The Fresh Careers Fair




Business Design Centre

The Fresh Careers Fair returns next year with a new venue designed to accommodate the growing demand to attend and exhibit at the popular, annual event that connects new talent with leading fresh food and drink employers.

Heading into its fourth edition, the exclusive recruitment fair for the fresh produce, retail, foodservice and hospitality sectors takes place on March 13, 2019 at London’s stylish Business Design Centre, which originally opened as the Royal Agricultural Hall in 1862.

Hosted by the organisers of the award-winning London Produce Show and Conference, the event is proud to announce headline sponsors for 2019: The Worshipful Company of Fruiterers and the Fresh Produce Consortium.

The Fresh Careers Fair offers complimentary access to high-calibre college students, university undergraduates, graduates, jobseekers and career changers of all disciplines.

During the course of the day, these skilled newcomers interested in a fresh food and drink career have the chance to meet face-to-face with exhibiting top-brand employers looking to recruit new talent.

Hannah Gorvin, Chief Marketing Officer for The Fresh Careers Fair, explains: “By 2024, the food and drink industry needs 130,000 new employees; making The Fresh Careers Fair an unmissable recruitment opportunity for both jobseekers and employers.

“Many jobseekers are unaware of the diverse range of skilled roles and extensive employment opportunities offered by the food and drink industry, where prior experience is not always required.

“This is the chance for employers to promote their brand, shout about the life-long careers they can offer, and raise awareness of the enviable benefits the fresh food and drink sector can provide. Put simply, the businesses that participate will get noticed and find talent.

“At the same time, employers can forge connections with key educational institutions, and network with the leading recruitment and training agencies who also attend The Fresh Careers Fair every year.”

Employers who take an exhibition stand will be able to promote their part-time, full-time, temporary and permanent positions in the food and drink sector, including national and international roles, as well as work experience and placements, plus graduate schemes, internships and apprenticeships.

Introductions to exhibiting companies will be provided to attendees by a group of food and drink industry experts hand-picked by the organisers. These mentors will also offer attendees free guidance and inspirational feedback on their career goals.

Gorvin comments: “Over the past three years, The Fresh Careers Fair is proud to have successfully connected a remarkable number of jobseekers with fresh food and drink industry-leading employers. Many of these vital introductions have led to work placements and full-time jobs. Attendees have turned up, for free and got hired!”

Exhibiting employers can also select from a range of bespoke sponsorship packages to further promote their brand to those interested in a career in the fresh food and drink industry.

Current exhibiting employers at The Fresh Careers Fair include: Mitchells & Butlers, Greene King, Berryworld, Quinta do Lago Resort, AMC Fresh Group, Berry Gardens, HelloFresh, Lidl, Hakkansan Group, The Fresh Produce Centre, Searcys, Richard Hochfeld, HelloFresh, and Vitacress Salads among many others.

Recruitment and training agencies in attendance include: MorePeople, FMK Consulting, Angel Human Resources, Henderson Brown Recruitment, Springboard, and MDS.

The Fresh Careers Fair 2019 opens at 9.15am and closes at 4pm on Wednesday 13 March 2019 at the Business Design Centre in Islington, north London.