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 semester 2.

Week 4

Tuesday 28th February

- Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair: Sir David Wallace Sports Hall, 11am-3pm

 Thursday 2nd March

Tata Consultancy Services: Drop In, West Park Teaching Hub, 10am-4pm

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.

Placements Fair 2017

Placements Fair

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

This fair is aimed at first year students who want to get ahead of the game and start preparing for their placement applications early. Although the fair is for first years, second year students who have not secured a placement may also wish to attend as some companies will have open placement vacancies starting in the summer.

Booked to attend:


Camp America


Dunelm Ltd

Frontier Environmental Limited

Mark Warner

M.V. Kelly Limited

Pioneer & Beyond Limited

Teach First

Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2017

Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

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

The Autumn Fair is the University's flagship employer event and in 2015 it was the biggest one-day university careers fair in the UK. As the fair is so successful in 2016 it was a two day event with over 200 employers in attendance. Please see the fair guide below for full details of each company that attended our last Autumn Fair and the types of vacancies they are recruiting for. This fair is open to all students.

TalkSport 2017


Thursday 9th February 2017, 11am - 3pm
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 2016 32 employers from a range of sectors were represented from sports marketing to sports psychology. TalkSport is aimed at SSEHS but open to all students. The company list will be updated below as companies are confirmed.

Download and read through our fair guide for a list and description of employers attending TalkSport

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.