Dover's Biggest Jobs & Skills Fair Returns

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Thursday 12 October 2023 (10am - 2.30pm) at Cruise Terminal 2, Port of Dover 

  • 800 jobs on offer with local and national employers
  • Workshops with practical help and advice for job seekers
  • Interview spaces for on-the-spot job offers! *
  • Free shuttle bus from the town centre to the cruise terminal

Dover’s biggest jobs and skills fair returns to Cruise Terminal 2 at the Port of Dover on Thursday, 12 October from 10am to 2.30pm.

Dover District Council, the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP), Port of Dover, Stagecoach and East Kent College Group are teaming up to showcase job opportunities across the district, along with apprenticeships, training, and college courses. Over fifty local employers are expected to exhibit with some 800 local jobs on offer.

A programme of workshops will also offer job seekers advice, from CV and application writing, and other practical support. Job seekers could even leave with a job offer* on the spot with some employers offering interviews on the day.

The event is free to attend, and thanks to Stagecoach, a free shuttle bus will run throughout the event from the town centre to the cruise terminal. The first bus will leave Dover Cruise Terminal 2 at 9:30am and the last bus from the cruise terminal will be at 3pm. 

Dover Cruise Terminal 2

Dover Priory Railway Station

Ladywell (Fire Station)

Pencester Road (Bus Terminus)

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There is also free car parking at the cruise terminal.

Employers interested in exhibiting at the event should contact Kerry-Ann Miller at the DWP (

Kevin Mills, Leader of Dover District Council, said: “We’re delighted to be bringing employers and potential employees together at the district’s biggest jobs fair at Dover Cruise Terminal. It’s a great opportunity for job seekers to meet local employers and hear about exciting jobs on offer locally.

“We’re grateful to the Port of Dover for hosting us and to Stagecoach for providing a free shuttle bus so that as many people as possible can come along.”

Rob Polden at the DWP said: “We’ve had a terrific response from local employers who will have over 800 jobs on offer on the day. We’ll also be providing a range of practical help to help get local people into work, and for some, they could even walk away on the day with a job offer!”

Doug Bannister, Chief Executive at the Port of Dover, said: ““We’re delighted to once again be hosting Dover’s biggest jobs and skills fair at our cruise terminal. Dover and the wider district have a bright future, so it’s the perfect opportunity to come and find your future role. We will have our own stand at the fair and we encourage everyone to stop by to learn about the wide variety of careers available at the Port of Dover.”

(* Job offers subject to the respective employer’s contractual procedures, references, etc.)

Note to editors:

Employers confirmed as attending the Jobs Fair (as at 29 September 2023). Follow Dover District Council on Facebook, X/Twitter, and Instagram for event updates.

  • Army
  • Ashford Driver Hire
  • Aspire Care & Education Services
  • Aspens
  • Border Force
  • Channels and Choices
  • DFDS
  • Dover District Council
  • EKC Training (EKC Group)
  • East Kent Hospital trust
  • Expertise Homecare
  • Future Skills CIC
  • HMS Host (Eurotunnel)
  • Holiday Inn
  • Home Office
  • HRGO Recruitment
  • Kent County Council
  • Lauriem Care
  • Lidl
  • Megger
  • Migrant Help
  • NHS Professionals
  • NUYU Academy
  • PCAS Kent Ltd
  • Port of Dover
  • Pure Gym
  • Royal Navy
  • Shaw Trust
  • Stagecoach
  • Viking Maritime Group
Posted on 29 September 2023

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