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20,000 Christmas Jobs On The Cards For Tyne & Wear

06 Oct 2014

20,000 Christmas Jobs On The Cards For Tyne & Wear

Any students staying in (or returning to) the Tyne & Wear area for the Christmas and New Year holidays this year should be able to find a wide variety of Christmas jobs from the thousands of vacancies that are expected to be available.

A local college forecasts that over 20,000 temporary vacancies will be on offer in the region over the festive period in 2014, so students should be able to pick and choose between temporary retail jobs, catering positions, hospitality work and many other options in Tyne & Wear this Christmas.

Sunderland College are liaising between local employers and local job seekers in Tyne & Wear to try to match the best Christmas job vacancies with the most appropriate candidates in the area. The college is running a free scheme which prepares job seekers for work and tailors it specifically to the needs of local employers so that they can find suitable applicants for their Christmas and New Year Sales jobs in 2014.

Sunderland College’s employer relationship manager, Paul Stafford, stressed that although the scheme had no hard and fast rules about whether a company was under an obligation to take on candidates once they had completed the programme, so far it has proved to be mutually beneficial to both job seekers and employers in Tyne & Wear.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for businesses to utilise the expertise of our employer engagement department, and ensures the temporary Christmas staff they employ already have the necessary skills and training they need for their role. People who attend the training programmes leave with a range of new skills which gives them a major advantage in the jobs market and helps them to find future employment,” said Mr Stafford.

Just a couple of Tyne & Wear employers which have worked with the scheme are Tesco and Cineworld - but many other local businesses are set to benefit from the initiative. Interested employers or job seekers can find out more the training programmes at Sunderland College by sending off an email to [email protected].

If you are looking for Christmas vacancies for the holidays in Tyne & Wear - or anywhere else in the UK for that matter - then check out our constantly-updated list of UK Christmas Jobs today. And, for Tyne & Wear vacancies at other times of the year, have a look over our dedicated page of Part Time Jobs In Tyne & Wear.

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