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The Business Fair 2016

Why not come along and meet with your possible future employer?

It doesn’t matter what you study, the Business Fair is for students and graduates of all disciplines and ages to come along and chat with employers from multiple sectors including: Finance; Management; Business; Engineering; Law and many more.

Business Fair 2014

Event Details:

Date: Thursday 20th October 2016

Where: Jubilee Sports Centre, Building 18, Highfield Campus

Time: 11.00am - 3.30pm

Exhibitors: This year's exhibiting organisations will be published week commencing 3rd October 2016.  You can view last year's exhibitors in the 2015 brochure, under the 'Useful Downloads' section, below.

What's it all About?

95 exhibitors will be there - many of whom are global corporations. There will also be Third Sector and Charity organisations in attendance, demonstrating that highly motivated, graduate professionals are required by charitable organisations, too.

This is your opportunity to meet the people who want to employ you in 2016 and beyond, so get talkative. And while you’re there, hoover up some freebies, it’s what they’re there for! If that’s not enough, you can also get some hands-on CV advice led by top graduate recruiters and your own Careers and Employability service, right there on the day. Book your CV slot via:

Useful Downloads

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Key Facts

  • Third sector organisations are also invited to exhibit, demonstrating that charities too, require a variety of professionals to plan and manage their business.  
  • This combined event will result in 95 employers showcasing their opportunities to YOU!Many of the business companies are often looking to recruit for various roles both on graduate schemes and internship opportunities
  • The Fair is a great chance to meet Third Sector organisations offering a wide range of alternative opportunities.
  • This Fair is an ideal event to find out what volunteer or paid roles these organisations have to offer, how your skills can benefit them and the wider community, as well as learning what skills and recognition you’ll receive in return.

Who can attend?

  • The Fair is open to all students regardless of subject and/or year of study.
  • It is not just for Business Fair students and there are roles such as engineering, IT and analysts being advertised.



Please see the 'Useful Downloads' section for a copy of the 2015 Business Fair Brochure document.  The 2016 brochure will be uploaded onto this webpage at the beginning of October 2016.

CV Clinics

How confident are you about your CV? It might have served you adequately in the past but competition for graduate positions is fierce. Don`t risk losing out on your dream job because of an average CV!

You can receive expert CV advice provided by exhibiting organisations and Specialist Career Practitioners during the Fair.  Take advantage of this opportunity to differentiate yourself from the crowd and learn how to make the very best of your experience and achievements.

The sessions will be held from 12.00-15.00 at the Careers Centre, Room 2001, Building 37.

Book your place here:

Jobs Board

The Business Fair exhibitors will be posting their current opportunities on Careers’ Jobs Board in the Fair venuer. Students are encouraged to use their smartphones to photograph the advertisements and the QR codes will direct you straight to exhibitor websites.

Prepare for the Fair Talk

First impressions count - Do you want to stand out from the hundreds of other students attending?

Our Prepare for the Fair sessions are vital to understand how you can do this, as well as what to research beforehand, in order to leap into a successful future.  PwC are delivering this session on 13th October 2016.

Book your place now at

Keep Up to Date

For the most up-to-date information, follow our Facebook and  feed Twitter looking out for employers using #sotoncareersfairs

If your organisation is interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Business Fair, please visit the Employers and Organisations Fair webpage for details.

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