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Careers Fairs

Attending an Aston Careers Fair or event offers the perfect opportunity to raise your profile on campus. 

Hosting a stand at one of our Careers Fairs will enable you to meet our students to discuss your opportunities in more detail as well as promoting your organisation to potential candidates.

The Fairs are mainly targeted at our Final year students with the exception of the Placements Fair, many do also attract our First and Second year students who are seeking summer internships or work placements. 

We offer sector specific events across Engineering, Technology, and Business; we also have a general Placements Fair for organisations with work placement opportunities to promote. 

Our Careers Fairs take place in the autumn term during October from 11am-3pm. Booking will open around mid-April to early May, once open you can book your place at the fairs via Aston Futures.

If you aren’t yet a registered user of Aston Futures click here to register once your registration has been approved you will be able to book onto the Careers Fair(s) once registration has opened. 

Fairs planned for Autumn 2017 : 

  • Wednesday 4th October 2017 – C+P in Business Fair
  • Wednesday 18th October 2017 – C+P in Engineering, Technology and Science Fair
  • Wednesday 25th October 2017 – Placements Fair

The Engineering + Technology Fair is a sector specific event for you to promote your graduate roles, as well as placements and summer internships. 

This fair will be targeted at all final and second year students from our School of Engineering & Applied Science and Business School. However, students from all disciplines across the University are welcome to attend. Last year’s event saw nearly 600 students attend with 46 exhibitors present.  

The event will be held in our brand new Conference Aston Centre facility within the University Main Building on 18th October 2017. Stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. 

The Careers+Placements in Business Fair is suitable for employers who have graduate roles, as well as placement opportunities and summer intern roles to advertise.

This event will combine consultancy, finance, FMCG, Retail, Public Sector and general graduate schemes. We will invite students from all of our University Schools to attend, heavily targeting 2nd and final year students, providing access to the wide range of skills required by your organisation. Last year, nearly 600 students attended this event, with 44 exhibitors present.  

The event will be held in our brand new Conference Aston Centre facility within the University Main Building on 4th October 2017. Stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. 

The Placements Fair is suitable for organisations who offer undergraduate placements across all industry sectors and professions.

The Placements Fair is aimed at our second year students who are looking for a 12 month placement opportunity for the third year of their degree course. Students across all four Schools can take a placement year - Aston Business School, School of Languages and Social Sciences, School of Life & Health Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. First year students who are looking for summer work experience are also invited. Last year’s event saw over 1100 students attend with 44 exhibitors present.

The event will be held in our brand new Conference Aston Centre facility within the University Main Building on 25th October 2017. Stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment. 

Feedback from a recent fair:

Well organised career fairs with a nice professional and friendly venue. Refreshments and care of recruiters was well organised and of a high quality standard. Busy and well attended event with a number of interested individuals, event must have been well promoted.