6 June, 2008 – Manchester hosts UK's largest graduate jobs fair
The University of Manchester's Careers and Employability Division has organised the largest UK graduate jobs fair, to take place on 11th and 12th June, which will see a diverse mix of recruiters attract vast numbers of recent graduates.
The event, running from 10.30am to 4pm each day at the Armitage Centre in Fallowfield is the UK’s largest graduate recruitment fair this year. In a recent major survey of graduate recruiters*, the Manchester Fair was voted the best in the UK.
Representatives from over 180 different organisations and institutions will exhibit at the fair, with different exhibitors present on each day. There are both local and national vacancies in a variety of sectors. Exhibitors include recruiters, such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Accenture, Aldi, BDO Stoy Hayward, Bloomberg, the Civil Service, Cranfield University, Deloitte, Edward Mellor Estate Agency, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Experian QAS, Greater Manchester Police, HJ Heinz, IBM, Lockheed Martin, Procter & Gamble, The Royal Navy, Schlumberger, Siemens, Teach First, TK Maxx, Zen Internet and many more.
A full list of exhibitors is updated regularly on the website at www.manchester.ac.uk/careers/graduatefair
New and recent graduates from all universities can attend this free event and seize the opportunity to find out about permanent and temporary jobs from all sectors, as well as postgraduate study opportunities starting Autumn 2008.
The Fair is an ideal chance for graduates to make a positive impression on several potential employers at once. Graduates are advised to dress smartly and bring copies of your CV. It’s also a good idea to research companies and their vacancies in advance, as you will be able to better impress if companies feel you have done your homework in advance. Check out their vacancies on the A-Z list of companies on the website and click on the video link to watch some of the exhibitor videos.
A team of professional careers consultants will be available to offer advice, and there are short, informative talks on interview techniques, CVs, application forms and assessment centres.
* Barkers/ Association of Graduate Recruiters Graduate Media Audit
Source: University of Manchester