Careers Network

Employer activities on campus

We offer a range of opportunities to engage students and raise the profile of your brand on campus.

From our flagship event the Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair, which attracts nearly 7000 students and is the largest campus careers fair in the UK; through to the smaller, more intimate events such as our Careers In… suite of industry themed presentation evenings, our dedicated Employer Engagement team can work with you to develop an on-campus strategy to help meet your specific engagement and recruitment goals.

If you would like to learn more about any of the activities below, then please do not hesitate to get in touch using the contact details to the right.

Employer Led Skills Sessions

Delivering a skills session is a great way to meet motivated students who are keen to develop their skills to enhance their applications and prepare for life after university.

We can provide some guidelines but employers lead the sessions and past topics have included:

  • Making an impact at interview;
  • Mock assessment centres;
  • Making effective applications;
  • Commercial awareness;
  • Interview techniques; standing out from the crowd.

Our students really value the opportunity to hear real-life examples of what companies are looking for and what makes a candidate stand out, and to get practical tips on how they can make stand-out applications. Students also benefit hugely from being able to talk to recent graduates who can give them a first-hand insight into graduate roles within your company.

The Employer Engagement team facilitate skills sessions throughout the academic year. Student attendance can range from 10 to 50 depending on the profile of your company, the topic and the timing of the event. Skills sessions have an administration cost of £175 + VAT, this covers the organisation and promotion of the event. 

For further information or to organise a presentation, please contact employer.activities@lboro.ac.uk.

Employer Presentations

Individual company presentations provide a great opportunity to meet and get to know students who are particularly interested in your organisation and to generate awareness of the opportunities you have available.

Presentations including the following elements tend to be most effective:

  • A formal presentation from a senior member of staff about the company and the opportunities available;
  • A talk through the application processes and the attributes you are looking for;
  • A ‘day in the life’ account from a recent (ideally Loughborough) graduate;
  • A Q&A session and the opportunity for informal networking.

During the 2017/18 academic year, around 2000 students attended presentations hosted by more than 40 employers.

Presentations are normally held in the evening (6.30pm onwards) to maximise attendance and to avoid lecture slots. Note that in order to hold a presentation in the first half of the autumn term, early booking is essential. All presentations have an administration cost of £200 + VAT, this covers the organisation and promotion of the event. 

For further information or to organise a presentation, please contact employer.activities@lboro.ac.uk.

Employer Drop-in Sessions

Company 'drop-in' sessions are a great way to meet with a high number of students, promote your company and raise awareness of the opportunities on offer. Employers often find that these on-campus events provide an opportunity to interact with a wide variety of students in an informal and relaxed setting.

Drop-in sessions are held in high footfall areas on campus and can attract lots of students throughout the day depending on the profile of your organisation and what your stand or session has to offer. Eye-catching or unusual displays, appealing giveaways and friendly, approachable staff will encourage additional interest.

We have hosted and promoted some great 'drop-ins' which can generate a real 'buzz' around the employer’s brand and opportunities. These have included coffee carts, waffle stands, ice-cream cabs, breakfast giveaways, F1 cars and pick & mix stands. Something innovative like this really helps your employer brand to stand out, but if you have a positive graduate recruitment brand you're likely to attract a good level of interest just by being on campus and being keen to engage with our students.

Drop ins and attractions are usually held during the day to maximise attendance. Early booking is recommended, as prime event spaces get booked up well in advance. Prices for this service start at £200+VAT.

For further information or to organise a presentation, please contact employer.activities@lboro.ac.uk.