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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. 

Summer 2022

Graduate Jobs Fair 

Virtual Fair – Tuesday 5 July 14:00 – 16:00 

Raise the profile of your organisation and attract Cambridge talent to the roles that you are recruiting for this summer.  

For students who have been focusing on their academic studies, the job search starts now. This virtual 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 2023.  

To participate your organisation must have graduate-level roles available with immediate, Autumn or early Winter start dates.  Internships may also be promoted at this fair. The fair is open to all sectors. 

Prices start from £200
(Charity, SME and public sector discounts available)

Register to attend

To book on to this event you need to have an account on Handshake. Join here

 

Autumn 2022

We aim to provide a flexible and cost-effective way for you to engage with our community.  The Michaelmas (Autumn) 2022 fairs will be a combination of physical and virtual events, retaining the best aspects of each to suit the differing needs of employers, students, recent graduates and post-docs. 

Our in-person fairs present employers with the opportunity to meet students and recent graduates in a central Cambridge location. Employers and students will benefit from face-to-face interactions. 

Our virtual fairs offer employers a cost-effective, accessible and convenient way to interact with students and recent graduates. Through our virtual platform Handshake, you can host informal 1:1 chats and interactive 30 minute group sessions. This could be a presentation and/or networking event or an experiential learning session. You could consider hosting a sector-specific group discussion in partnership with other organisations in your sector.  

Organisations wishing to attend both virtual and in-person events may attend the virtual fair free of charge on the condition that they attend both events (terms apply).  

Prices start from £550
(Charity, SME and public sector discounts available)

 

How to book

To book our careers fairs, you need to have an account on Handshake. Join here

 

Banking & Finance Fair 

Virtual Fair – Monday 10 October 13:00 – 15:00 
In-person Fair – Tuesday 11 October 13:00 – 17:00 

A popular destination for our students after graduation, these fairs 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. 

 

Consultancy Fair 

In-person Fair – Wednesday 12 October 13:00 – 17:00 
Virtual Fair – Thursday 13 October 13:00 – 15:00 

These fairs are the 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. 

 

Law Fair 

In-person Fair – Tuesday 18 October 13:00 – 17:00 
Virtual Fair – Wednesday 19 October 13:00 – 15:00 

These fairs are 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. 

We will be running a Barristers event in the Law Department in November.  If you are interested in taking part, please complete our Expression of Interest form.

 

Maths & Quantitative Finance Fair 

Thursday 20 October - 15:00 - 17:30

This in-person only 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. 

 

Graduate Schemes & Internships Fair 

Virtual Fair – Monday 24 October 13:00 – 15:00 
In-person Fair – Tuesday 25 October 13:00 – 16:00 

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 tech and engineering companies seeking their future managers, to communications, SMEs and start-ups. To attend organisations must offer paid graduate-level roles and/or internships. 

 

Economics Fair 

Thursday 27 October - Time 13:00 – 15:00

This in-person only 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.  

 

Engineering Fair 

In-person Fair – Tuesday 1 November 13:00 – 17:00 
Virtual Fair – Wednesday 2 November 13:00 – 15:00 

The Engineering faculty is the largest faculty at the University of Cambridge. This fair is the prime opportunity for organisations with graduate roles and internships in the engineering sector to engage with our highly qualified students and graduates. Build your brand with students and recent graduates from all years and degree disciplines interested in an engineering career.  

 

Barristers Event 

November - Details coming soon. If you are interested in taking part, please complete our Expression of Interest form.

Spring 2023

Plans for Lent are in development and will include: 

Creative Careers Festival 

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. If you are interested in taking part, please complete our Expression of Interest form. You will need to be registered on Handshake first.

Tech event (New)

This event is in development. It will focus on connecting employers with students interested in pursuing both technically skilled careers such as development, coding and cloud computing; and non-technical careers including UX, UI, marketing, ethics, psychology, communications and politics.  If you are interested in taking part, please complete our Expression of Interest form. You will need to be registered on Handshake first.

Life Sciences Event (New)

This event is in development. It will focus enable students to explore the full range of career options in the life science sector, from research and development to ‘hands off’ roles with employers. If you are interested in taking part, please complete our Expression of Interest form. You will need to be registered on Handshake first.

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. If you are interested in taking part, please complete our Expression of Interest form. You will need to be registered on Handshake first.

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. 

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