Businesses from all over the area have signed up to take part in a major careers fair being hosted by the University of Chester next month.

Many businesses are working with the university’s Business School to highlight the different career paths on offer in the tourism, hospitality and events sectors.

The Business School is staging the careers fair - open to current and prospective students - showcasing the variety of jobs available in the tourism industry. The event takes place at its new Queen’s Park campus on Wednesday, April 20.

Among those already signed up are Chester Race Company, Chester Zoo, Chester Cathedral, ABode Hotel Chester, The Mill Hotel, Marketing Cheshire and the International Festival for Business 2016. The university’s careers service will also be on hand to give advice and answer questions.

The event will feature a series of presentations by key speakers with interesting career paths in the tourism industry.

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The presentations will open the Cfair from 1-2pm and will be followed by the exhibition staffed by representatives of leading visitor economy businesses in the Atrium of Churchill House, overlooking the River Dee.

Dr Andy Lyon, head of department, marketing, tourism, events management at the university, said: “We’re delighted to be hosting a careers fair at our new Business School site on the Queen’s Park Campus.

“It promises to be an ideal opportunity for companies to talk about careers and jobs on offer in the tourism industry and potentially recruit a new intake of personnel.

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“Our academic team will also be on duty to advise about the extensive choice of degree courses available to undergraduates wanting to embark on a career in tourism industry.”

A limited number of free stands are still available. Contact Colin Potts at the University of Chester for details: Admission to the careers fair is free.