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.

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.

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.


Active Nation

American Summers




Football Radar

IRONMAN UK & Ireland

Kings Recruit

Leisurejobs Group

Let Me Play Ltd

Loughborough Sport CVA

Loughborough University

Loughborough University London


Marcos Quay Sporting Excellence Company

MindFlex Psychology

Nuffield Health

Sportsbeat/News Associates

St Andrews Healthcare



UK International Soccer

Your Golf Travel Ltd

Youth Sport Trust

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

British Steel

BSI Group 

Cambridge Design Partnership

Capgemini UK



CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

City Year UK


Dion Global Solutions

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Exco InTouch

Explore Learning


FDM Group

FP McCann

Frontier/The Society for Environmental Exploration


Games Workshop



Global Voices


HydraForce Hydraulics Ltd

IBM UK Ltd. 


IPS - Integrated Project Services

Kings Recruit

Loughborough University - Postgraduate Study

Loughborough University London

LSU Enterprise

Mettler Toledo


Moore Stephens LLP

National Forest Teaching School/ The John Taylor SCITT



Nottingham Trent University

Oxford International Junior Programmes

Pinnacle Consulting Engineers Ltd

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

RLE International


Servotest Testing Systems Ltd.

Sopra Banking Software

Teach First


The Challenge

The MTC (Manufacturing Technology Centre)

UK Power Networks

Unlocked Graduates


Vertu Motors

Yazaki Europe Ltd

ZF Group

First Year Placements Fair 2017

First Year 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 2016

Autumn Graduate Recruitment and Placement Fair

Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th October 2016, 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 this year it is two days, and over 200 employers will be in attendance. Please see the fair guide below for full details of each company, the types of vacancies they are recruiting for, and which day/s companies are attending on. This fair is open to all students.