The Aberdeen Refugee Jobs Fair – 30th April 2024

Aberdeen Refugee Jobs Fair 30th April 2024

A Job Fair for refugees and displaced people who have the right to work in the UK, and are living in Aberdeen, will be held later this month at the city’s Beach Ballroom.

ABZWorks, Aberdeen City Council’s Employability and Skills Service, has organised the event in partnership with the Refugee Employment Network (REN), the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and is supported by EY (Ernst & Young).

To attend the Job Fair on Tuesday 30 April, from 10am until 2pm, please book a place online at

If you cannot access the internet or need assistance when booking, please call the ABZWorks team on 01224 346100 (9am-5pm Monday-Friday).

Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Councillor Christian Allard said: “Employability, supporting people into work, and alleviating poverty are key themes and priorities for Aberdeen City Council.

“By working in partnership, we want to help remove the barriers refugees and displaced people face in getting into work to ensure that all individuals and families in Aberdeen have equality of opportunity and can live here in peace, and enjoy a happy, healthy, fulfilling and prosperous lives.”

Janice Lopatkin, Chair of Trustees, Refugee Employment Network, said: “The Refugee Employment Network is thrilled for year two at Aberdeen's Refugee job fair, uniting refugees with employers and services. It is a unique opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives and their futures. We are delighted to be working with such an amazing team at ABZWorks and the DWP.”

Attendees are advised to bring copies of their CVs and Right to Work in UK documentation as there will be the opportunity to meet employers face-to-face to discuss live vacancies and to apply for jobs.

A team of employability keyworkers will be on hand to provide support and guidance. Attendees are welcome to bring someone with them for support.

To date, employers at the event include Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeen City Health & Social Care Partnership, Business Gateway, First Bus, HSBC, Leonardo Hotels, Marriott Hotels, NHS Grampian, Sense Scotland and Space Solutions.

City employers with vacancies to fill who would like to take a stand at the event should email There is no charge to exhibit and an interview space will be made available.

Anyone living in Aberdeen seeking employability support can find more information at or email or call the ABZWorks team on 01224 346100 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday).