NEW DATE ADDED: Wednesday 3rd April
NOTE: The event runs from 9am - 5pm.
Looking for part time work, internship or career change in London?
What time slot do I have?
This should be listed on your ticket, we will split the day into a morning and afternoon. Please keep to your allocated time slot.
Morning Session: 9am - 12pm.
Afternoon Session: 1pm - 4.45pm
Speaking direct to staff in charge of recruitment at the fair gives you the chance to make a face to face connection.
Dozens of vacancies are available to apply for in our recruitment hubs.
Get tips from recruiters on how you can make vast improvements to your CV if necessary.
Our team are here to help, so if you do need advice on your CV or interview technique, let us know!
We will have staff on hand who have completed placements and internships who will be able to offer you information on the recruitment process for a wide range of companies.
Be prepared and open minded to a wide variety of opportunities when you come to the fair.
Practice your communication skills, it helps with your interview technique on the day!
There are many types of jobs or career fairs, from ones based on specific industries to ones based on the campus, however, it helps a company to meet and screen a large volume of candidates in one place, on one date.
This event is for University students living in London. We may allow a person to attend who is due to start or recently graduated, we advise you to message the page and confirm in advance.
The employer may conduct a “mini interview’ there and then, some will ask for a recent CV to arrange your interview at a later date.
Keep in mind that a jobs fair should form part of your strategy in finding work, they can be a very successful part.
Reserve your place - get a ticket!
It is only possible to attend the fair by having a ticket. We ask you to pay a small reservation fee which secures your place and lets us know the exact numbers who will attend. We have thousands of people who wish to attend, unfortunately we cannot accommodate everyone!
Prior to the event we normally announce the sectors / employers taking part in the event. We’ll also email all attendees with the list in advance. If you need us to re-send you the email because you did not receive it, let a member of the team know!
Bring multiple copies of your CV, if you’re interested in a variety of sectors, bring your latest CV specifically for that sector.
You could also bring a scannable copy of your CV which some employers may prefer as it helps store them in the database.
Looking for work in a creative field? Bring your portfolio. Your portfolio should include copy of your CV, references and examples of your best work. You may have the opportunity during the fair to discuss in detail your portfolio.
What to wear?
It’s up to you - depending on the impression you want to make, you may feel conservative attire is suitable or perhaps you feel that the industry you want to work in at this moment, this type of clothing won’t be necessary. We want you to feel comfortable!
To help with spreading out footfall, we have 2 time blocks, a morning and afternoon. You must attend your allocated time slot. If you arrive before your set time, we can’t allow entry.
Prepare for a short interview - You may only have a short time period to market yourself and your ability to the company, so we advise you to develop a short 1 minute pitch which expresses your recent work experience and personality.
The most common question you will face is “why are you here today?”
A question you’re advised to ask is “What do i need to obtain a second interview?”
Network with everyone at the fair.
Follow up with recruiters - you may have taken away a companies details or made a note of a contact, follow up with a call or email!
What to bring?
CV’s, your ID (student ID if possible) E-ticket ready to show at the check in desk (a print out or have the screen on full brightness to make it scan quicker.)
Balancing a job around University is a skill which is easily mastered if you ensure that you keep your schedule organised.
Here are some hints and tips to help you:
Keep your schedule updated, there are some fantastic apps which will help you keep ahead of schedule and organised!
You should plan for all your classes, due dates of assignments and exams first and foremost. Also plan for last minute work overload from University. Communicate your schedule with work colleagues, friends and family.
Work ahead, finding the right balance can take time, don’t allow your to-do list to grow and grow! Once all your tasks are piled up, it takes even longer to work through.
Make sure you’re getting enough sleep!
Prioritise your work, if you know due dates and your exam calendar it helps with arranging your time.
Cover Letter Tips
The golden rules to writing a standard cover letter.
Keep it relatively short, 250 - 300 words is sufficient. If possible, write individual cover letters for every job you apply for based on the sector. Even if you keep the basics the same, you can edit each letter based on the role.
Keep it simple whilst - demonstrate why you are the best listing examples. In terms of layout, try and find out a contact name so you can personalise.
Try to make your wording more specific using figures.
Here is an article on cover letters which might prove useful: https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/cover-letters/
Some employers may offer Summer internships during the event.
An internship is a great way to access experienced mentors.
Keep an eye out for opportunities with a support system for interns that can gain access to industry level experts. For our guide on finding an internship, speak to one of our events team who will provide you with our internship brochure.
Would you like to work at this event? Please send across a message to register your interest.
It’s always good to get ahead in regards to placements / internships and understanding what companies are looking for.
Marketing and communication
Food and beverage
Travel & Tourism
Any questions? Message the page London student jobs