122 employers (and the Mayor) attend the University’s biggest ever Careers Fair
Thursday’s Careers Fair in the STV was a bigger event than many of the national fairs, and gave students from first year onwards the chance to talk to 122 employers from a wide range of sectors.
Employers were offering summer internships, placements and graduate jobs, with many offering opportunities at all three levels of intake.
The Mayor, Councillor Andrew Furse, was interested to note the evident demand for Bath graduates and recognised the high regard with which the University is regarded by top employers.
For students at all stages, understanding what occupations involve and how organisations differ is a critical part of the career planning process. Lack of career focus, employers tell us, is one of the most common reasons for failing the selection process. So the Careers Advisory Service arranges a host of opportunities for students to explore potential future alliances... and of course it kills two birds with one stone as the employers are keen to market their wares.
“Meet the Employers” is the Careers theme for autumn. In addition to the flagship Fair, students – first years, placement seekers, finalists, PGT and PGR – can come to 105 individual employer recruitment events and skills training sessions over lunchtimes and evenings this Semester.
Several employers attending the Fair commented on the high quality of the students they had spoken to, and appreciated those who came prepared and with thoughtful questions.
Last year, according to external market research agency High Fliers, over half of students had visited the Careers Advisory Service in person, 67 per cent had used the department’s online resources and just less than two-thirds of finalists had been to at least one employer campus presentation.