A JOBS fair is to be held in Darlington this week to fill a wave of Government vacancies in the town.

On Friday Chancellor Rishi Sunak moved into his Treasury office in Feethams House in the town centre, and said: "Opening up job opportunities in the region will help us diversify the way we make policy and broaden our access to skills and talent.

“We will be launching a recruitment drive and I would urge as many local people as possible – from Darlington and the wider region – to apply now and join our growing team here."

The Northern Echo: Rishi Sunak at work in DarlingtonRishi Sunak at work in Darlington

The fair will be available online as well as at Darlington College on 7th October from 11am-6.30pm and gives attendees the chance to network with civil servants and learn about upcoming vacancies.

Representatives from HM Treasury, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Department for Education, Department for International Trade, Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, and Office for National Statistics will be on hand.

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There will be career stalls from each government department, with the opportunity to speak to current staff about what it is like to work there and any upcoming job opportunities in Darlington Economic Campus.

Mr Sunak recently told The Northern Echo:  “It is going to be one Treasury split over two campuses. We don’t want Darlington to be separate, we want it to be fully integrated, so that the Treasury still makes all the decisions, and you will see ministers, starting with me, moving between the two campuses.”

Mr Sunak, who has his constituency home near Northallerton, expects to be based in Darlington two days a week.

He said: “My vision for this is that we want people to live and work here, that’s what it is about. I want to change the economic geography of our country and that starts with the institutions of economic power, and there is no bigger one that the Treasury, so the importance of that change is more significant than the number of jobs.”

Anyone interested in attending either live or online can register here.


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