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Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Returning in October 2024

Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2023

On 19 October 2023, we welcomed more than 1600 students and 50 businesses to the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair.

Although the fair is over, you can still access information about our exhibitors, and find tips for preparing for next year's career fair in October 2024!

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Download a copy of our online brochure

Find out who will be attending the event so you get ahead of the crowd! The brochure will also include tips on how to engage with employers and plan of the stands on the day. 



Tips for preparing for a Career Fair

Here are some tips to help you make the most out of the Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair: 

Look through our online brochure and the list of participating companies beforehand. Learn about their values, work culture, and the positions they're hiring for. Tailor your questions to show your interest.


View our online brochure

Ensure that your CV is up-to-date and highlights your relevant skills and experiences. Don't forget to bring multiple copies to share with potential employers.

Need some support with your CV? Visit our CV writing guide for further support. 

The dress code for the fair is business casual or professional. A well-groomed appearance will leave a positive first impression.

Be prepared to introduce yourself confidently. Your "Elevator Pitch" should be concise yet impactful, showcasing your strengths and career aspirations.


Learn how to prepare an elevator pitch 

Carry a notepad, pen, and any other materials you may need for taking notes during workshops or networking.



Get in touch

Visit our career centre:

Careers and Employability Service

Rosalind Franklin East

28 Guildhall Walk



Book an appointment online