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Recruitment Fairs

What to expect...

Our fairs focus on specific industry sectors and allow you to chat to senior managers, graduate recruiters and UCL alumni about jobs, selection procedures and what they are looking for from you. We bring together a large number of recruiters for each fair so that you can compare and contrast what different employers have on offer in one place at the same time and ask the individual questions that matter to you.

Do I have to book to attend?

NO! Due to the size and duration of each Fair, visitors can come and go as they please while a Fair is on so booking is not necessary.

Access to ALL fairs is via the South Cloister. Visitors are welcome to queue from half an hour before the start of a Fair but unfortunately, since the area will be busy with our staff and exhibitors setting up the event, we will not allow a queue to form before this time.

The last entry time will be 20 minutes before the Fair ends as the Fair needs to close promptly.

Please be aware however that the Fairs are very popular and entry to the exhibitor stands will be controlled to avoid overcrowding and entry to all Fairs is on a first come-first served basis. You may therefore be asked to queue on arrival and we thank you in advance for your patience.

UCL ID: Although booking is not required, you MUST BRING CURRENT UCL ID to the Fair, (student, staff or GradClub member card). We are unable to check your UCL status at the Fair so if you don't have valid UCL ID, you will not get in!

How to prepare...

If you plan to attend any Careers Fair, advance research is very important!

Online Fair Catalogue
For each Fair listed below, there is a link to the Fair Catalogue - please read this carefully. It will include general tips and advice on making the most of your time at the Fair plus full exhibitor details including what opportunities they have and who they are targeting. You'll also be able to customise your own printable version of the catalogue as a reminder of which exhibitor stands you want to visit and where they'll be within the Fair Venue.

Help With... Pages
The "Researching Your Career" section of our site highlights industry or job specific resources available through the Careers Service which are either available online or to take away for free from our Information Room. These typically include sector overviews, company profiles and employee case studies plus tips on applications, interviews and assessment centres when you get to that stage.

The "Making Contacts / Networking" section includes resources to help you make the most of employer events like Careers Fairs.

Autumn Term Fairs Programme

The 6 UCL Recruitment Fairs all took place in the Autumn Term in 2013 as detailed below. If you missed any of them this year but would like to see which organisations attended, please see the relevant links below...

Management Consultancy Fair – Sponsored by Accenture
Wednesday 2nd October 2013 (5.30-8pm)
A range of career options including: Strategy, Financial Services, IT, and HR.

Fair Programme available now... You can also view the Exhibitor Stand-plan.

Banking and Finance Fair – Sponsored by PwC & Citi
Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th October 2013 (5:30-8pm)
A range of career options including: Audit, Economic Consulting, Fund Management, Investment Banking, Asset Management, Trading, Professional Services, Actuarial, Insurance, Wealth Management and many more.

Fair Catalogues for Day 1 and Day 2 are available now...

Engineering Fair – Sponsored by TARGETjobs Engineering
Monday 14th October 2013 (5:30-8pm)
A range of career options including: Chemical, Civil & Environmental, Electronic & Electrical and Mechanical Engineering and Construction.

Fair Catalogue available now...

IT and Technology Fair – Sponsored by Cisco
Thursday 17th October 2013 (5:30-8pm)
A range of career options including: IT Consultancy, Programming, Software Engineering, Technical Support, Telecommunications, Web Design and more.

PLEASE NOTE: For this fair, as the South Cloister will be used for exhibitor stands, students will be asked to queue in the Haldane Room while waiting to  go into the Fair.

Fair Catalogue available now...

Brand and Communications Fair 
Thursday 24th October 2013 (5.30-8pm)
A range of career options including: Marketing, Advertising, Brand Management and Retail and Sales.

Fair Catalogue available now...

Law Fair – Sponsored by The University of Law and Norton Rose Fulbright
Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th November 2013 (5.30-8pm)
A range of career options including: Barristers, Solicitors, Course Providers, Government and Professional Services. (Note: You do not need to be studying Law to attend as most of the organisations are keen to recruit both Laws and non-Laws students).

Fair Catalogue for Day 1 and Day 2 are available now...

To find out about the Fairs taking place in Autumn 2014, please register with UCLAlert! so that we can email you as soon as information becomes available.

After the Event / Unable to Attend?

Any company brochures or other resources left over after a Careers Fair will be available in the Employer Literature section of our library.

The Online Fair Catalogue for all Fairs will be kept in the Archive Programme above so you can see which companies attended a particular Fair.

The Researching your Career section of our site suggests alternative sources of information on specific companies / sectors if you've missed a Fair.

Using JobOnline, you will be able to find details of any vacancies that were being promoted by the companies at a Fair. 

Our Networking page will give tips on other ways of making employer contacts.

Register with UCLAlert! if you haven't done so already to ensure you don't miss out on similar events in future.

Other Events...

Having been to a Recruitment Fair, check to see if recruiters you met there are giving an Employer Presentation.

A range of other industry areas are covered in our Sector Themed Weeks programme.

If you're now planning to start making applications or preparing for interviews, make use of our Employer Led Skills4Work Programme which includes:

We also run a range of Careers Adviser led talks for:

Our parent body, The Careers Group, University of London, also run a range of events throughout the year for all UoL students and GradClub members. See their Events Programme for more details.

To be notified about any relevant forthcoming events, please ensure yourUCLAlert! settings are up to date.

Page last modified on 16 sep 11 15:13 by Martin Brown

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