Careers Network

Meet employers

At Loughborough there are many opportunities to meet employers at Careers Fairs and one off events such as employer presentations, skills sessions and 'drop-ins'. Meeting employers on campus is a good way to explore a range of career options in an informal environment. Talk directly to recruiters, and hear about their career stories and insider advice. They are often Loughborough graduates themselves!

Employer presentations, workshops and drop-ins

Employer presentations, workshops and 'drop-ins' take place throughout the year but weeks 1-7 of semester 1 and the first few weeks of semester 2 are the busiest periods. At this time there is an employer event on every day of the week - in fact, there's often several on each day!

The employer events list will be updated weekly with the fortnight's schedule, so make sure to check here regularly in the Autumn Term.


Making the most of careers fairs

From small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to corporations with offices around the world, a range of employers attend our careers fairs. These events present the opportunity to network informally with employers to find out as much as possible about the different career paths you may want to explore.

Careers fairs are open to all students and a mixture of employers offering placements and graduate roles are present. Remember that about two thirds of employers will be open to recruiting students from any course of study, so don't assume that your degree won't be relevant and keep your options open.

Attend careers fairs to:

  • Learn more about what opportunities are available and what employers look for
  • Meet employers and recent graduates and build your professional network
  • Find out about recruitment processes
  • Be noticed and get a head start in your applications

Further advice on making the most of a careers fair is in the following PDF:

Find out more information about our careers fairs below. Each entry will be updated with current information closer to the fair dates.

Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2017

Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

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

Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

The Autumn Fair is the University's flagship employer event and the biggest university careers fair in the UK, with over 260 stands across the two days in 2016. Please see the fair guide below for full details of each company that attended our last Autumn Fair and the types of vacancies they recruited for. This fair is open to all students.

TalkSport 2017


James France Exhibition Area

TalkSport is the annual sports industries careers fair, and it is an opportunity to network with sports, leisure, health, fitness and exercise employers, find out about the skills required to be successful, and about opportunities in their companies. In 2017 33 employers from a range of sectors were represented from sports marketing to sports nutrition. TalkSport is aimed at SSEHS but open to all students. 

Download and read through our fair guide for a list and description of employers who attended TalkSport 2017.

For advice on networking at the fair see our guide to

Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2017

Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

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

The Spring Fair is the sister event to the main Autumn Fair. It has similar employers in attendance but is generally smaller in size, and is a second opportunity to find out more about companies still seeking to fill placement and graduate roles. Please find the guide from 2017's Spring Fair below.

Placements, Internships and Vacation Work Fair 2018

Placements, Internships and Vacation Work Fair 2018

May 2018 - TBC
James France Exhibition Area

In the past this fair has been aimed at first year students who want to “get ahead of the game” and start preparing for placement applications early. In 2017 we widened the focus to include internship and vacation work employers too, so whatever year group you are in come down and find out more about the opportunities available. To download the 2017 brochure please click below: