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 Careers Fair, which attracts over 6,000 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.

Autumn Careers Fair 2019

Monday 21st October (2pm -7pm)
Tuesday 22nd October (11am - 4pm) 

Sir David Wallace Sports Hall

Our flagship event, the Autumn Graduate and Placement Fair at Loughborough University is the largest careers event of its type in the UK. Last year we attracted 260 exhibitors and over 6000 Loughborough students and graduates.

Students from all year groups and disciplines are invited to attend the fair, giving you an excellent opportunity to engage with talented students and raise the profile of your organisation at a key time in the recruitment calendar.

We welcome organisations from many sectors. If you have immediate or future vacancies; provide further study options e.g. postgraduate programmes; or are looking to build an awareness of your company on campus, then this is the ideal event to attend.


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Science and Placements and Careers Fair 2019

Wednesday 13th November 

Careers Fair for students studying Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematical Sciences, Physics


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Talk Sport Student Conference 2020

Thursday 30th January 

For students passionate about a career in the sports industry.

Talk Sport 2018 Programme

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Spring Careers Fair 2020

Tuesday 25th February 

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Finalist Careers Fair 2020

Wednesday 29th April 

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Summer Seasonal Work - Opportunity Evening

Wednesday 6th May 

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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 Autumn Term. 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. 

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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.

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 and that employer presentations only take place during Semester 1. Prices for this service start at £200 + VAT, this covers the organisation and promotion of the event. 

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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. Please note that 'drop in' sessions will only take place during Semester 1. 

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