The information on this page refers to the fair held on 23 October 2019. For information about events with employers in autumn 2020, please see the events programme.
Students with disabilities or conditions which may be a barrier to accessing the fair when it is busy can book an early access ticket on Eventbrite, to arrive from 11.30
This fair features organisations recruiting for graduate and placement schemes in the Technology / STEM field.
Register your interest on our Facebook event.
Employer listing of organisations attending
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You'll get much more out of the recruitment fairs (and make a great impression!) if you prepare in advance:
If you'd like to chat with one of the Careers and Placements team before the fair, come to a drop-in (Mon-Fri 11.00-13.00) or speak to a member of staff at the Careers and Placements information desk.
If you hope to stay on to work in the UK after your degree or Masters, you will need to have a firm job offer and change your visa status before your current visa expires. This may be by getting a job with an organisation on the UK’s Sponsor Register, who can sponsor your Tier 2 visa application, or you may be able to secure short term work experience via the Tier 5 route. Find out more on our pages for international students (Working after studies section). We recommend you read this information before the fair.
Organisations attending the fairs tend to be recruiting into graduate schemes, where Tier 2 would be the appropriate route. You can check before the fair whether an organisation is already registered as a Visa sponsor, but note this does not guarantee that they will be recruiting and sponsoring international candidates this year.
Be aware that asking about salary and visa sponsorship is not the best way to start a conversation with an employer at the fair! They want to hear something about your skills, experience and enthusiasm, and to see that you have a genuine interest in their organisation. You could say something like: I am studying International Management here, and am really interested in opportunities in xxxx – could you tell me a bit more about the xxxx programme on your website? Ask questions about the company’s values and culture, projects and training. Some of the people on the stand are probably recent graduates so ask them about their experience of the graduate training scheme.
Think about what you can offer, your strengths and motivation: as well as skills acquired through your course, you might bring cultural knowledge and awareness, language skills, understanding of global markets…
The employer representatives at the fair are unlikely to be immigration experts and are probably not the best people to talk to about visa sponsorship. So do your research, decide which companies you are most interested in (see the section above, Prepare for the fair) and leave questions about visas and sponsorship until later in the recruitment process (interview or job offer).
Tuesday 22 October, 10.00-11.00, P/L/001 - a presentation by immigration lawyers from Blacks Solicitors LLP, followed by the chance to book an individual appointment. Find out more and book your place in Careers Gateway.
Full programme and organisation profiles to follow.