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Careers Fair - Theatre at The Mill

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Exciting News!

Exciting News!

On Tuesday 6 February the Theatre at The Mill was buzzing with excitement as over 800 young people from the Antrim and Newtownabbey area gathered to explore a diverse range of career opportunities at the first ever Careers Fair to be held there.

Organised by the Antrim and Newtownabbey Labour Market Partnership, and funded by Department for Communities (DfC), the event brought together over 50 employers, universities, training providers and support organisations under one roof.

The Careers Fair aimed to provide young people with valuable insights into various career pathways and the skills required to succeed in their chosen fields. Attendees had the opportunity to interact directly with representatives from different sectors, gaining first—hand knowledge about job prospects, educational opportunities, apprenticeships and support services available within the community. 

Representatives from industries including manufacturing, health and social care, hospitality and logistics were on hand to engage with the children, sharing valuable insights and advice to help them navigate their career journeys. Additionally, attendees had the opportunity to learn about CV building, interview preparation and other essential skills necessary for entering the workforce.

The Feedback

The Feedback

Mayor of Antrim and Newtownabbey, Councillor Mark Cooper was thrilled to see such a tremendous turnout at the Careers Fair. Speaking at the event, he commented: “It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm and curiosity of our young people as they explore their future possibilities. This event is a testament to the collaborative efforts of our local businesses, support organisations and our schools and universities in helping to shape our next generation of professionals. My recommendation would be to make this an annual event following such a successful launch”.

Feedback from attendees was also extremely positive and were quoted as saying:

“Very Interesting and helpful advisors”

“Plenty of opportunities”

“Good range of employers and all engaged”

“Excellent event and great advice available”

Career Talks Timetable

Career Talks









Apprenticeships in Transport, Logistics & Motor Trade


Transport Training Services

Robert Deignan, Careers Development Officer


Hospitality Sector

McKeever Hotel Group

Martin Toner, Group Human Resources Manager



IT Sector

Bring IT On (Belfast Met)

Lisa McCaul,

Business Development Executive



Vehicle Production & Maintenance

Dennison Commercials

Regan Bingham, HR Officer


Advanced Manufacturing


Caroline Beck, Recruitment Business Partner



Retail, Transport & Logistics, Food & Property

The Henderson Group

Joanne McClelland, Talent Acquisition Specialist



Further Education

Northern Regional College

Nicola Davidson, Careers Advisor


Energy Sector

Firmus Energy

Adam Slingsby, Learning & Development Lead



University of Ulster

Conán Meehan, Student Outreach & Recruitment Officer



IT Sector


Peter Gordon, Workday Extend Architect

Useful Contacts

Antrim and Newtownabbey Labour Market Partnership

Mossley Mill,
Carnmoney Road North,
BT36 5QA

Tel: 0300 123 4568

Email Antrim and Newtownabbey Labour Market Partnership