Careers Network

Employer activities on campus

We offer a range of opportunities to engage students and raise the profile of your brand on campus.

From our flagship event the Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair, which attracts nearly 7000 students and is the largest campus careers fair in the UK; through to the smaller, more intimate events such as our Careers In… suite of industry themed presentation evenings, our dedicated Employer Engagement team can work with you to develop an on-campus strategy to help meet your specific engagement and recruitment goals.

If you would like to learn more about any of the activities below, then please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact details to the right.

Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair 2018

Monday 22nd October (2pm - 7pm) and Tuesday 23rd October (11am - 4pm) 2018
Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

Our flagship event, the Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair at Loughborough University is the largest careers event of its type in the UK. Last year we attracted 290 exhibitors and over 6,700 Loughborough students and graduates.

Students from all year groups and disciplines are invited to attend the fair, giving you an excellent opportunity to engage with talented students and raise the profile of your organisation at a key time in the recruitment calendar.

We welcome organisations from many sectors. If you have immediate or future vacancies; provide further study options e.g. postgraduate programmes; or are looking to build an awareness of your company on campus, then this is the ideal event to attend.

For further information or to book a stand at this event please click here

 

Science Placements & Careers Fair 2018

Wednesday 14th November 2018

1.00pm-4.00pm

Employer Engagement Opportunities

Careers Fair (1.00pm – 3.00pm)

The School of Science brings together the Departments of Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematical Sciences and Physics.

The Careers Fair is an opportunity to engage with students from all departments.

Why exhibit with us?

  • Meet face to face with highly sought-after Loughborough University students;
  • Promote employment opportunities. We are particularly keen to attract organisations that can offer internships and year-long placement opportunities;
  • Network with other employer partners of Loughborough University.

There are no charges for having a stand at this event and you will receive the following:

  • Free on-site parking;
  • 3m x 2m space for your stand with table and chairs;
  • Vacancy advertising through the Careers Network website;
  • Free Wi-Fi access;
  • Free advertising around campus.

Please note that this event is primarily for second year students who are looking for placements and other work-related learning opportunities.

More information and stand booking can be found here

Careers In… Industry Themed Presentation Events

Autumn Term

Careers In… events are a great opportunity for you to meet pro-active students who are keen to learn more about your particular industry. The format of these evening events will consist of four to six relevant employers engaging in a panel Q&A session covering topics such as:

  • Overview of the industry;
  • Types of roles that exist within the company and within the industry;
  • Career success stories;
  • Top tips for standing out within the marketplace and how to succeed in the selection process.

 Confirmed topics for the Autumn term:

  • Marketing;
  • Technology Consulting;
  • A New World of Healthcare;

Further information can be found here.

Talk Sport Student Conference 2019

Thursday 31st January 2019, all day event
James France Exhibition Area

As the world leader in sports research and sport-related study, we are keen to continually develop our partner links with industry for the benefit of sports research, teaching, enterprise and employability. This conference, which is unique to Loughborough and only available to Loughborough University students, aims to:

  • Bring together high calibre passionate sports-minded students with employers in the sports industry;
  • Develop the employability skills and knowledge of students;
  • Provide careers insight and advice to students;
  • Promote employment opportunities to students;
  • Build further links with industry.

 

The conference will still include the annual careers fair, which has successfully run for the last seven years.

More information about this event will be available soon. Read more about last years event here

 

For further queries or information please contact Emma Bagley.

Spring Graduate and Placement Fair 2019

‌‌‌Tuesday 26th February 2019, 11am – 3pm
Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

In February 2018, we held our Spring Graduate and Placement Fair which was once again a great success. We welcomed over 100 exhibitors from SMEs to multinational companies and around 1500 students seeking graduate, placement and vacation opportunities on the day.

Students from all years and disciplines attend the fair, with large numbers of first years using the day as an opportunity to start engaging with employers and planning their career early.

Feedback from recruiters at the Spring Graduate and Placement 2018 Fair was very positive.

 

Employer reviews

“Well organised, big fair and very helpful staff and student helpers”  FDM Group

“Very satisfied, everyone was very helpful - one of the busiest fairs we have attended”  Gotoco China

“Good range of students across subjects and years”  John Ferneley College

“Happy with the opportunity  provided as well as the range of people...diverse range of students from a number of different courses”  Alliance Events

 

Please find the guide from the 2018 Spring Fair below:

Spring Fair 2018 Programme

 

For further information about this event, please contact Employer Services.  

Creative, Marketing and Media 2019

Spring 2019

Loughborough University London 

Date TBC

An event for students passionate about a career in the creative, marketing and media industries.

The event aims to:

  • Bring together high calibre creative and commercially driven students with employers in the creative, marketing and media industries;
  • Develop the employability skills and knowledge of students;
  • Provide careers insight, advice and top-tips to students;
  • Promote employment opportunities to students;
  • Build further links within the creative and media industries. 

How to get involved:

If you would like to learn more about how your organisation could benefit from getting involved with this event, please contact Emma Bagley.

 

More information about this event will be available soon. Read more about last years event here.

Spring into SME Growth - Barclays in Collaboration with Loughborough University

Spring 2019

Barclays is pleased to work in partnership with Loughborough University to understand how we can support and enhance SME business success.

This event will give you the opportunity to:

  • Understand how the University’s Careers Network can help you attract world-class talent through their specialist recruitment services aimed specifically at the small to medium-sized employer;
  • Listen to a special guest key speaker from Barclays and learn more about the High Growth & Entrepreneur Proposition;
  • Learn about the recently launched Midlands Engine Fund and how this could potentially help your business.

 

If you have any questions or to book your place, please contact Sophie Kanabar on 01509 222099 or alternatively email.

Summer Careers Fair 2019

Summer 2019
James France Exhibition Area

Our annual Summer Careers Fair gives employers the opportunity to get “ahead of the game” and engage early with students looking to secure a placement at the end of their second year or promote any last minute opportunities they may have for this year.

Employer reviews:

“Very satisfied. Good amount of attendees”  Enterprise Rent A Car

“All round well organised and enjoyable event”  The Prince's Trust

“Great event with enthusiastic students”  Tale Production Limited

“(students were) good, really confident and engaged”  NCS at Leicestershire Education Business Company

For further information about this event, please contact Employer Services.  

Employer Presentations

Individual company presentations provide a great opportunity to meet and get to know students who are particularly interested in your organisation and to generate awareness of the opportunities you have available.

Presentations including the following elements tend to be most effective:

  • A formal presentation from a senior member of staff about the company and the opportunities available;
  • A talk through the application processes and the attributes you are looking for;
  • A ‘day in the life’ account from a recent (ideally Loughborough) graduate;
  • A Q&A session and the opportunity for informal networking.

During the 2017/18 academic year, around 2000 students attended presentations hosted by more than 40 employers.

Presentations are normally held in the evening (6.30pm onwards) to maximise attendance and to avoid lecture slots. Note that in order to hold a presentation in the first half of the autumn term, early booking is essential. All presentations have an administration cost of £200 + VAT, this covers the organisation and promotion of the event. 

For further information or to organise a presentation, please contact employer.activities@lboro.ac.uk.

Employer Led Skills Sessions

Delivering a skills session is a great way to meet motivated students who are keen to develop their skills to enhance their applications and prepare for life after university.

We can provide some guidelines but employers lead the sessions and past topics have included:

  • Making an impact at interview;
  • Mock assessment centres;
  • Making effective applications;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Interview techniques; standing out from the crowd.

Our students really value the opportunity to hear real-life examples of what companies are looking for and what makes a candidate stand out, and to get practical tips on how they can make stand-out applications. Students also benefit hugely from being able to talk to recent graduates who can give them a first-hand insight into graduate roles within your company.

The Employer Engagement team facilitate skills sessions throughout the academic year. Student attendance can range from 10 to 50 depending on the profile of your company, the topic and the timing of the event. Skills sessions have an administration cost of £150 + VAT, this covers the organisation and promotion of the event. 

For further information or to organise a presentation, please contact employer.activities@lboro.ac.uk.

Employer Drop-in Sessions

Company 'drop-in' sessions are a great way to meet with a high number of students, promote your company and raise awareness of the opportunities on offer. Employers often find that these on-campus events provide an opportunity to interact with a wide variety of students in an informal and relaxed setting.

Drop-in sessions are held in high footfall areas on campus and can attract lots of students throughout the day depending on the profile of your organisation and what your stand or session has to offer. Eye-catching or unusual displays, appealing giveaways and friendly, approachable staff will encourage additional interest.

We have hosted and promoted some great 'drop-ins' which can generate a real 'buzz' around the employer’s brand and opportunities. These have included coffee carts, waffle stands, ice-cream cabs, breakfast giveaways, F1 cars and pick & mix stands. Something innovative like this really helps your employer brand to stand out, but if you have a positive graduate recruitment brand you're likely to attract a good level of interest just by being on campus and being keen to engage with our students.

Drop ins and attractions are usually held during the day to maximise attendance. Early booking is recommended, as prime event spaces get booked up well in advance. Prices for this service start at £200+VAT.

For further information or to organise a presentation, please contact employer.activities@lboro.ac.uk.