Education Business Partnership delivered JobFest Swindon on behalf of Swindon Borough Council, at STEAM, on Tuesday 6th March 2018 from 1.00 – 6.00pm.

JobFest brought together prestigious Swindon employers that are all offering apprenticeships and employment opportunities to young people and jobseekers in the area.  JobFest evolves each year and is fast become known an important platform for Swindon Employers to reach out to meet their future workforce.  All the 2018 exhibitors Jobsites can be accessed from our Employers page.

95% of those students who visited JobFest in 2017 said that they would recommend this event to their friends.

JobFest 2017

Employment sectors attending JobFest 2018 include:-


AdministrationHospitalityProfessional services
Catering HR Public sector
Charity IT Recruitment
Construction Leisure Technology
Engineering ManufacturingTraining
EntrepreneurialMedical Hairdressing
HealthcareProcurement Utilities


  • JobFest brings employers and potential employees together for the future success of the Swindon area.
  • Companies from Swindon and Wiltshire met and promoted their apprenticeship schemes direct to young people 16-24 years old.





  • Over 350 students from local Swindon Secondary Schools attended in 2018.
  • Over 430 other young people, college students, unemployed and job seeking and returners to work also attended.
  • Over 244 businesses and organisations have exhibited at Jobfest since 2016.
  • In 2017, of those companies that used JobFest to recruit, 81% said they identified potential candidates and 95% of students would recommend the event to their friends.

The following companies attended 2018 JobFest:

General Public

Swindon Jobfest 2018 at Steam.

JobFest brings local employers from a wide range of industries together that are offering apprenticeships and job training opportunities in the Swindon area and is suitable if you are

  • Leaving education in the Summer
  • A young jobseeker
  • Looking for an apprenticeship
  • Looking to return to work
  • Want to meet 60 local employers and training providers and hear about their latest opportunities
  • Currently unemployed
  • Would you like FREE information on the career opportunities open to you in the Swindon area

Please visit our Employer page  to see a complete list of companies who attended in 2018 and here you can link direct to the company job pages on their website – you can see each company’s  own Job / Apprenticeship Page which are packed with career information.

Secondary Schools

JobFest brings together prestigious employers from a wide range of industries that are offering apprenticeships for Swindon’s young people.





In the meantime, please visit our  EMPLOYERS PAGE to see the apprenticeship and career pages of those 60 Swindon based companies who attended in 2018.

Each website listed has career information and contact names and numbers.

The spaces allocated to secondary schools were full by January 2018.

There was FREE transport in 2018 to and from the event for local Swindon Secondary Schools, provided by Swindon Bus Company.

Transport and Directions

Free school transport is available for secondary schools who have registered to attend from Swindon’s Bus Company, during the school day.


The Event Location


STEAM Swindon – Museum of the Great Western Railway
Fire Fly Avenue (off Kemble Drive)


STEAM is located in the Rodbourne area of Swindon and is approximately 10-20 minutes’ walk from Swindon Town Centre. They share the historic Churchward site with the McArthurGlen Swindon Designer Outlet, Heelis (National Trust HQ), English Heritage, Historic England and the National Monuments and Records Centre.


Travelling by Rail
Swindon is easily reached via the London Paddington to Bristol line. STEAM is 10-20 minutes’ walk from Swindon Railway Station.

Turn right outside the Station, stay on the right-hand side pedestrian path and keep going until you come to a pedestrian sign that directs you through the GWR tunnel that connects to the Churchward site. Your route will pass English Heritage and Thomas Homes apartments, leading to STEAM Museum.


By Bus from Swindon Town Centre
Regular bus services run from Swindon Town Centre. Take number 1, 1a or number 8. Ask for the Designer Outlet


If you would like further information please contact:

Education Business Partnership, Newspaper House, Faraday Road, Newbury RG14 2DW



Tel: 01635 279900


Education Business Partnership is a charity which develops and promotes effective and lasting links between education and business.

  • To assist young people become better equipped for working life.
  • To enhance the curriculum by raising awareness of business needs.
  • To inform employers and to encourage them to be involved in links with education.