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Our careers fairs are the most effective way for you to raise the profile of your organisation. They present an excellent opportunity for you to showcase your opportunities amongst the wide range of diverse talent at Cambridge in a short timeframe. 

Students from all years and disciplines attend the fairs, as well as recent alumni and post-docs. You will meet diverse students at various stages of their career journey. Some will be in the exploratory stages seeking information to decide their suitability for different sectors and roles. Others will be ready to apply for jobs and wish to enhance their understanding of your recruitment and assessment processes to make quality applications. Attendees will expect to meet with graduate recruiters/HR representatives, alumni and business representatives. 

To register for our careers fairs your organisations needs to be on Handshake.

Autumn 2023


Graduate Schemes & Internships Fair 

Monday 9 October 2023 15:00 – 18:00 

This fair is open to employers of all sizes and sectors with a range of graduate opportunities. It is our only fair with a broad non-sector specific focus and presents an opportunity for your organisation to promote the diverse opportunities you may have.  These could include internships or graduate roles in areas such as supply chain, logistics, distribution, sales/sales management, financial management, corporate social responsibility, human resources, operations and communications. 

We welcome registrations from a diverse range of organisations including multi-national organisations, retail, manufacturing, FMCG, and companies seeking their future managers, to communications, SMEs and start-ups. To attend organisations must offer paid graduate-level roles and/or internships. 


Consultancy Fair 

Tuesday 10 October 2023 14:00 – 18:00 
Wednesday 11 October 2023 14:00 – 18:00 

A prime opportunity for organisations operating in the consultancy sector to engage with our highly qualified students and graduates and build their brand on campus. 
We welcome registrations from organisations with roles in management, strategy, economic, financial, public, health, technology, human resources and other areas of the consultancy sector. 


Banking & Finance Fair 

Thursday 12 October 2023 14:00 – 18:00 

A popular destination for our students after graduation, this fair offer employers in the finance industry the opportunity to showcase the variety of roles available and to build their brand on campus.  

We welcome registrations from organisations offering graduate roles and/or internships in the finance sector including accountancy, actuarial, capital markets, financial management, fintech, investment banking, insurance, pensions, retail banking, risk management and taxation. 


Engineering Fair (FULLY BOOKED - waiting list is now in operation)

Tuesday 17 October 2023 14:00 – 18:00

The Engineering faculty is the largest faculty at the University of Cambridge. Organisations with graduate roles and internships in the engineering sector can engage with our highly qualified students and graduates and build their brand with students and recent graduates from all years and degree disciplines interested in an engineering career.  

We welcome registrations from organisations working across software, consultancy, mechanical / general, automotive/aero, civil and medical engineering.


Tech Fair 

Wednesday 18 October 2023 15:00 – 18:00

The Tech Fair connects tech firms with students interested in pursuing technically skilled careers such as development, coding and cloud computing; and non-technical careers including UX, UI, marketing, ethics, psychology, communications and politics.  


Life Sciences Fair 

Thursday 19 October 2023 16:00 – 19:00

We welcome organisations working across therapeutics, drug discovery, and reagents in the biomedical field in addition to those focusing on plant science, agriculture and healthcare. We'll also be welcoming organisations who provide services to life science-based firms.


Law Fair 

Tuesday 24 October 2023 14:00 – 18:00 

This fair is the prime opportunity for organisations operating in the law sector to engage with our highly qualified students and graduates and build their brand on campus. 
We welcome registrations from law firms, course providers and sector relevant pro bono organisations. 


Maths & Quantitative Finance Fair 

Tuesday 31 October 2023 - 15:00 - 18:00

This fair is attended by students wishing to explore career pathways in quantitative finance and/or careers that utilise their highly skilled mathematical abilities. This includes actuarial work, cryptography, forecasting, complex modelling, operational research, computational fluid dynamics, meteorology and signal processing. Representatives should ideally be practitioners able to discuss their work, and answer detailed questions raised by our maths and physics students. 


Economics Fair 

Wednesday 1 November 2023 - Time 13:00 – 15:00

This fair is attended by students in the Department of Economics and those considering a career in economics. We welcome registrations from organisations offering specifically economics-related graduate level roles and/or internships.  


Barristers Fair

Tuesday 28th November 2022 - 12:30 – 15:30

Meet Cambridge students interested in a career at the Bar. This in-person only fair takes place in the Law department and is attended by students wishing to learn more about routes to the profession, qualifications needed to become a barrister and funding options available. They will be looking to hear from practicing barristers on their experience of the Bar as well as learning about different practice areas and gaining application tips.

Spring 2024

To register your interest in these events, your organisation needs to be registered on Handshake


International Development & Charities Festival

January/February 2023

A series of panels, skills workshops, networking events and resources featuring Cambridge alumni and others working in the development and charities sector.  If you are interested in taking part next year, please complete our Expression of Interest form. 


Creative Careers Festival 

January/February 2023

A series of events, talks and resources highlighting career options across the creative sector covering film, theatre, media, science communications, publishing, creative writing, creative freelance careers, journalism and marketing communications. This event has now taken place. If you are interested in taking part next year, please complete our Expression of Interest form. 


Green Careers Festival 

Organised in collaboration with Cambridge Zero, the festival focuses on helping students to discover possible career paths and opportunities in sustainability and environment-related organisations.

Green Careers Fair

February - Date TBC 

The Green Careers Fair is open to organisations with work opportunities in the green sector. Organisations attending must be engaged in work relevant to the green agenda and may only promote relevant roles at the fair. If you are interested in taking part next year, please complete our Expression of Interest form.

Summer 2023

Graduate Jobs Fair

June 2024

Do you have graduate-level roles  to fill this Summer or Autumn?
For students who have been focusing on their academic studies, the job search starts now. This fair gives you access to finalists ready to join the job market as well as penultimate year undergraduates who are keen to get ahead with their research in preparation for employment in 2025. The fair is open to all sectors.

Booking opens in Spring 2024.

Cambridge University careers fairs and festivals are exclusively for our students and recent graduates. Anyone else will be turned away. If you are listing your attendance on your website or through other channels, please ensure that this is made clear to avoid disappointment. You can consult our events policy here