A graduate has told how a major North Tyneside jobs fair helped him land his dream job.

Adam Parker, 22, (pictured) went along to last year’s Cobalt Jobs Fair where he met representatives from IT firm Perfect Image.

After a helpful discussion, he left with some materials about the company and what they do.

A couple of months later Adam saw a job advert on the firm’s website and he immediately applied.

It turned out to be one of the best decisions he could have made.

Adam, from Washington, explained: “I used all the material they gave me at the jobs fair to help me write my CV specifically for this position and the rest of the application process.

“Since then I have managed to get a job here and I’m now a graduate developer and have been for the last six or seven months.

“I’m really glad that I’m here and don’t want to leave any time soon because the environment and people are great.”

Adam is now urging other jobseekers to come along to this year’s Cobalt Jobs Fair.

Hundreds of roles will be on offer at the event which takes place at Cobalt Business Park on Thursday 18 October.

The event is organised by North Tyneside Council in partnership with Cobalt Park and is sponsored by Accenture.

It will take place between 11am and 3pm at Cobalt 23.

Now in its fourth year, the recruitment fair will showcase hundreds of opportunities in a wide range of industries, including IT, finance, sales, customer service and public sector.

Full-time, part-time, apprenticeship, training and graduate opportunities will be on offer as well as entry-level to senior positions.

Dozens of businesses, large and small, and various other organisations specialising in all sorts of areas will be attending, including:

  • Accenture
  • Perfect Image
  • EE
  • Utilitywise
  • Cobalt Hospital
  • DXC Technology
  • Santander
  • Northumbria Police
  • North Tyneside SCITT
  • North Tyneside Council’s Fostering Service

Last year’s event was a massive success as 1,200 jobseekers turned out to find their dream job or discover new opportunities open to them.

North Tyneside’s Elected Mayor Norma Redfearn CBE was there and will be attending again this time round.

She said: “Each year the Cobalt Jobs Fair gets bigger and bigger and more and more successful.

“This year promises to be another roaring success with hundreds of opportunities on offer for everyone, no matter what your background.

“I look forward to seeing you all there on 18 October for what I’m sure will be another fantastic day!”

Lynn Cramman, Business Development Manager for Cobalt Park, is looking forward to another successful event: “The jobs fair is now into its fourth year due to the success of previous events in partnership with North Tyneside Council and the prestigious companies based at Cobalt Park.

“The onsite management team are dedicated to helping our occupiers recruit and retain the right staff. We host hundreds of events each year and offer a free discount card, which is testament to the work the onsite team carries out to make Cobalt a vibrant place to work.”

You can follow all the latest news and updates on social media using the event hashtag #CobaltJobs2018 and for more information about careers at Cobalt visit http://cobaltpark.co.uk/careers