Meet the Employers: UWE Bristol prepares for biggest ever Careers Fair

Issue date: 06 October 2015

Students at the ECC for the Employers Fair

Wednesday 7 October 2015, 11.00-15.00, Exhibition and Conference Centre (ECC)

3000 students are expected to visit over 170 employer exhibitors at the UWE Bristol Meet the Employers Fair. The Graduate Jobs and Placement Fair is the largest of its kind in the South West, building on the University's excellent reputation for graduate employment with 99.1% of UWE Bristol graduates in employment or further study 3 ½ years after graduation, compared to the national average of 97%.

Students and graduates from all disciplines are invited to this free annual event. They'll have access to recruiters from a vast cross-section of industries offering graduate vacancies, work experience, placements and internships. It's an excellent environment to network with employers, discuss opportunities available to them and make a positive first impression.

There will be a dedicated area for Nursing and Allied Health Professionals and Construction and Property employers and the chance to find out about voluntary roles, further study and international opportunities.

Colette Percival, Employer Engagement Manager, within the UWE Bristol Careers Department says, “Statistics show you are 75% more likely to gain a graduate level job if you have successfully engaged in a work placement, work experience or internship, whilst at university. Consequently it is vital that we offer our students the opportunity to engage with prospective employers through events such as the Meet the Employers Fair

“This year the University is running the largest fair in UWE Bristol history, with over 170 exhibitors promoting opportunities for everyone across the board. Last year we had 99 exhibitors attend over 2 days and over 3,000 students through the door. We are hoping for even bigger numbers this year.”

Hannah Newmarch, Head of Employer Partnership Services at UWE Bristol says, “Our Meet the Employer Fair is one of the ways in which we support our student's to explore options for their career, during and after study. The wide range of employers attending our fair and wanting to meet with students from all disciplines highlights the great variety of careers available. This is not only about graduate jobs, there will be lots of internships, placements, enterprise and volunteering opportunities all of which are a fantastic way of gaining experience and exploring a variety of careers. The UWE Bristol “Meet the Employers” Careers Fair series is an absolute must to attend for students wishing to make that first point of contact between key employers and themselves.”

Competitions, prizes, freebies, CV checking, employer presentations, job boards and much more make it an event not to be missed.

View the full list of employers (PDF) who are attending the fair.

For more information on the Graduate Jobs and Placement Fair see the Careers and Employability webpage.

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