Career fairs

Our careers events are the perfect opportunity for you to introduce yourself to businesses that could be your future employers.

Meet a future employer


Louise was introduced to GSK by the University and went on to join the company in a full-time role. Could you be next in line for a great opportunity? Watch her story.

Your career event questions answered

  • What happens at a university careers fair?

    Our careers fairs give students the chance to network with national and international employers. They provide a relaxed environment where you can:

    • Discuss graduate roles and placements
    • Learn about companies' recruitment processes
    • Check that you're developing the right work-related skills.
  • How do I get the most out of a careers fair?

    Make sure you're prepared:

    • Contact us for a list of the employers attending and decide who you want to speak to.
    • Decide what you can offer each employer and be ready to promote yourself.
    • Draw up questions you'd like to ask on the day.
    • Make sure you've updated your CV and have copies to hand. If you need help, we offer CV support
    • Attend a preparation workshop. 
    • Dress professionally – you want to be remembered.
  • Why should I attend a careers fair?

    • Meet a wide range of employers in one place.
    • Find out about job opportunities.
    • Get tips on what recruiters are looking for.
    • Find out when they are hiring.
    • Discuss recruitment cycles, plans and practices.


    Many of our students appreciate the opportunity to make connections with recruiters or just to learn more about an industry or a particular company.Employers at our fairs are keen to recruit Greenwich students so it always pays to do your research ahead of time, attend a preparation workshop, and dress professionally on the day.

  • When do careers fairs take place?

    Autumn

    We run Recruitment and Careers Fairs at the Greenwich Campus in October, and at the Medway Campus in November.

    Greenwich Campus also hosts a Placement and Internships Fair in November for students seeking a placement or year in industry.Some smaller sector-specific fairs may take place across the academic year, depending on demand. We'll let you know about these in the weekly employability bulletins we send to your student email address.

    Spring

    We hold a Graduate Interviews Event for final-year undergraduates and recent graduates on both Greenwich and Medway Campuses.

    This unique project provides our students and recent graduates with the opportunity to apply for real vacancies and to be interviewed by employers on campus.Employability support is available at every stage of the process, including CV checks and interview coaching sessions provided before the real interviews take place.

  • The University introduced me to the employer I work for now. That opened the door to me applying for a job here.

    - Louise Vincer, BSc Chemistry, Marketing Manager at GSK

  • What I'll miss most about the university is the staff and the amazing support they offer. They really encourage you to have your own voice and ideas.

    - Aishling Egan, Primary Education Undergraduate