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FAQs for Candidates

Do I have to have a ticket to attend the event?
It is good to know that having a ticket is not essential for attending the event. This means that even if you do not have a ticket, you will still be able to gain access to the event.
Is there a dress code?
It is great to know that there is no set dress code for attending the event. This means that you are free to wear whatever you feel comfortable and appropriate for the occasion. While many attendees may choose to wear smart-casual attire, you are not required to do so.
How can I keep up to date on when you are next in my area?
Subscribing to the newsletter is a great way to receive updates directly from the event organizers. You can also follow the event on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn & Twitter to stay informed about the latest news and updates. This way, you can be sure to not miss out on any important announcements and can plan ahead to attend the event in your area.
Is there anything I should bring with me on the day?
It is always a good idea to bring a copy of your CV with you to events like this, as it can be useful for networking and applying for jobs. However, having a positive attitude and an open mind is even more important. Many employers and hiring managers value attitude and personality over experience, so having a positive attitude can go a long way in making a good impression and helping you stand out from other attendees. Additionally, having a positive attitude can help you stay motivated and focused throughout the event, and can make the whole experience more enjoyable and rewarding.
What time does the event start and finish?
The event will start at 10am and conclude at 2pm. To make the most of your time at the event, we recommend arriving by 12:30pm. This will give you the opportunity to speak with all of the participating employers and explore the event before it concludes at 2pm.
How can we know what companies will attend each event?
To find out which companies will be attending an event, you can check the event's webpage for a list of previous exhibitors. This will give you an idea of the types of companies that may be present at the event. However, for the most current and accurate list of attendees, you can reach out to the event organizers by emailing them at or calling them at 01252 983140. You can also follow the event's social media channels, such as Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram, to stay up-to-date on any announcements or updates regarding attendees. Keep in mind that the list of attendees may change leading up to the event, so it's best to check in with the organizers or follow their social media channels for the most current information.
Why don't you hold events on weekends?
The reason that we hold event(s) on weekdays rather than weekends is because weekends are typically a time where companies have a shortage of staff available, and as a result would be less likely to have the resources available to attend an event like this.

By hosting our events on weekdays, we are able to maximize the number of companies and roles on offer on the day, which results in more opportunities available at each event. We have also made it our priority to hold the event are more of the more accessible times throughout the day, 10am - 2pm - this will allow those who are working to attend on during their lunch break.

We do understand that many people do work on weekdays, which is why we ensure that we start advertising our events 2 months in advance - to give everyone an opportunity to make plans to attend.
Is there job fairs near me?
Yes! The UK Careers Fair hosts events over a hundred events each year in 60+ Locations across the UK. Check out your nearest event.
What happens at a Careers Fair?
A careers fair is an opportunity for job seekers to meet with a variety of employers in one place and learn about the job and career opportunities available at their companies. It's also a chance for job seekers to network with professionals in their field, gather information about different industries, and get a sense of the job market. Employers also attend careers fairs to promote their company and recruit new employees. They may have information about job openings, apprenticeships and other opportunities available. Careers fairs can be a valuable resource for job seekers at any stage of their career, whether they're looking for their first job, trying to change careers, or seeking to advance in their current field.
How can I find a Careers Fair near me?
To find your nearest career fair, simply head to our "Events" section where you are able to browse by location. Or, visit our Find Your Nearest Event page.
Is it worth visiting stands that don't seem directly related to my desired career path?
As a job seeker, attending a careers fair can be both exciting and overwhelming. You have the opportunity to meet with and learn more about a variety of companies and organizations, but with so many options to choose from, it can be hard to know where to focus your attention. One common mistake many job seekers make is writing off certain companies or stands because they don't seem to be directly related to their desired career path. However, this could be a missed opportunity.

For example, let's say you're a recent finance graduate looking for a job in the finance industry. You may walk by a stand for a retail company and think, "I'm not interested in retail, so I'll move on." But you might be surprised to learn that this retail company also has a finance division, with numerous job openings for roles such as financial analyst, accounting, and more. Even if the company is mainly focused on retail, many are still looking for skilled individuals with different backgrounds and expertise to join their team.

It's also important to keep in mind that companies often have different divisions or departments within their organization that may have different functions and roles to play. A company with a strong brand or reputation in one field, like retail or manufacturing, may have other opportunities in areas like logistics, supply chain, human resources, marketing, IT and many more. Even though the company’s overall reputation is not in the field you are looking for, it could still be a great opportunity to build skills and experience in a related field.

The same applies to smaller companies or start-ups. They may not have the same level of brand recognition, but they still can offer a wide range of opportunities for individuals interested in different fields.

In conclusion, as a job seeker attending a careers fair, it's important to keep an open mind and not dismiss certain companies or stands just because they may not appear to be directly related to your desired career path. Many organizations have various divisions and departments, and it's always worth exploring all the options available to you. You never know, that retail company stand might be your ticket to your dream job in finance. Therefore, it's always better to do a little research and visit all the stands before making your decision and not judge a book by its cover.

Upcoming Events

Check out our full and comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Stoke-on-Trent Careers Fair
August 2, 2023
Brighton Careers Fair
August 2, 2023
Wolverhampton Careers Fair
August 3, 2023
Southampton Careers Fair
August 4, 2023
Reading Careers Fair
August 9, 2023
Exeter Careers Fair
August 9, 2023
Durham Careers Fair
August 10, 2023
Hull Careers Fair
August 11, 2023
Cheltenham Careers Fair
August 11, 2023
York Careers Fair
August 15, 2023
Liverpool Careers Fair
August 16, 2023
Torquay Careers Fair
August 16, 2023
Carlisle Careers Fair
August 17, 2023
Manchester Careers Fair
August 18, 2023
Canterbury Careers Fair
August 23, 2023
Worcester Careers Fair
August 23, 2023
Bristol Careers Fair
August 24, 2023
Bath Careers Fair
August 25, 2023
Barnsley Careers Fair
August 30, 2023
Milton Keynes Careers Fair
August 30, 2023
Rotherham Careers Fair
August 31, 2023
Oxford Careers Fair
September 1, 2023
Coventry Careers Fair
September 1, 2023
Edinburgh Careers Fair
September 6, 2023
Plymouth Careers Fair
September 7, 2023
Fife Careers Fair
September 7, 2023
Glasgow Careers Fair
September 8, 2023