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Events and Careers Fairs

We organise careers fairs throughout the year to enable you to reach our students and graduates and talk to them face-to-face.

Our events range from subject and sector specific events to large scale graduate fairs attracting thousands of students.

We encourage all organisations who would like to attend one of our fairs to book as early as possible to avoid disappointment as the majority of our events fill to capacity.

Please note, completing a booking form online is a request to attend the event and does not mean you are guaranteed a space.

The information you provide in the booking form will be published on our Student Intranet so please ensure that it is as up to date and accurate as possible.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Whilst we are currently taking bookings for our autumn fairs, we are closely monitoring the situation surrounding COVID-19, and, should the need arise we are considering alternative formats to enable employers to continue to interact and engage with our students. We will keep in touch with any changes to our programme.

Tuesday 6 October 2020, 11:00-15:00

City Hall, Cardiff

Held in the impressive City Hall building at the heart of our Cathays Campus, this is the largest of our one day careers fairs. This fair is open to all students and degree disciplines and begins our autumn term events programme.

With 62 exhibitors, many of whom are listed in the Times Top 100, and over 2,000 students in attendance, this is our largest and most popular event of the year.

Bookings are open now. Book your place at the Autumn Careers Fair.

Monday 12 October11:00-15:00
Tuesday 13 October11:00-15:00
Wednesday 14 October11:00-14:00

The Forum, Cardiff University School of Engineering

Held within the Engineering Building in the student FORUM, the very popular autumn STEM Fair runs over 3 days in October and targets science, technology, engineering and maths students.

With 66 exhibitors from a range of industries including construction, manufacturing, IT, finance and defence, this event attracts over 1,700 students from a range of STEM degree disciplines.

Bookings for this fair will open in spring 2020.

Wednesday 21 October 2020, 11:00-15:00 

Cardiff University Students' Union

Following feedback from employers and students, this year, we have re-branded our Business, Finance and Banking Fair to accommodate the many other business areas that are popular careers pathways with our students.

This event is open to all recruiters who have opportunities within business, banking, consultancy, finance, insurance, investment, HR, logistics, marketing, retail and supply chain.

Bookings for this fair will open in spring 2020.

Tuesday 27 October 2020, 13:30-16:00 

City Hall, Cardiff

Our Law Fair is a long established and popular event held in the impressive City Hall building during the autumn term. Many of the law firms exhibiting attend the fair year on year and placed get booked up far in advance.

Bookings are open now. Book your place at the Law Fair.

Wednesday 4 November 2020, 11:00-15:00 

VJ Gallery, Main Building, Cardiff University

This event targets physical science and life science students and is held in our illustrious Main Building during the autumn term. This is one of our smaller, niche events which gives recruiters the opportunity to talk exclusively to scientists.

Over 800 students attended this event in 2017 alongside a range of recruiters looking for Earth Science, Ocean Science, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Pharmacology and Biology students.

Bookings for this fair will open in spring 2020.

Spring 2021 date to be confirmed.

This fair is held in the Great Hall of the Students' Union and has grown significantly in recent years. Now in its 11th year, the fair is aimed at students who are looking to gain an internship, work experience placement or volunteering role and is open to all degree disciplines. A range of organisations attend this fair, from small charities and volunteering services to large multinational corporations.

Bookings for this fair will open soon.

Spring 2021 date to be confirmed.

TechFest is aimed at all Cardiff University students interested in pursuing a career in the technology sector.

Following on from feedback from schools, employers and graduates, this brand new tailored and innovative employability event recognises the demand and growth of the digital technology sector in the UK and looks to build on the success of our well-regarded and established STEM Careers Fair.

Bookings for this fair will open soon.

Big Grad Fair 2020 has been cancelled. In response to the Government’s recent announcement that we are moving from the containment to delay phase with regards to coronavirus (COVID-19), we have taken the decision to cancel this event.

We are extremely sorry for any inconvenience this may cause, but ensuring the safety and welfare of our event attendees, staff and students is our priority.

Now in its second year, the Big Grad Fair is a must-attend event for organisations who have established graduate roles, as well as entry level opportunities, internships and placements.

Held in the Great Hall at the Students' Union, the Big Grad Fair is aimed at all Cardiff University students and is a fantastic way for organisations of all sectors and sizes to showcase their graduate opportunities on campus to our engaged and motivated students. Please note that you do not need to have an established graduate recruitment scheme to attend this event, we welcome SMEs and start-up businesses as well as established graduate recruiters

Fair packages

For fees and how to book, please see the information on each fair.

Exhibitor

Be seen and engage with Cardiff's finest.

An excellent opportunity to:

  • raise your profile at one of Britain's major teaching and research universities
  • meet students and promote your opportunities to the top students in Wales.

Premium Exhibitor

Make your organisation stand out.

Due to continued demand for sponsorship at our fairs, we are also offering you extra brand exposure to our students. This package includes:

  • a prime location
  • your logo on our posters.

Please note that this package is not available for all fairs.

Sponsorship

Ultimate exposure for your organisation. This package includes:

  • a central stand space at the fair
  • your logo on all print advertising
  • a blog post
  • your recruitment literature displayed, and more.

Find out more

For more information regarding any of the fairs, please contact the Employer Engagement team:

Employer Engagement Team