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 2018

2018 - October 22nd (2pm - 7pm) and October 23rd (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 2017, we attracted over 6,000 students and 290 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

“A range of students from first to final years, from domestic to international and offering the highest calibre of students the uni has to offer”  Alliance Events

“Varied. Well prepared students.  Great to see them planning and enthusiastic”

“Event great, facilities well-presented and student helpers fantastic”  JJS

“Positive and engaging interactions” Lloyds Bank

“Really great facilities & student attendance…Great turn out, very encouraging to speak to so many enthusiastic people”  UTC Aerospace Systems

“As ever, a very highly successful, well organised and run event…Very good from first years to post grads” Army

“Very good, engineering and business - came with questions and knew who they wanted to see- very good!” MBDA

“Very good, lots of engaged students from varied degree backgrounds” PWC

“Excellent Student attendance…Wonderful range- and suited our business…most had heard of our company” RENNA

Very well organised, all staff very helpful/friendly…Lots of students ranging from first years to graduates…They were all very well prepared” Camp America

Good variety…students researched before hand so was really impressed. Anyone who was undecided we were prepared to help” TJX Europe (TKMaxx)

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 

To book a stand at this event please use the link below




For further information about this event, please contact Daniella Padula-Dhillon, Employer Engagement Administrator.  


Please find below a list of the companies that are currently booked for the Autumn Fair. Please note that this list is updated weekly.

Access Group



Bank of America Merrill Lynch


Camp America

Camp Leaders

Dawnus Construction Ltd


Department for Education - Get into Teaching


Enterprise Rent A Car

Fidelity International

Ford Motor Company

FP McCann






Halma plc


Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW)

Leonardo MW

London Stock Exchange Group

Loughborough Sport CVA (Coach & Volunteer Academy)

M.V Kelly

Mazars LLP

Mondelez International 


Mountbatten Program



Oakeve Limited

Procter & Gamble

Procter & Gamble -- Sales

Royal Air Force

Teach First

The Studio (Loughborough University)

TJX Europe

Tom James Company

Toyota Manufacturing UK Ltd


Unlocked Graduates

ZF Group

Summer Careers Fair 2018

Wednesday 25th April 2018, 11am-3pm
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.

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

To book a stand please complete the online booking form by clicking here

Below find a list of the companies that are currently booked for the Summer Fair.  Please note that this list is updated weekly.

3P innovation Ltd

AES Global

Aldi Stores Ltd.

Business Intelligence and Strategy Ltd

CPA Events

Cutting Edge Solutions

Dot Dash Design Ltd

DXC Technology

EC English Limited

EF Education First LT

Enterprise Rent A Car

eQ Technologic

Eze Software

Frontier, The Society for Environmental Exploration


Jelingu Creates

JJS Manufacturing Ltd

JRL Group

Learning South Leicestershire School Sports Partnership

Leicester Grammar School Trust

Leicestershire Secondary SCITT

LikeMind Media

Loughborough University

Loughborough University London



Mortgage Advice Bureau

NCS at Leicestershire Education Business Company (LEBC)

Newcroft Primary Academy - School Direct - Initial Teacher Training


Open Capital Advisors

PGL Travel Ltd

Pinnacle Consulting Engineers Ltd

Procter & Gamble


Rigid Containers Ltd.

RINA Consulting

RLE International

Shopper Media Group Ltd.

STEM Women

Tale Production Limited

Teach First

Teacher Active

Teaching Force

Tecosim Technical Simulation LTD

The Information Lab

The Prince's Trust


Unlocked Graduates

We Are Social

X4 Group


For full details on the event please download the Joining Instructions Summer Careers Fair 2018. For a copy of the Campus Map, please click Campus Map Summer Fair 2018

Spring into SME Growth

Spring into SME Growth 2018 - Barclays in collaboration with Loughborough University

September 2018 


It is our pleasure to invite you to the Loughborough University ‘Spring into SME Growth Event'.

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.

TalkSport 2019

Talk Sport Student Conference

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 event includes keynote presentations, workshops led by industry specialists and a Careers Fair.

Read more about last years event here

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

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.


Please find the guide from the 2018 Spring Fair below:

Spring Fair 2018 Programme


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