Careers fairs

Our careers fairs are a great place to meet employers and providers of further study to discuss your future in detail. This will allow you to find out what employers look for beyond your degree; what skills and experience you should focus on developing to make sure you stand out for the right reasons during the recruitment process.

All our careers fairs are exclusively for University of Leicester students and graduates.

The Festival of Careers

The Festival of Careers is our flagship careers event. Every October our Career Development Service hosts this week long festival bringing together a series of themed careers fairs and fringe activities. The best bit is there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a first year studying Mathematics or a finalist studying History, the Festival is open to all. 

The key to meeting employers at the Festival of Careers is the prep that you'll do with the Career Development Service beforehand, meaning that you'll make a winning first impression and genuine connection with a potential future employer.

This has been a cornerstone of Leicester events and at our Festival of Careers last year 80% of students agreed/strongly agreed that the sessions helped them to prepare and 79% of employers agreed/strongly agreed that the no prep influenced their decision to attend.

"Myself and my colleagues were extremely impressed with the calibre of students we spoke to. Especially with the preparation and thought they had put in before attending the event … which meant we were able to give them advice rather than generic information." - Farida Lockhat, Jaguar LandRover

Upcoming careers fairs