Dates for your diaries: Graduate careers fairs in 2013

Are you a graduate looking for a job or a final year student thinking about your options? Careers fairs are an important resource for job seekers. They offer an excellent opportunity to introduce yourself to potential employers, market yourself in your chosen industry, expand your network, gather company information and sharpen interview skills. Make a good first impression and memorable impact at a careers fair with our top tips!

Here are a few key dates to pop in your brand new 2013 diaries:

March

Event: The Spring Graduate Fair
- Date: 20th March 2013
- Venue: University of London
- Sector: All
- Information: This event is open to all students and recent graduates from any university across the UK. It offers a great opportunity to meet face-to-face with recruiters and training providers offering jobs, internships, voluntary opportunities and further study options. Plus it is completely free to attend!
- Website: www.springgradfair.co.uk

May

Event: Silicon Milkroundabout
- Date: 11th -12th May 2013
- Venue: The Old Truman Brewery, London.
- Sector: IT, design, development
- Information: This is a free careers fair which offers candidates interested in IT, design, product management and development the opportunity to meet UK start-ups.
- Website: http://siliconmilkroundabout.com/

June

Event: The Graduate Recruitment Fair
- Date: 12th – 13th June 2013 (2 day event)
- Venue: The Armitage Centre, Manchester
- Sector: All
- Information: A two day event offering the opportunity to meet 180 different exhibitors, all of whom are recruiting for vacancies starting in autumn 2013. From large nationals and multi-nationals to smaller local companies the diverse array of employers cover a wide variety of sectors including; finance, science, engineering, business and the voluntary sector. Final year students and graduates from all universities are welcome to attend. Entry is free and you also receive a free fair guide on entry and a free coach to the fair from Piccadilly Train Station, Manchester every 20 minutes.
- Website: http://www.careers.manchester.ac.uk/recruit/fairs/graduatefair/

Event: The London Graduate Fair
- Date: 19th – 20th June 2013 (2 day event)
- Venue: Business Design Centre, Islington, London
- Sector: All
- Information: This is the perfect opportunity for students and graduates to meet big name companies and recruitment agencies.
- Website: http://www.londongradfair.co.uk/autumn/

Event: The Summer Graduate Fair
- Date: 5th June 2013
- Venue: Olympia 2
- Sector: All
- Information: This event is the largest graduate jobs and careers fair of the summer. Exhibitors offer internships, employment, postgraduate study options, gap year alternatives and expert employability advice. The event offers; free entry, seminars by keynote speakers, interview and CV and presentation workshops.
- Website: http://www.summergradfair.co.uk/

Event: National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition
- Date: 7th – 8th June 2013
- Venue: NEC, Birmingham
- Sector: All
- Information: This event brings graduates face-to-face with a wide range of top graduate employers. Entry is completely free and features essential careers advice to help you make the right choices after university and secure a perfect job.
- Website: https://www.gradjobs.co.uk/recruitment-exhibitions/summer-birmingham-2013

October

Event: The Autumn Graduate Fair
- Date: 23rd October 2013
- Venue: ExCel, London
- Sector: All
- Information: Exhibitors at this event offers internships, employment, postgraduate study options, gap year alternatives and expert employability advice. The event offers; free entry, seminars by keynote speakers, interview and CV and presentation workshops.
- Website: http://www.autumngradfair.co.uk/

Event: National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition
- Date: 11th – 12th October 2013
- Venue: Olympia, London
- Sector: All
- Information: The event brings together a whole host of the UK’s top employers, along with a great array of advice clinics and special features to help you get your dream job!
- Website: https://www.gradjobs.co.uk/recruitment-exhibitions/autumn-london-2013

November

Event: National Graduate Recruitment Exhibition
- Date: 8th – 9th November 2013
- Venue: NEC, Birmingham – Hall 11
- Sector: All
- Information: This event brings graduates face-to-face with a wide range of top graduate employers. Entry is completely free and features essential careers advice to help you make the right choices after university and secure a perfect job.
- Website: https://www.gradjobs.co.uk/recruitment-exhibitions/autumn-birmingham-2013

Hannah is a Digital Marketing Executive at Inspiring. She blogs about food here: datedinners.com and tweets about food here: @misshana_. She squeezes in time for graduate careers advice and commuting rants too.

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