This is your chance to meet Bedford’s biggest employers face to face…

The Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair is back and it’s bigger and better than ever.
With two venues located right in the heart of Bedford Town Centre, you’ll have access to meet and talk to over 30 of Bedfordshire’s biggest and most prestigious employers.

Venue 1 – General Vacancies and Training Zone –

Under a marquee in Harpur Square, you’ll be able to talk to a number of fantastic local employers who will be advertising a range of vacancies across a number of differnet industry sectors. Full list to be released shortly.

Venue 2 – Apprenticeship Zone –

We’re turning the Harpur Suite, opposite the marquee, in to a fully funnctional apprenticeship zone. If you’re looking for an apprenticeship, this is the place to visit! 11 of Bedfordshire’s biggest and exciting employers and apprenticsehip specialists will be on hand with the advice you need and to showcase the apprenciticeship programmes they have available!

The Event is free to the general public so be sure to pop along and follow our event on here to stay up to date with all the latest news ahead of the day.

We’ll be featuring some of the exhibitors in the run up to the event so you’ll be well informed on the who, what and where when you attend on the day!

Saturday 22nd April 1030-1530

Harpur Suite and Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre


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Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2017 – Stands now available to book!


Moo and its official partners Bedford Borough Council, The Jobs Hub and Evolve Recruitment are hosting the 2nd Bedford Jobs and Apprenticeship Fair on Saturday 22nd April 2017 and we’d love you to be there!

Holding the event on a Saturday means we’re giving the ‘highly desirable’ and ‘already employed’ an opportunity to meet with prospective employers just like YOU; it’s the perfect solution for an area with such a low unemployment rate! Based on the location of our event, it also gives Local Employers and Agencies the opportunity to increase their employer branding in a busy ‘free footfall area’ at the same time.

DATE: 22nd April 2017  TIME: 1030-1530 LOCATION: Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre 

Need more reasons to attend?

  • 58,000+ average Town Centre footfall on a Saturday
  • The event will be marketed to over 300,000 LOCAL People over an extensive 10 week campaign via and it’s database of over 120k candidates, Local Academies and Colleges, Social Media and email marketing
  • You’ll get the chance to chat to potential candidates and employees in a professional but relaxed environment
  • 5,000+ expected attendance
  • You can advertise multiple vacancies in one go, ahead of the day via moo and
  • You can continue to advertise your vacancies a month after the event (via to top up candidate numbers
  • Industry stats indicate that for every 1,000 people who attend, you should receive around 14 applications per vacancy.
  • Attending job fairs is one of the best £ for £ exercises when recruiting

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to meet prospective employees by booking your stand today. Call or email one of our events team on 01234 328646 or email with your interest.

Here’s just a few companies who have already booked their stand…

  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Evolve Recruitment
  • Bedford College
  • Woburn Estates
  • Jobs Hub
  • Center Parcs
  • Babington College
  • Home Instead
  • Sporting Futures

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Recruitment Advertising – It’s a big game of battleships.



And we know how to win

Of all the ways to recruit, Recruitment Advertising is the option that locates itself on the ‘fine line’ of success and failure.

If you don’t show it the attention it demands, it’s easy money wasted. However, get it right and it’s by far the cheapest and most cost effective way to recruit.

Newspapers and nearly every job board in the market place rely on a good element of luck to generate applications, hence the lower cost banding’s associated with the service and the unusual acceptance that a ‘hit and miss approach’ is a fair solution to offer. It just reminds me of a big game of battleships.

If we take the ‘battleships’ analogy and work with it; what’s the one thing that can improve your chances of winning this game? How about if we used intelligence as a solution, as we do in the real world. To better understand the location of someone or something, we would naturally pile together the most up to date intelligence data based on the who, what and where method.

“Logic tells you that you’re more likely to hit your target if you have this information. Recruitment advertising is no different.”

The Job Board market is a saturated one but, when I set up Moo, I firmly believed (and still do) that if you’re a job board that can provide your customers with this valuable information, ahead of any campaign, you’ll win. I’m pleased to say it’s our main USP against like-minded competition and it’s why our success rate is almost double that of the average Job Board or Traditional Print platform.

As part of any campaign, our Account Managers take the time to understand your goals, and research the important things about your target audience; where they hang out online, what they’re being paid by your competition and what kind of employment package they would expect etc.

Moving on to the next stage our Account Managers then run a demo campaign which identifies a prospective ‘relevant’ audience to our clients job role; Information such as how many people specifically match in our CV database, the approximate targeted reach across social media (based on unique criteria) and where we feel the job advert is best placed to ensure it ‘lands in front of the right audience’. This element of the campaign is done via our partner network of job boards and by researching the online activity patterns of job seekers; better still, we relate this exercise to each individual industry sector.

Ultimately, our clients are left with a report which provides information on

  • Job advert copy,
  • Salary and employer package expectations,
  • A view of how the competition are going about the same task,
  • How many candidates we identify that match (across multiple platforms) and who will see the job
  • Where we feel the advert is best advertised
  • Application expectations

We’re the only job board that offers this service as part of any package and the only one you can truly trust to take good care of your recruitment budget and make it work for you.

Call our sales team today on 01234 328646 or email – We’re ready and waiting to help!

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Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair Exhibitor Line Up


Moo can confirm that the following employers and organisations will be exhibiting at the Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair tomorrow.

  • Central Bedfordshire Council
  • Center Parcs
  • Ace Security
  • Dial House Care
  • Barnfield College
  • RM Medics
  • Evolve Recruitment
  • Champneys Health Spa
  • Fusion Events
  • The Jobs Hub
  • Salvete Care
  • Bedford Borough Council
  • Cranfield University
  • AK Aviation
  • Amegreen
  • Hired and Happy
  • East Of England Ambulance Service
  • Bedfordshire Schools Training Group
  • Bedford College
  • Wren Kitchens
  • 3aaa
  • Banana Moon Day Nursery
  • Consensus
  • Verifile
  • Kuehne + Nagel
  • Babington College
  • YMCA Bedfordshire
  • Beford NHS Trust
  • Wyboston Lakes

The line up represents nearly all the current industry sectors in the local market so there’s sure to be something for everyone!

The event is taking place under a marquee in Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre. Doors open at 1030 and close at 4pm.

Which employer will you be popping in to meet with?

We look forward to seeing you there!

Official Sponsors of the Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2016

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Your perfect guide to attending The Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship fair:

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You’ll have the opportunity to meet with employers that you might not be able to access any other way.

So what can you do to compete with the crowds attending our job fair? These tips will help you get ready to attend and maximise your opportunities while you’re there.

  • Dress for Success. Attend the job fair dressed for success in professional interview attire, and carry a portfolio. However, do wear comfortable shoes, because you will be standing in line.
  • Practice a Pitch. Practice a quick pitch summarising your skills and experience so you’re ready to promote your candidacy to prospective employers.
  • Bring Supplies. Bring extra copies of your CV, pens, a notepad. You might also want to consider bringing “CV” cards as an efficient way to sum up your candidacy.
  • Check Out Companies.  Be prepared to talk to hiring managers by checking out the company’s web site, mission statement, open positions, and general information before you go. If you demonstrate knowledge about each company or manager you’re talking to, you’ll certainly stand out from the crowd.
  • Arrive Early. Keep in mind that lines can be long, so arrive early – before the fair officially opens.
  • Network. While you are waiting in line, talk to others. You never know who might be able to help with your job search. Along the same lines, remember to stay polite and professional. Even if you’re feeling discouraged in your job search, don’t vent to other fair-goers about your situation or about any specific companies. Stay positive and make the most of the opportunity!
  • Show Initiative. Shake hands and introduce yourself to recruiters when you reach the table. Demonstrate your interest in the company and their job opportunities.
  • Be Enthusiastic. Employer surveys identify one of the most important personal attributes candidates can bring to a new position as enthusiasm. This means that employers want to see you smile!
  • Ask Questions. Have some questions ready for the company representatives. The more you engage them, the better impression you’ll make.
  • Collect Business Cards. Collect business cards, so you have the contact information for the people you have spoken with.
  • Take Notes. It’s hard to keep track when you’re meeting with multiple employers in a busy environment. Jot down notes on the back of the business cards you have collected or on your notepad, so you have a reminder of who you spoke to about what.
  • Say Thank You. Take the time to send a brief follow up ‘thank you note’ or email to the company representatives you met at the job fair. It’s a good way to reiterate your interest in the company and to remind company representatives that you’re a strong candidate.

Best of luck finding your dream job!

The MooJobs Team.

Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair, Saturday 10th September, Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre, 1030-4pm

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Are you looking to recruit right now?

Its not too late

Over 30 employers have already signed up to exhibit at the Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2016!

If you’ve currently got vacancies to fill or know you have something coming up for September, you need to be a part of our Jobs Fair.

It’s not just a stand at the Jobs Fair that you’ll get!

when you sign up, also included is…

  • 1 months worth of advertising on Moo and it’s partner network
  • Starts on confirmation of your stand booking
  • Access to 325,000+ job seekers on the lead up to the event
  • NEW – CV MATCH! Your recruitment vacancies will be matched against a further 120,000 + CV’s and emailed to the most suitable candidates
  • The most extensive £ for £ job advertising coverage this year

Along with the chance to…

  • Meet 7,000+ jobseekers expected in attendance on the day
  • Put your employer brand in front of thousands of job seekers
  • Meet and talk to active and passive job seekers
  • Interact with the highly desirable and already employed people of Bedford
  • Advertise multiple vacancies in one go – There’s no limit

For prices and to book your stand today…

Telephone: 01234 328646  Email:

Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2016 – Saturday 10th September – 1030-4pm -Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre

Employers already booked include: 

Central Bedfordshire Council, Cranfield University, Center Parcs,
AK Aviation, Champneys Health Spa, Bedford College, Evolve Recruitment, Beds NHS Trust, The Jobs Hub, Salvete Care, Kuehne & Nagel, Wyboston Lakes, Banana Moon Day Nurseries, Bedford Borough Council,Babington Training Group, YMCA Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire Schools Training Group, Dial House Care, East of England Ambulance Service, Ace Security, RM Medics.

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Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair 2016


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Moo is soon to host its inaugural Bedford Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair this September and we’re so excited by the current line up of exhibitors and the fact it’s nearly here!

With the support of our official sponsors Evolve Recruitment, Central Bedfordshire Council, Bedford College and The Jobs Hub, job seekers can expect to have access to a diverse range of career opportunities, apprenticeship programme’s and training courses which cover a variety of industry sectors; including Public Sector, Health and Social Care, Office and Administration, Sales, IT, Project Management, Housing, Industrial and Warehousing, Health and Beauty, Medical, Training and Education, Charity/Volunteering and Security to name a few.

The event takes place on Saturday 10th September, under a marquee, on Harpur Square, Bedford Town Centre. Doors open at 1030 and close at 4pm. This is of course a free event for the public to attend and offers job seekers the chance to meet prospective employers in an informal environment to talk openly about career opportunities available.

Companies exhibiting:

Center Parcs, East of England Ambulance, Dial House Care, Bedford College, Central Bedfordshire Council, Cranfield University, Kuehne+Nagel, RM Medics, Bedford Borough Council, YMCA Bedfordshire, Wyboston Lakes, Ace Security, Bedfordshire Schools Training Group, Evolve Recruitment, The Jobs Hub, Babington College, Salvete Care, Champneys Health Spa,, Bedford NHS Trust.

For job seekers, put the date in the diary. CLICK HERE to join the event on facebook and stay up to date on employer opportunities ahead of the day.

For employers looking to attend, we have some great last minute offers to tempt you with should you wish to attend. Call our sales team on 01234 328646 or email for more information.

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