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.

TalkSport 2018

Thursday 1st February 2018, 11am-3pm
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 six years.

Read more about the event here

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.

Why exhibit with us?

  • Access a pool of talent at a key time in the recruitment calendar
  • Interact face to face with highly sought after, employable students – many graduating in the Summer
  • Raise the profile of your company on campus

Exhibitor Stand Prices 3m x 2m stand with table and chairs

£445 + VAT – Organisations over 250 employees
£645 +VAT – Commercial/Recruitment Agencies
£265 +VAT – Organisations with less than 250 employees
No charge – For a limited number of small charities

Exhibitor Benefits

  • Free campus wide advertising and entry into the fair guide
  • Two complimentary delegate lunches
  • Free Wi-Fi access
  • Advertising sponsor opportunities
  • Power supply 
  • Vacancy advertising through the Careers Network website
  • Generic and targeted emails to 17,000 students
  • Advertisements on screens around campus
  • Promotion on University social media feeds

Optional Extras

  • Extra delegate lunches and refreshments available, £10.00+VAT each

Fair Guide:

  • Full Page Colour advert - inside front page £350.00 + VAT
  • Full Page Colour advert - inside back page £300.00 + VAT
  • A5 Colour advert - £200 + VAT
  • A4 Colour advert - £250 + VAT 
  • Logos on promotional flyers - £150 + VAT
  • Logos on promotional posters - £150 + VAT

Are you interested in becoming our Main Fair Sponsor? The Sponsorship Package costs £2,500 + VAT and includes:

  • Stand exhibitor fee
  • A4 Rear Page Colour advert in fair programme
  • Prime stand location 
  • Your logo on the monsoon banners and flags which are placed prominently across campus
  • Your logo on the screens across campus advertising the fair two weeks before the event
  • Exclusive recognition on the programme, website and in all target emails to students
  • Prominent coverage on social media ‐ including a week's sponsorship of our Twitter feed 

Please book as soon as possible to secure your place as we have had lots of interest this year following the success of the Autumn Fair.

Thank you for your interest in Loughborough University and we look forward to seeing you in February.

If you would like to book please click here

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

Access Group



Airframe Designs Coventry Limited



Ardmore language schools


Barrington James

Bryanston School


City Year UK

Civil Service Fast Stream

CleverTouch Marketing

DB Wood

Decathlon UK

Department of Education


Evolution Sports Qatar

FDM Group

Fidelity International


FP McCann



Global Teacher Recruitment

Globe Locums Limited


Hays Recruiting Experts Worldwide

Hope for Children

Howdens Joinery

International Medical Corps UK


Jadu Group

JJS Manufacturing

Keyence UK Ltd

Kings Recruit

Kite Packaging Group Ltd

Lloyds Banking Group

Loughborough Learning Alliance

Loughborough Sport CVA (Coach & Volunteer Academy)

Loughborough University

Loughborough University London

Merkle | Periscopix

Mettler Toledo UK

Mountbatten New York Programme

Muller Yogurts & Desserts

NCS The Challenge

Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University

Oxford International Education Group




Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

Remedy Recruitment Group

Rigid Containers Ltd

Shirley Parsons

Strategy Education

Summer Boarding Courses

Teach English In China

The British School of Kuwait

The OR Society

The Studio



Unlocked Graduates

Your Golf Travel

ZF Group


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

Wednesday 25th April 2018, 8.30am -10.30am

James France Exhibition Area 

Loughborough University in collaboration with Barclays


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

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

Exclusive: If you attend the Business Breakfast you will have the option to exhibit at the Summer Graduate and Placement Fair 2018 for just £75, usually costing £150 + VAT.

The fair is a great opportunity to meet high calibre Loughborough students and graduates in an informal environment, who are keen to secure a graduate job, placement position or internship. 


If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact Sophie Kanabar on 01509 222099 or alternatively email.


Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair 2018

Semester 1, Week 4

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.

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