Did you know that approximately 50% of PhD graduates develop their careers outside academia ? If you’re considering this option, or are curious to see what might be available, why not visit the recruitment fairs next week ? Employers attending will all have opportunities available on their graduate programmes for 2022, and these are open to postgraduate researchers too. The fairs will be online, giving you the chance to meet employers and discuss the opportunities available.
Find out who’s attending
Use the Careers and Placements fairs webpages to find out more about the virtual fairs, including which employers are attending and how you can get the best experience. There are videos to show you what the day will look like, and details of how to get a 1:1 appointment or join a group session with an employer you’d like to know more about (booking essential).
Law fair Wednesday 20th October
Includes law firms and law qualification training providers
Grad Jobs and Placements fair Thursday 21st October
Includes a range of opportunities (broader business roles to specialist and technical) from employers in sectors that include: consultancy, finance, IT, education, science and engineering, social impact and public sector.
How to book
Register for a place at the fair using the Fair links above. To book a 1:1 meeting with an employer or a group presentation:
- Go to the fair event listing on Handshake
- Click the ‘Available sessions’ tab to see what group and individual sessions employers are offering
- Select the session you want to attend and click ‘Confirm’ to book
- The booking will appear in your schedule.
More about graduate schemes
If you’re unsure about what UK graduate schemes are, why not listen to our series of short presentations on Finding and Applying for UK Graduate Schemes:
- What are graduate schemes and who offers them ?
- Finding and applying for opportunities
- Information and advice for postgraduates
If you want to discuss whether a graduate scheme is right for you, or any other aspect of career planning or decision making, you can book a Postgraduate Researcher Careers Appointment on Handshake.