Penrith Jobs Fair

The Penrith Jobs Fair was held on 7 February 2020 at Penrith Valley Regional Sports Centre.

30 Herbert St
Cambridge Park NSW 2747

Date: Friday 7 February 2020
Time: 9.30 am to 3.30 pm
Register: Registrations have now closed

The Penrith Jobs Fair brought together job seekers, employers, employment service providers and recruitment agencies from the Greater Western Sydney region.

This event provided you with an opportunity to connect with businesses face-to-face to discuss jobs in more detail and learn about training, education and career options across the Penrith region. There was a number of job seeker workshops throughout the day to assist you in securing your next role.

Exhibitors were available throughout the entire event to answer questions about the jobs on offer.

Exhibitor list

  • Ability Options
  • Allsite Australia
  • APM Employment Service
  • Apprenticeship Careers Australia
  • ATEL Employment Services
  • atWork Australia
  • Australian Brick & Blocklaying Training Foundation
  • Australian Retailers Association
  • Broadspectrum
  • Cochlear Limited
  • CPB Contractors and Lendlease Joint Venture (Western Sydney Airport Bulk Earthworks Project)
  • Cricket NSW
  • Crown Resorts
  • Defence Force Recruiting
  • Department of Education, Skills and Employment
  • Dress for Success Sydney
  • Global Skills
  • Hospitality Training Network
  • IPA Recruitment Solutions
  • Job Outlook
  • Joblink Plus
  • Kincare
  • Konekt Employment
  • Landscape Solutions
  • Max Employment
  • Maxlife Care
  • McDonald's Australia
  • National Careers Institute
  • National Centre of indigenous Excellence
  • NECA Training and Apprenticeships
  • Penrith City Council
  • Programmed Skilled Workforce
  • Sarina Russo Job Access
  • St Vincent de Paul Society
  • TABMA Apprentices and Trainees
  • Uniting NSW/ACT
  • Wesley Mission

Presentation schedule

Time Presentations
10.00 am - 10.30 am How to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about employment industries in the Greater Western Sydney region and tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
10.40 am - 11.10 am STEM careers options
Hear from one of Australia’s leading astronomers and scientists about career opportunities in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.
11.20 am - 11.50 am Employer panel – what employers are looking for
Hear from employers in the construction, aged care and hospitality sectors in a facilitated panel about what employers are looking for when recruiting for new employees, advice on resumes, interviews and your first day of employment.
12.00 pm - 12.30 pm Skills transfer – how to transfer your skills from one industry to another
Considering a change of careers, find out how to best utilise your existing skill-set to transfer smoothly from one industry to another.
12.40 pm - 1.10 pm Career Pathways
What’s your dream career? VET has great pathways. Talk to successful VET students and providers about ways to reach your goal.
1.20 pm - 1.50 pm How to improve your chances of getting a job
Find out information about employment industries in the Greater Western Sydney region and tips on how to improve your chances of getting a job.
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm Apprenticeships and traineeships panel – what employers are looking for?
Hear from employer and services providers who employ and recruit apprenticeship and traineeship positions in a facilitated panel. Find out what employers are looking for when recruiting for new apprentices and trainees, advice on resumes, interviews and your first day of employment.
2.40 pm - 3.10 pm Job seeking for mature age job seekers
Are you looking to re-enter the workforce after a career break or considering what’s next as a mature age job seeker? This session will provide information on services and programs available to assist you.

Workshop schedule

Time Workshops
10.00 am - 10.30 am Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
How to structure your résumé, as well as highlight your strengths and skills to demonstrate your market value and unique experiences.
10.40 am - 11.10 am Master the art of the interview
Get prepared for an interview to set yourself up for success. Gain Interview skills to enhance your technique, and learn practical strategies for improving your outcome.
11.20 am - 11.50 am Job Outlook – helping you explore career opportunities
An interactive workshop on how to navigate the Job Outlook website to learn about the future employment outlook for your career path, pay, main tasks, and other careers that may interest you. Find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities you may need to get and keep a job.
12.00 pm - 12.30 pm Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
Structuring your résumé, highlight your strengths and skills to demonstrate your market value and unique experiences.
12.40 pm - 1.10 pm Using social media to help your job search
Social media is a significant and growing factor in getting a job, as well as how we network. Learn tips for how to best utilise social media such as LinkedIn, and practical tips for managing your own online identity and profile.
1.20 pm - 1.50 pm Job Outlook – helping you explore career opportunities
An interactive workshop on how to navigate the Job Outlook website to learn about the future employment outlook for your career path, pay, main tasks, and other careers that may interest you. Find out about the skills, knowledge and abilities you may need to get and keep a job.
2.00 pm - 2.30 pm Create a résumé which stands out from the crowd
Structuring your résumé, highlight your strengths and skills to demonstrate your market value and unique experiences.
2.40 pm - 3.10 pm Master the art of the interview
Get prepared for an interview to set yourself up for success. Gain Interview skills to enhance your technique, and learn practical strategies for improving your outcome.