Careers Network

Careers fairs and on-campus events

Loughborough University Careers Fairs are extremely well attended; our flagship event in the autumn term attracts more than 6000 students and is the largest campus careers fair in the UK. These high-profile fairs are the perfect way to boost awareness of your organisation among our high calibre students and augment your brand as an employer of students and graduates.

Hosting an event on campus is another key way to establish a campus presence, attract the right candidates for your roles, and educate your target audience on opportunities within your company. Not only do we offer a range of very successful tried and tested options for you to engage with Loughborough students, we are also keen to help you develop bespoke promotional activities that could add a new dimension to your recruitment campaign. Please find out more on our Events page and see below for our careers fair schedule.

Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair 2017

Monday 23rd October 2017, 2pm - 7pm and Tuesday 24th October 2017, 11am - 4pm

Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

The Autumn Fair is the University’s flagship careers event and is the largest university careers fair in the UK!

In 2016, we attracted 6,777 students and 260 exhibitors.

Students from all year groups and all 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. Students attend this event from all year groups and all disciplines. 

Employer reviews

"Overall very well run and excellent attendance from enthusiastic students!" - Aston Martin

"Very productive event, generates applications and offers." - Cummins Ltd

"Very diverse range of degrees, backgrounds and opportunities looking to apply." - L'Oreal

"Loughborough continues to be an outstanding University in terms of the organising and running of such events. The fair was even better than last year." - Army

"Excellent calibre of students – very impressive!"

"Really satisfied, best University career fair I have visited so far. We would be really interested in attending further events." - Your Golf Travel Ltd

"The event was well organised, smooth and lots of support." - Interoute

Basic Package

  • 3m x 2m stand space with table and chairs
  • Wi-Fi
  • Lunch and hot beverages throughout the day for two delegates
  • Fair entry guide with company and vacancy information
  • Vacancy advertising through the Careers Network website
  • Power supply
  • Full support throughout the day

Optional Extras

  • Extra delegate lunches and refreshments available
  • Full page A4 or half page A5 advert in the fair guide
  • Logos on all promotional posters or flyers advertising the event
  • Overall fair sponsorship opportunities - contact Caroline Crouch for further details.

To book your stand for our Autumn Fair please complete the BOOKING FORM.

For a list of all the companies that have booked onto the Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair 2017 please click here. Please note this list is constantly being updated.

For further information about this event, please contact Caroline Crouch, Employer Engagement Manager‌.

TalkSport 2018

Thursday 8th February 2018, 11am-3pm
James France Exhibition Area

TalkSport is an event which provides students and employers with the opportunity to network with each other. This is beneficial for students as it allows them to ask questions of successful sport professionals, gather information, and where appropriate put themselves forward for further work experience. In addition employers get the chance to promote their companies, share their own experiences with interested students, and network with other employers in their industry.

In the past TalkSport has generated very positive feedback from both students and employers:

“We’ve had lots of students coming by, it’s probably our best one of the year […] the students are very proactive. They seem to know a lot beforehand to set them up in a good position to ask the right questions and know where to go when they get here straight away. We’ve had lots of sign ups, lots of expressions of interest, and fortunately the people are coming with the right qualifications, the right experience and obviously the right attitude”  --  Activate 

“A constant flow of people, and most importantly the right people” -- Thomas Cook

“What we’ve found is the people we’ve been speaking to have done their homework, we’ve found that the infrastructure here is great and that we’ve actually spoken to some really promising candidates, so we’re very grateful to Loughborough University” -- Two Circles 

For further queries or information please contact Emma Bagley, Employer Engagement Associate.

Spring Graduate and Placement Fair 2018

‌‌‌Tuesday 27th February 2018, 11am – 3pm 
Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

In February 2017, 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 over 1900 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 2017 Fair was very positive.

For further information about this event, please contact Caroline Crouch, Employer Engagement Manager.

Summer Graduate and Placement Fair 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018, 11am-3pm
James France Exhibition Area

Our annual Summer Graduate and Placement 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.

Click here to see why employers choose to attend the Placement Fair.

For further information about this event, please contact Caroline Crouch, Employer Engagement Manager‌.


Spring into SME Growth

East Midlands Manufacturing and Engineering Conference and Expo 2017 - 4th April 2017

This year’s conference will deliver a series of keynotes and expert panel discussion to examine the latest thinking, policy and projections for the regional and national economy, which includes the impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union. With the hope that by April there will be a clearer view as to a way forward, where we can look to overcome uncertainty, it will consider the key opportunities that exist for East Midlands businesses by drawing on the exemplar organisations within the region to inform future activity.

The key themes of the conference will explore how we create a competitive edge, the use of technology to improve competitiveness and productivity, driving the UK towards a high skilled, high wage economy and creating competitive supply chains.

Find out more and book.

Skills Summit 2017 - 20th June 2017

Building on the previous year's successful event, the Chamber's 2017 Employment and Skills Summit will continue to deliver against its manifesto aim - strengthening the link between education and the world of work and to create an environment which improves productivity levels.

The summit will bring together education providers, businesses and policy makers to discuss the practical ways in which business and the education sector can, and is, working together to deliver the skills required for the growth of the East Midlands economy.

It will include a series of workshops, panel discussions and guest speakers, with an emphasis on practical takeaways.

Find out more and book.