Hundreds of jobs and apprenticeships on offer in Sunderland

The Barclays team.
The Barclays team.

More than 1,000 jobs and apprenticeships will be up for grabs when a major recruitment and careers event is held in Sunderland.

Dozens of companies will be at the The Job Show North East which runs from 10.30am to 3pm at the Stadium of Light, on Thursday, September 29.

We’re hugely excited to be able to offer a whole new range of career opportunities across the Sunderland site

Mel Donoghue

It is sponsored by Barclays and will showcase dozens of companies recruiting in a range of sectors.

It is the latest in a series of shows at venues including the homes of Leicester City, Manchester United, West Ham, Tottenham, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal football clubs.

As part of their ongoing recruitment drive in Sunderland, Mel Donoghue, Barclays Contact Centre site president said: “The Barclays Sunderland Contact Centre has been chosen to drive several new initiatives recently including fraud, video banking and voice security – opening up many new opportunities in an award winning environment.

“We are looking for people who are able to really connect with customers and we’re hugely excited to be able to offer a whole new range of career opportunities across the Sunderland site.”

The shows around the country bring together employers, training providers, universities, colleges, recruitment agencies and organisations.

Show director Victoria Clarke said: “We are pleased to be in the North East and thrilled Barclays are sponsors of The Job Show who will showcase their exciting job opportunities on the day as well as some of the top recruiters in the North East and surrounding areas.”

She said organisers were “really pleased to have opportunities in various fields.”

Victoria said the Apprenticeship and Training Centre will be “providing apprenticeships, information and guidance in careers as well as workshops for job seekers and professionals. We look forward to a successful and rewarding day.”

For more information on the Sunderland event, visit where people can register to attend.

Company’s interested in booking a stand should contact Victoria on 01733 555717 or email