Careers Network

Employer Activities

Autumn Careers Fest 2021

11th October - 19th November

New to this year, we will be running Autumn Careers Fest, a 6-week period of events and activities running from the 11th of October to the 19th of November. All our events will provide you with the opportunity to engage and interact with our fantastic and diverse students at Loughborough. We will be hosting a variety of events online and on-campus. 

Click on the tabs below to see what you could be involved in. 

Please be aware that our on-campus events are subject to Government and University guidelines. 

Employer Presentations 

The opportunity to promote your organisation and opportunities to students and graduates.

Benefits:

  • A great opportunity for you to provide insight into your company and promote your upcoming opportunities/ jobs to student
  • A simple way to increase your brand awareness and to connect with students.
  • Engage with pro-active students
  • Opportunity to host Q&A session
  • Promotion on our website and emails 

 We are open to running these sessions ‘online’ and ‘on campus’. This is subject to Government and University guidelines as well as the availability of rooms.

 To book a presentation please contact the events team at employer.services@lboro.ac.uk  to negotiate a date and time, this will limit clashes between employers and student lectures/ timetables.

Employability Sessions

These sessions are designed to ‘upskill’ students. If there is a particular area in your recruitment process that students struggle with or a certain skill/strength that is important to succeed in your business, this is your opportunity to run a session on this.

Topics can include:

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

We are open to running these sessions ‘online’ and ‘on campus’. This is subject to Government and University guidelines as well as the availability of rooms.

Brand Awareness Events

Get your ‘brand’ out to the masses by coming on to campus and running a ‘Brand Awareness’ event. This is a great opportunity for you to engage with a high volume of students in person. These activities will be held in high footfall areas. Examples include:

  • Coffee cart
  • Gazebo
  • Food stall
  • Prize giveaways

Please contact employers.services@lboro.ac.uk for more information and to discuss any suggestions that you have. Please note all on campus, brand awareness activity is subject to COVID-19 Government and University guidance.

Online Careers in Events

What does it involve: 

These events are designed to provide students with an insight into a certain industry/sector. We bring together 3-4 speakers to present 10-15 mins each on their job, experiences and hints and tips on how to succeed in the industry.

There are limited spaces available on each workshop/ presentation, please see the list below:

  • Careers in the Public Sector - 13th October 
  • Careers in Engineering - 20th October 
  • Careers in Business & Finance - 27th October 
  • Careers in Creative Sector - 3rd November 
  • Careers in Marketing - 10th November 
  • Careers in Teaching - 17th November

If you are interested in taking part, please contact the team at employers.services@lboro.ac.uk.

You will not be able to book these events, the events team will select from interested employers. Please note these sessions will be run online.    

   

Mock assessment Centres

Careers Network has been running a highly successful programme of Mock Assessment Centre workshops over the past few years on campus, delivered in collaboration with many respected employers. Unsurprisingly, this year mock assessment centres will be virtual.

Working with Careers Network staff, Employers are invited to contribute a segment in an opening talk with tips and advice for assessment centres, deliver a realistic group exercise of their choice during a 1-hour breakout session, and then reconvene to take part in a short Q&A session.

Please note, these sessions may take place on campus or online subject to interest from our employer partners. For more information, please contact the events team at employer.services@lboro.ac.uk.

 

 

 

Diversity & Inclusion Events

New to this year, we will be running a number of Diversity and Inclusion Themed sessions. We will be looking to have between 3 employers per topic, each speaker will have 15 minutes to present their own individual stories and how this relates to the topic being discussed. We will then open it up to Q&A, allowing the students the opportunity to engage with the presenters.

As part of Autumn Careers Fest, we will be running the following 6 events:

  • Females in Tech/STEM – 14th October
  • Black History Month Employer Roundtable - 21st October
  • Women In Leadership – 28th October
  • Wellbeing in the Workplace – 4th November
  • Disability in the Workplace - 11th November
  • LGBT+ In the workplace – 18th November

If you are interested in taking part, please contact the team at employers.services@lboro.ac.uk.

You will not be able to book these events, the events team will select from interested employers. Please note these sessions will be run online.    

Promotional Opportunites 

Careers Online (Free Online Jobs Portal)

Our vacancy portal allows you to advertise opportunities to Loughborough University students and graduates. You can also use the portal to manage your organisation profile and manage existing opportunities.

For more information visit our Careers Fair Website Page 

Target Email Service

Targeted emails are a cost-effective way of ensuring you are maximising your exposure to relevant student groups. Through this service, you can target students by year group, department or course.

Employers have found that this service works very well to increase applications for current roles, but it is also a great tool to boost attendance at an upcoming employer event or attraction on campus.

The cost for a targeted email is as follows:

  • £85 + VAT per School
  • £250 + VAT per year group (all Schools in a year group)
  • £350 + VAT to send to ALL students 

For more information on promotional activities please see our vacancy advertising page 

Competitions:

If you have any freebies you want to give way or competitions, get in touch and we can advertise these on our social media pages. These competitions will be led and run by you and we will help advertise these across our media platforms.

If you are interested in running/being involved in multiple events across this week, please get in touch and we will be happy to discuss a package deal with you. Alternatively, if you have ideas and thoughts on a different event that may not be included above, we are keen to talk with you about this, so please do get in touch!