20 minutes. The last bus will depart Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre to Kingswood station at 3.20 pm.

There is plenty of free parking available at the venue for those who are driving.

Tips to make the most of a Jobs Fair 

Make the most of the opportunity

A Jobs Fair is a fantastic and unique opportunity to meet and talk to your potential employer. There is nothing quite as effective as face-to-face contact.

Bring a copy of your current résumé to hand to employers. First impressions are important, so make sure you come prepared, and show enthusiasm for and interest in the company during your face-to-face interactions.   

Dress for success

What you wear is important. Be aware that employers really do notice details like untidy clothes, and dressing appropriately shows an understanding of behaviour expected in a workplace.

Research the companies attending the Jobs Fair

One of the most frequent complaints from employers is that candidates do not take the time to research their company before speaking to them.  Learning a thing or two about the company will help you prepare for discussions with the employer and help you respond to them better.

Ask the right questions

Experts say you should never ask ‘What kind of positions are you hiring for?’ or ‘What is your organisation all about?’ These answers are quite easy for you to find out online.

Instead, ask ‘What kind of person are you looking for?’ or ‘What skills or qualifications do you see as important?’ 

Remember the Jobs Fair is a great networking opportunity 

Job Fairs provide access to a range of employers, employment providers, industry bodies and government agencies all in one place. You may discover new companies, which you haven’t contacted before. Chat with representatives, leave a great first impression and collect as many business cards as you can. These contacts will be very handy when open positions are later advertised.

Be prepared to answer questions about yourself and be enthusiastic 

Employers love when job seekers come to a Jobs Fair with positive energy and enthusiasm. Be ready to answer “Tell me about yourself.’ Prepare a brief statement beforehand about yourself, your experience, accomplishments and skills, and why you would like to work for their company. This will help you feel more confident. 

Apply online after you meet with any company representatives 

After you have attended the Jobs Fair and left résumés with several employers, it is important to remember to also apply online – more and more employers like to receive applications this way. Remember to refer to the conversation you had at the Jobs Fair with the employer in your cover letter. 

Just because an employer took your résumé, it doesn’t mean that you have been shortlisted for an interview. The employer will let you know if they would like you to attend an interview. 

Follow up by email 

Last but not least, don’t forget to send thank you emails to all the representatives you connected with at the Jobs Fair. This shows interest and ambition. Use the business cards you collected to make sure you don’t forget anyone. 

Good Luck!