‘Cityzens’ job fair to help COVID-clobbered


Manchester City will host job fair at Etihad Image: MJR Group Ltd./Coliseum

Premier League club Manchester City (UK) will host a two-day ‘Market Place’ jobs fair at its home ground – Etihad Stadium – on July 2nd and July 3rd, 2021 with over 170 organizations from Greater Manchester who are actively recruiting invited to take part.

‘Manchester City’ stated that the event, which will be the first of its kind in Manchester, is aimed at matching local people with viable job opportunities and will showcase pathways into new careers and training courses. The objective is to help locals made unemployed during the deadly attack of the COVID-19 variant in the United Kingdom find new careers.

Manchester City Football Club is an English football club based in Manchester (UK) that competes in the Premier League, the top flight of English football. Founded in 1880 as St. Mark’s, it became Ardwick Association Football Club in 1887 and Manchester City in 1894.

The City of Manchester Stadium in Manchester, England, also known as the Etihad Stadium for sponsorship reasons, is the home of Manchester City F.C., with a domestic football capacity of 55,017, making it the fifth-largest in the Premier League and 10th-largest in the United Kingdom.

To ensure the opportunities on offer are as broad and wideranging as possible, the club has actively approached businesses from a variety of sectors who can offer roles from entry level apprenticeships to full-time employment.

‘Manchester City’ further stated that as part of the ‘Market Place’, Manchester City will also deliver a series of workshops led by club representatives to provide practical career advice and guidance, as well as inspire and encourage attendees to pursue their career goals.

The event builds on City Football Group’s ‘Cityzens Giving for Recovery’ program, a 12-month initiative launched in June 2020 to focus donations, expertise, facilities, resources and voice, on making a positive difference to the recovery of communities.

London (UK)-based the City Football Group is a holding company that administers association football clubs. Amongst the several football teams owned by the City Football Group, the biggest club in their holding is the Premier League club Manchester City.

Whilst further details about the Market Place event and the COVID secure protocols that will be in place will be announced in due course, anyone in Manchester who is currently looking for employment opportunities or a change in career can register their interest now by emailing: marketplace@mancity.com.

The event, which is due be held in person at the Etihad’s variety of suites, boxes and function rooms, is dependent on the lifting of social distancing restrictions on June 21st, as set out in the Government’s roadmap.

Commenting on the club’s ‘Market Place’ jobs fair, Pete Bradshaw, Director of Sustainability, Manchester City, stated, “Manchester has endured numerous challenges over the past year and as the City recovers from the pandemic we know that there are many people in our community who will be seeking new opportunities in training and employment. Manchester City’s ‘Market Place’ jobs fair has been designed specifically with these people in mind.”

Added Bradshaw, “The two-day event, which is the first of its kind in Manchester, will bring together organizations who are offering job opportunities and the people who are looking for them. Alongside this, the club will deliver a series of workshops led by Manchester City representatives offering local people practical advice and guidance to help them on their career journey. We have no doubt that Manchester’s recovery from the pandemic will be a strong one and we are proud to play our part to support that.”

Councilor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Skills, Culture and Leisure, Manchester City Council, added, “Events like this provide opportunities for Manchester people to realize their potential and they are more important than ever now as the City looks to emerge from the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Having so many different employers and opportunities under one roof, including apprenticeships where people can learn on the job, shows that despite the challenges of the times the City can still offer lots of routes into employment.”

Added Rahman, “Many of the City’s businesses have continued to recruit during the pandemic and there has been a growth in employment opportunities in health and social care, education and digital in particular.”

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