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.

Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2017

‌‌‌Tuesday 28th February 2017, 11am – 3pm 
Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

In February 2016, we held our Spring Graduate Recruitment 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 Recruitment and Placement 2016 Fair was very positive.

Please read the invitation to find out more, and to book a stand at the Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair please complete the BOOKING FORM.

If you have booked a stand at the Spring Fair please download the Spring Graduate Fair 2017 Joining Instructions and Unloading Map.

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

Companies signed up to attend:

Access Group Ltd


Aldi Stores Ltd


Arcadia Group




AVL Powertrain UK Limited

Bede's Summer School

British Steel

BSI Group 

Cambridge Design Partnership

Capgemini UK

CAT Teaching School



CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

City Year UK

CleverTouch Marketing


Crew Clothing Company


DENSO Sales UK Ltd

Dion Global Solutions

Dixons Carphone


Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Exco InTouch

Explore Learning


FDM Group

FIS Global

Flogas Britain Ltd

Ford Motor Company / Ford Credit

FP McCann

Frontier/The Society for Environmental Exploration


Games Workshop



Global Voices


GVI (Global Vision International)


Hope For Children

HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd

IBM UK Ltd. 


Inlair Group Nottingham

IPS - Integrated Project Services

JJS Electronics Ltd

Kings Recruit

Kimberly Clark

La Fosse Associates

Laing O'Rourke

Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Health & Social Care career opportunities

Leicester Theatre Trust

Loughborough Sport

Loughborough University -- Enterprise Office

Loughborough University - Postgraduate Study

Loughborough University Careers Network

Loughborough University Careers Network -- Employer Engagement Team

Loughborough University Careers Network -- Lboro Connect

Loughborough University London

Loughborough University School of Business and Economics

LSU Enterprise

Macildowie Recruitment

Mettler Toledo


Moneywise Plus

Moore Stephens LLP

MThree Consulting

Mylan Pharma UK Ltd

National Forest Teaching School/ The John Taylor SCITT



Nottingham Trent University

Opportunity China

Oxford International Junior Programmes

Pendragon PLC

Pinnacle Consulting Engineers Ltd

Procter & Gamble Product Supply (U.K.) Ltd

QA Consulting

Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People

RLE International


Servotest Testing Systems Ltd.

Sky Betting and Gaming

Sopra Banking Software


Summer Boarding Courses

Summer Camp Jobs with PGL

Sytner Group

Teach First


Tom James UK Ltd

The Challenge


The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre)

The Studio

UK Power Networks


Unlocked Graduates

Vacancy Filler Limited


Vertu Motors

Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering Placements Team

Yazaki Europe Ltd

ZF Group

First Year Placement Fair 2017

Wednesday 10th May 2017, 11am – 3pm 
James France Exhibition Area

In 2015 we led the way for UK Universities, holding our inaugural Placement Fair for first year students preparing to apply for placement opportunities. This event welcomed representatives from 25 of the largest employers in the country to offer advice and guidance to the 900 students who attended. Following another very successful event in April 2016, we are now planning the next event in May 2017.

The 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. This fair is suitable for employers of all sizes with placement opportunities in any sector but there will be particular interest in Engineering, Finance, IT and Retail.

Click here to hear why our employer representatives chose to attend the Placement Fair.

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

Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2017

Tuesday 24th October 2017, 11am-4pm
Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

The Autumn Fair is the University’s flagship event and was hosted for the first time over 2 days in 2016! In 2016, we attracted over 6700 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, and 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 then this is the ideal event to attend.

Employer reviews

“Good cross section of placement/graduates/disciplines. We’ve noticed a lot more students seeking us out - it felt like good increase in visibility and awareness of our brand.” - Johnson & Johnson

“Excellent calibre of students – very impressive!” - HSBC

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

Spring into SME Growth

Spring into SME Growth

Loughborough University is pleased to offer a series of networking events for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in partnership with local businesses. The schedule is as follows:

The Power of 3

Tuesday 1st November 2016, 9am-1pm

Stamford Hall, Leicester

The Universities of De Montfort, Leicester and Loughborough have joined forces to support locally based businesses at an exclusive Business Festival event in partnership with the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership’s Business Gateway. Find out more and book now on the Leicester Business Festival event page.

Breakfast Workshop: Breakthrough to International Markets

Wednesday 9th November 2016, 8.30am-11.30am

Bridgeman Building, Loughborough University

Loughborough University, Santander and the Department of International Trade would like to invite you to be a part of an interactive workshop to build an export strategy. For more information please contact Sophie Kanabar or Rebecca Proctor.


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 Rebecca Proctor, Employer Engagement Assistant or Emma Bagley, Employer Engagement Associate.