A VIRTUAL careers far promoting work at call centres and service delivery sector is taking place in March.

North-East tech network Dynamo is working with some of the region’s universities on the careers fair, which takes place on Thursday, March 4, between 2pm and 6pm.

Degree-level students and graduates from across the North-East will be invited explore the careers available within contact centres, business process outsourcing (BPO) organisations, centralised services and technical delivery centres.

The event includes an exhibition area where firms will showcase themselves and career opportunities, as well as a lightning talks from current service delivery employees who will discuss their personal career pathways.

There will also be a pre-recorded panel debate where leading figures will analyse opportunities across sector.

Laura Kemp, cluster engagement manager with Dynamo, said: “The sector is growing at an encouraging rate and there are some brilliant career opportunities available. From an employers’ point of view recruitment can be a challenge as the competition for good candidates is tough.

“Our virtual careers fair will bring together students from a variety of study areas and many of the region’s best service delivery employers. Dynamo is keen to help grow the available talent pool, attracting new, quality candidates who might not have considered a career in the sector, and we’re also hoping to explore innovative ways for employers to connect with the region’s talent.”