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 3

Tuesday 21st February

- Arcadia: Drop In, James France Exhibition Area, 10am-4pm

- Royal Navy: Evening Event, WPT0.06 West Park Teaching Hub, 6.30pm


Wednesday 22nd February

- Deloitte: Skills Session, D1.02 James France, 2pm


Thursday 23rd February

Colt Technologies: Drop In, Outside 'The Place', 11am-1pm

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.

Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2017

Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Tuesday 28th February 2017, 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. This page will be updated as companies book on.

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

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.

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 Fair Social Media Competition

To celebrate the Spring Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair 2017 taking place on Tuesday 28th February we have a £100 Amazon voucher to be won!

To enter please follow @LboroJobNetwork on Twitter and retweet one of the competition tweets!

  • This competition is open to all current Loughborough University students.
  • You can enter at any time between Tuesday 21st February 2017 until 5pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017.
  • The prize will be given to the randomly selected Loughborough University student who followed and retweeted.
  • The prize will be a £100 Amazon Voucher. No alternative prize will be offered and we reserve the right to change the prize at any time.
  • The University will contact the winner via a direct message on Twitter.