OXFORD Town Hall will be packed with jobseekers tomorrow following the return of the Oxford Times Jobs Fair.

The Autumn event is taking place after career opportunities at the event in February attracted more than 1,500 visitors.

Once again there will be hundreds of jobs on offer, as 33 employers set up exhibition stands so they can talk to prospective employees and hand out information.

The main hall at the venue in St Aldate's will be busy all day once the jobs fair gets under way at 10am.

Exhibitors will include Day and Nightcare Assistance, once again event sponsors, South Central Ambulance Service, NHS Blood and Transport, Tesco, Andrews Property Service, Grundon Waste Management, Age UK Oxfordshire, and parcels firm Hermes.

Day and Nightcare Assistance managers said they were delighted to sponsor the jobs fair as the long-established family-run company loved to welcome new faces.

Managing director John Maloney said: "The need for social care keeps growing as the population grows older.

"In Oxfordshire, thousands of people have values and skills which we can help develop into a career while providing a much appreciated service.

‘As an Oxfordshire employer, the job fair is a fantastic way of meeting potential team members face-to-face, giving them the chance to talk to us informally about the various roles we have and how we can help them find something that suits their style."

Activate Learning staff will also be available to discuss Activate Enterprise, the largest apprenticeship provider in the region, with over 1,000 vacancies available each year.

It works alongside over 2,000 businesses to create a variety of apprenticeships, from catering and hospitality, to health and social care, right through to team leadership and management apprenticeships.

A spokesman said: "By working with some of the region’s top employers, creating fantastic apprenticeships, Activate Enterprise hopes to match ambitious companies with great candidates.

More and more businesses are turning to apprenticeships, looking to attract new talent to their company."

Newsquest media sales manager Belinda Rand said the jobs fair was back as the first event in February proved such a success with more than 1,500 visitors.

She added: "It's going to be a very busy day - there's a very diverse range of companies taking part from across the county and there will be all sorts of job opportunities on offer.

"Prospective employees will have a chance to find out about all sorts of different job opportunities.

"They could be looking for a temporary or full-time position - or even a complete career change."

The fair will start at 10am and run until 4pm and there is free entry.