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Autumn Careers & Placements Fairs 2023

The Autumn Fairs are in-person events and offer a great opportunity to learn what employers are offering regardless of your course, level & discipline.

  • 27 Oct 2023, 11.00am to 2 Nov 2023, 3.00pm BST (GMT +01:00)
  • Claverton Rooms, Level 3, 2 West, University of Bath
  • This event is free

The Autumn Careers & Placements Fairs are the largest annual in-person and on-campus careers fairs of the year. Open to all students and recent graduates regardless of course level, year and discipline. Event information and employers opportunities can be viewed on the CareerFairPlus app.

Downloading the App allows you to see who is attending and helps to inform your pre-event research. Over 200 employers are expected over 5 days - large and small, national and local, and from a range of sectors, including many new employers and a wider range of opportunities than ever before.

  • Friday 27 October, Business Consulting and Finance.
  • Monday 30 October - Science and engineering Tech: which should include employers with opportunities in Technology and analytics, R&D, Pharma, and environment.
  • Tuesday 31 October - Science and Engineering Build: which should include employers with opportunities in Manufacturing, construction and energy.
  • Wednesday 1 November - Politics, economics and society.
  • Thursday 2 November - Education, sport and well-being.

Some employers are will attend more than 1 day and you are welcome to attend as many days or times as you need. Use the app to find out which day your favourite employers will be attending. Full details will be released 18 September and added to as information is updated.

App and online

We listened to feedback and this year we are using a free app called CareerFairPlus to host all Fair information and help you decide which days to visit and who to speak to. Download from the App store or Google to have access on your phone. No log in, no invitation, no fuss! Just select University of Bath and the event is listed. Make sure you check who is attending each day when the exhibitor lists are released as these will be different each day. Exhibitor list released 18 September.

What to expect

  • Cost of living (mindful that travel is costly in time and money, we aim to bring employers to campus).
  • Industry-specific (hoping to make it easier to see which employers have opportunities which could suit you, we are theming the days).
  • Time constraints (by moving to the Claverton Room we are bringing the Fair to the heart of campus making it easier for you pop in between commitments).
  • In-person (practice networking, make connections or just lurk!).
  • Come one day, two days or every day! (its beneficial to attend on multiple days or times).
  • Download the app to keep on top of employers attending and what day/s via your phone: CareerFairPlus (Information released 18 September).

Get prepared

The Fair is a fantastic opportunity to speak directly to employers, discover new career options and get inspired.

To get the most out of the Fairs, make sure you are well prepared, by thinking about what you want to ask. Consider some of the following suggestions:

  • Read the information provided on the app as well as each employers appointments listings, look at their website and Careers section.
  • Make written notes for each employer you intend to meet with and note their responses afterwards. It's OK to ask them for an email contact too.
  • Use the app the plan your visit/s to the Fair. Create yourself a 'to meet with' list for the day - check your timetable and prioritise your free time.
  • Check your social media pages to ensure there is nothing there you would not want an employer to see - or 'add' what you do want them to see. Update / create a LinkedIn profile for employers to see.
  • Introduce yourself and smile!.

Support for students

Networking and preparing for the Careers Fair event - date tbc

This will be advertised on MyFuture and the weekly Wednesday email.

Icebreaker Service

We know many of you will be anxious to network in person again after so long in lockdowns. If there is an employer you would love to speak with at the Fair but you are nervous to approach them, come and ask one of us from the Careers desk to make the introductions for you!

Quiet conversation areas

If the noise and busyness of the event are overwhelming your conversations, please make use of the quiet areas at the Fair.

More help

Look at our Adviser's top tips for preparing for the Fair and getting the most out of the event on the day.

Go to preparing for a careers fair

Keep up-to-date

We'll be posting live updates on our social media pages from October to remind you to start viewing employers and preparing for the fair days.

Hashtag: #bathcareersandplacements23


The Claverton Rooms

Claverton Rooms, Level 3 2 West University of Bath Claverton Down Bath BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Contact us

If you have any questions about the fair contact us. For employer queries contact Victoria Houston in the Employer Services Team.