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FAQs for Employers

What types of candidates can we expect on the day?
All of our events are open to anyone seeking to start a new career. However, each event is unique and features a diverse mix of employers with specific hiring needs. Our outreach and marketing team carefully assesses the needs of each exhibitor before the event and focuses our marketing efforts on attracting the right candidates for each exhibitor. Exhibitors also receive comprehensive pre-event promotion to help attract the right candidates based on their requirements. By carefully matching employers with the right candidates, our events provide an ideal opportunity for job seekers to connect with potential employers and explore new career opportunities.
Are the events open to all industries?
Yes, our events are open to all industries and organizations with available roles. This includes charities, universities, colleges, and training providers. We welcome all types of employers to participate in our events and connect with job seekers looking for new opportunities. Our events provide a unique opportunity for employers to showcase their opportunities and for job seekers to explore a variety of industries and organizations.
How are the events marketed?
Our events are marketed through a variety of channels to ensure maximum reach and exposure. This includes advertising on radio, local and national press, outdoor billboards, social media, online platforms, and TV.

Additionally, we have strong partnerships with local universities, colleges, and training providers who help to promote our events to their networks. This allows us to connect with a diverse range of job seekers and potential employers.

Overall, our marketing efforts aim to provide extensive coverage and reach a wide audience of job seekers and employers who can benefit from attending our events.
Is there a cut-off date for securing a stand?
There is no cut-off date for securing a stand at our events. However, due to the popularity of our events and limited space at each venue, stands do tend to sell out quickly. To ensure availability, we recommend securing your spot as early as possible.

Additionally, the number of exhibitors at each event is limited based on the size of the venue. Therefore, it's important to act quickly to secure your desired location and avoid missing out on the opportunity to showcase your company and job opportunities at our events.
How many events have you organised previously?
In the past 5 years, we have successfully organized and hosted over 350+ events. These events have been well-attended by job seekers and employers alike, and have provided valuable opportunities for networking, recruiting, and career advancement.

We pride ourselves on our extensive experience in organizing successful career fairs and are committed to providing high-quality events that meet the needs of our attendees. Whether you're looking for your dream job or trying to recruit top talent, you can trust in our experience and expertise to provide a valuable and successful event.
How busy will the event be?
Our events are typically very busy, with an average attendance of over 1000 candidates at each event. This number can vary depending on the location, with larger cities typically attracting a higher turnout, and smaller towns seeing slightly lower attendance.

Despite the high turnout, our events are well-organized and designed to accommodate a large number of attendees. We have a dedicated team on hand to assist with any questions or concerns, and our exhibitors are carefully selected to provide a diverse range of job opportunities and career advice.

Overall, you can expect a busy and lively event with plenty of opportunities to connect with potential employers and discover your dream job.
How many members of staff should we bring?
It's up to you to decide how many members of staff to bring to the event. We typically recommend bringing 2-4 members of staff to ensure that you have sufficient coverage and are able to engage with job seekers and potential candidates effectively.

This number may vary depending on the size and needs of your organization. If you have a large team and are looking to recruit for multiple positions, it may be beneficial to bring more staff to manage the influx of job seekers and facilitate interviews. On the other hand, if you're a smaller company with only a few open positions, 2-4 members of staff may be sufficient to handle the expected turnout.

Ultimately, it's important to consider your staffing needs and bring the appropriate number of team members to ensure that the event is a success for your organization.
What do we need to prepare/bring to the event?
To prepare for the event, we recommend bringing along any marketing materials such as roller banners or leaflets to display at your stand. This will help to promote your company and grab the attention of job seekers as they walk by.

Additionally, it's a good idea to bring any relevant information or materials that job seekers may be interested in, such as job descriptions, application forms, and company brochures. This will allow you to provide potential candidates with the information they need to learn more about your organization and opportunities.

Overall, the goal is to make a strong impression and showcase your company in the best light possible. By bringing along relevant materials and being prepared to engage with job seekers, you can make the most of your time at the event and connect with potential candidates.
How do you allocate stands?
Stands are allocated on the day of the event based on the needs and preferences of each exhibitor. However, if you have a specific request or preference for your stand location, you can contact your account manager and request a particular spot on the floor-plan. We will do our best to accommodate your request and reserve the desired location for you.

If you're unsure about which location would be best for your organization, you can also speak with your account manager for guidance and recommendations. Our team is here to help you make the most of your exhibiting experience and ensure that your stand is in a strategic location to maximize visibility and engagement with job seekers.

Overall, we strive to provide a fair and equitable allocation of stands to ensure that all exhibitors have the opportunity to connect with job seekers and showcase their opportunities at the event.
Can I bring a larger pop-up stand?
Yes, you can bring a larger pop-up stand to the event. Just let us know beforehand so that we can make the necessary accommodations.

We want to ensure that all exhibitors have the space and resources they need to showcase their opportunities and engage with job seekers effectively. So if you have a larger stand, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate it.

Feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns.
Is there parking at the venue?
Yes, there is parking available at all of our venues except for the London event. You will receive detailed information on parking options in your Exhibitor Pack once your booking has been confirmed.

If you are attending the London event, please be aware that parking may be limited in the area. We recommend using public transportation or checking for nearby parking options in advance.
Will there be lunch included?
Lunch will not be provided at the event, however, we will have complimentary refreshments available to attendees throughout the day. This includes coffee, tea, and occasionally light snacks to keep you fueled and energized during the event.
How many locations do you operate in, and how many times per location?
We currently operate in over 60 locations across the UK. We visit each location approximately twice a year to provide job seekers and employers with the opportunity to connect and explore career opportunities.

Our events are held in major cities, as well as smaller towns and regions, to ensure that we reach a diverse range of job seekers and potential employers. We're dedicated to providing access to career resources and opportunities for people across the UK, and are always looking for new locations to expand our reach.
How much exhibitor space will I be allocated?
As an exhibitor at our event, you will be allocated a 6ft/4ft table with space on either side and behind for marketing materials such as roller banners. The exact size and configuration of your exhibitor space will depend on the venue and the number of exhibitors participating in the event.

We strive to provide ample space for all exhibitors to showcase their products and services and engage with job seekers and potential candidates. Our team will work with you to ensure that you have the appropriate amount of space to effectively market your company and connect with attendees.

If you have any specific requests or concerns about the size of your exhibitor space, please don't hesitate to reach out to us and we'll be happy to assist.
What time does the event start and finish?
The event will start at 10am and finish at 2pm. Exhibitors will have access to the venue from 9am to set up their stands and prepare for the event.

We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before the event start time to allow for any unexpected delays and to ensure that you're ready to engage with job seekers as soon as the doors open.
Tips on how to attract more people to your stand at a careers fair...
Careers fairs are a fantastic way to connect with potential employees, showcase your company and its culture, and recruit emerging talent. However, as with any marketing campaign, it's essential to make sure that your stand stands out from the competition. If you're struggling to attract visitors to your stand, here are some tips to help you increase foot traffic and make the most of your time at the event.

Make your stand visually appealing: The first step to attracting visitors to your stand is to make it visually appealing. Use eye-catching graphics and colorful displays to catch people's attention. Make sure your branding is clear and consistent throughout your stand and the materials you are giving away. Also, don’t forget to use the right sizes of font and font style, as this will help visitors easily read your message.

Offer interactive activities: One of the best ways to engage visitors is to offer interactive activities. Games, quizzes, and demonstrations are all great ways to get people to stop and talk to you. Consider offering a prize or incentive for those who participate, which can encourage people to engage with your brand and learn more about your company.

Use social media: Utilize social media to build buzz around your stand before the fair. Share sneak peeks of your stand design and interactive activities, as well as details about any special promotions or giveaways you will be offering. Live streaming or making short clips for your Instagram stories are a great way to attract and engage visitors. Make sure you also have a sign-up sheet for a mailing list or newsletter so you can keep in touch with attendees after the fair.

Share information about your company: A careers fair is the perfect opportunity to share information about your company, including its culture, mission, and values. Make sure you have a clear message about what makes your company unique and why it's an excellent place to work. Use posters, brochures, and even videos to communicate this message to visitors.Network with other exhibitors: Building relationships with other exhibitors at the fair can help you attract visitors to your stand. If you establish good relationships with other exhibitors, they may be more likely to recommend your stand to their visitors.

Dress and speak professionally: it is important to dress professionally to give a good first impression. Make sure your staff is well-dressed and groomed, and that they are equipped with a clear script and talking points. A big smile and a firm handshake can also go a long way in making a positive first impression on visitors.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of attracting visitors to your stand at a careers fair. Remember, the key is to be creative and engaging, offer visitors something of value, and make a lasting impression on potential employees.

The UK Careers Fair is the leading provider of Career Fairs in the United Kingdom. With over 100 events scheduled for 2023, we offer a wide range of opportunities for employers to connect with potential employees and for job seekers to explore new career paths. Whether you're a small start-up or a large corporation, we have the resources and expertise to help you achieve your goals. Don't miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the premier events for recruiting and career development in the UK.

Upcoming Events

Check out our full and comprehensive list of upcoming events.

Bolton Careers Fair
March 29, 2023
Swindon Careers Fair
March 29, 2023
Sheffield Careers Fair
March 30, 2023
Birmingham Careers Fair
March 31, 2023
Plymouth Careers Fair
April 5, 2023
Hull Careers Fair
April 11, 2023
Leicester Careers Fair
April 12, 2023
Peterborough Careers Fair
April 12, 2023
Canterbury Careers Fair
April 13, 2023
Ipswich Careers Fair
April 13, 2023
Oxford Careers Fair
April 14, 2023
Milton Keynes Careers Fair
April 14, 2023
Sunderland Careers Fair
April 18, 2023
Stirling Careers Fair
April 18, 2023
Nottingham Careers Fair
April 19, 2023
Aberdeen Careers Fair
April 19, 2023
Dundee Careers Fair
April 20, 2023
Rotherham Careers Fair
April 20, 2023
Leeds Careers Fair
April 21, 2023
Perth Careers Fair
April 21, 2023
Durham Careers Fair
April 25, 2023
Bournemouth Careers Fair
April 26, 2023
Preston Careers Fair
April 26, 2023
Bristol Careers Fair
April 27, 2023
Derby Careers Fair
April 27, 2023
Manchester Careers Fair
April 28, 2023
Stoke-on-Trent Careers Fair
August 2, 2023