JOB hunters are being urged to visit a host of potential employers at an event in Hartford tomorrow, Thursday.

Around 40 companies and organisations are confirmed to attend the fifth annual jobs and apprenticeships fair organised by Weaver Vale MP Graham Evans.

"This is one of the highlights of my year," said Graham.

"I’m absolutely passionate about getting people into work – whether they are looking to re-enter the workplace or indeed are trying to get their first foot on the jobs ladder.

"Bringing employers and local people together in one room helps get more people into jobs, training and apprenticeship schemes, which means more people with the security of a pay packet and the ability to plan for the future."

The latest batch of employers to confirm includes international engineering company Seimens, manufacturer Fine Décor, Peel Holdings, Halton Borough Council and University College Chester.

There will be various workshops throughout the event on CV skills writing, interview skills and lectures on the importance of apprenticeships.

Last year’s fair saw a Hartford man land a dream role with the British Army as well as the recruitment of various company apprenticeships.

"Apprenticeships play a vital role in our work force," said Graham.

"Many of the companies attending run excellent apprenticeship schemes and when you speak to apprentices you understand just how rewarding that experience is."

The fair takes place at Mid Cheshire College, in Chester Road, from 10am to 3pm.

Admission is free.