MORE than 1,200 roles will now be on offer at a jobs fair in Burton.
Burton MP Andrew Griffiths (pictured) revealed to the Mail that he has managed to secure that total so far for the event, which will take place on Thursday, September 18, at Burton Albion's Pirelli Stadium, in Princess Way.
The event will feature 100 apprenticeship and graduate jobs at JCB, in Uttoxeter, 100 jobs at Burton-based brewer Molson Coors and 60 at Mediline nurses and carers.
Mr Griffiths told the Mail: "This news shows that the jobs fair is going to be a fantastic opportunity for people in Burton to climb on board the employment ladder.
"With only three weeks to go, I am regularly getting businesses – big and small – approaching me wanting to be a part of the event.
"What I am very pleased with is that we have a wide range of jobs on offer from a whole plethora of different trades and fields."
Mr Griffiths also said the event would offer a 'unique' opportunity to youngster who have just completed their exams.
"Whether youngsters have just finished their GCSEs, A-levels or university, the opportunities put forward by JCB offer people an exciting chance to forge a career with a great employer.
"I would now urge people wanting to keep up to date with jobs fair news to log on to www.burtonjobsfair.com or via our Facebook page."
The Mail previously revealed that Burton-based firms Pirelli, Spirit, Punch Taverns and Uttoxeter-based JCB have all been named as sponsors of the event.
Mr Griffiths is also urging businesses interested in attending to 'get in touch'. Any businesses interested in taking part in the event should call the MP's London office on 02072 197029 or email email@example.com
More than 1,600 people descended on the event last year.