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Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair

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Opportunity awaits at the fair

Final year or postgraduate student on the hunt for a graduate role?

First or second year looking to secure work experience or an internship?

If so, join us at our virtual Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair to explore the possibilities open to you.

Graduating is only the beginning.

What's on offer at the fair?

  • Find vacancies from companies looking for University of Nottingham students and graduates
  • Chat to employers one-to-one or in group chats
  • Be inspired by employer group chats and presentations
  • Get a head start in the job market by uploading your CV for employers to view 
  • View a range of employer profiles to find the perfect company for you

 

Date

Wednesday 3 March 2021

Time

11am - 3pm

Register for the fair

Register and attend

Sign up with your university email. You must register in advance.

Three steps to accessing the fair:

1.Register and verify your email before being approved to access the system.

2. Look out for an email with your one-time password. You must use this within 24 hours to access your account.

3. Login and click 'Attend' to speak with employers on the day.

 

How do I use the virtual fair platform?

Watch this short video explaining the features of the platform and how to use them most effectively.

 

Who's attending?

Below are some of the employers who will be at the fair. The full list will be added shortly.

  • ALMAC
  • Anglian Water
  • The British Army
  • Charnwood Molecular
  • Civil Service
  • Danaher Corporation
  • De Lacy Executive
  • Department for Education - Get into Teaching
  • Enterprise Rent A Car
  • FDM Group
  • Gartner
  • Home Office
  • Hyland
  • Infosys
  • Integrated Food Projects
  • IntoUniversity
  • Nottingham Internship Scheme
  • Nottingham University Hospitals Trust
  • Nottinghamshire County Council
  • Office for National Statistics
  • The Operational Research Society
  • Reckitt Benckiser
  • Slimming World
  • Teach First
  • TPP
  • Trouw Nutrition GB
  • Unilever
  • UNIQ+ (University of Oxford)
  • University of Nottingham - Knowledge Transfer Partnership
 

The fair was a great way to meet employers and opened my eyes to a range of careers and opportunities I'd never thought of before!

Bryony Adshead, final year English student

 
 

Employer group chat schedule

Get insider knowledge of some of the companies attending through employer-led presentations, with the opportunity to ask questions. 

 Employer Time
 FDM Group  11-11.30am
 Nottingham University Hospitals Trust  11.15-11.45am
 Civil Service  1.30-2pm
Remember, you must click 'Attend' on the Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair in order to access these group chats and to speak directly with employers on the day

Unsure how to get the most out of an employer presentation? Read student blogger Grace's five top tips so you're fully prepared for the fair (though sadly there's no pizza on offer at these virtual presentations).

CV perfection: A simple guide

Creating a winning CV doesn't have to be a hassle. Read our top tips on making your CV stand out for all the right reasons.

Done that and already have a draft written up? You're off to a great start, but to achieve true CV perfection you could attend a CV workshoptake a short CV online course, or book a CV review to get personalised advice.

Remember, you can upload your CV in advance of the fair for employers to view, so make sure it shows you and your achievements off in the best light.

 

How to get the most out of the virtual fair

If you're new to virtual fairs, watch the video and read our tips to help you prepare and make sure you get the most out of this event.

  • Do your research - Make sure you look into the employers you're interested in speaking to. What do they do? What jobs and internships are they offering? What subjects are they recruiting students from? If you're stuck for ideas, read Rosie's blog on the four key areas to research to give you some starting points.
  • Prepare some questions - The virtual fair gives you the opportunity to ask questions in a group or one-to-one chat environment, including by video call. Come up with some good questions that show the recruiter you are interested in the company and that you have done some prior research.
  • Update your CV - At the virtual fair you can upload your CV for potential employers to view ahead of the day. This is a great opportunity to get your foot in the door. Head to our CV page for advice.
  • Plan your time - Some employers will be delivering short presentations and some will be available to chat throughout the day. Make sure you plan who you would like to speak to and if they are particularly busy you can always speak to someone else on your list while you wait.
  • Be open to new ideas - Look at what each company and role offers. Who knows, you could find something you haven't considered before.
  • Get to grips with the platform - Watch this short video in advance of the fair to learn about the features of the platform and how to use them.
  • Register and click 'Attend' - This not only ensures you have access to all the features of the fair, such as uploading your CV in advance of the day so employers can view it, but also gives you the opportunity to check for any sneaky technical issues.
  • Set up your profile - Populate your fair profile with information about you and your studies to help make you stand out to employers. 
  • And finally... - Read student blogger Katy's ultimate guide to getting the most out of a virtual careers fair.
 

FAQs about virtual fairs

Why do I need to register in advance?

Registering in advance gives you access to all the best features of the fair, such as uploading your CV before the day so employers can view it, creating a personal profile, and researching employers through their profiles.

We also advise you to log on in advance of the fair and navigate around the platform to ensure you have no problems on the day, and to watch this video explaining how to use the platform.

Remember to sign up using your university email.

There is a short delay between registering for the fair and being approved as we must check your student or alumni status. Make sure to register in advance to avoid missing out on valuable time at the fair on the day.
 
What if I have technical issues on the day?

We advise you to log on in advance to ensure you have no issues accessing or navigating the platform. Remember to watch this short video explaining the features of the the platform and how to use them effectively.

If you are intending to video chat to employers, check your webcam is on and working, that your internet signal is strong enough, and that your lighting and background are appropriate for a professional setting.

On the day of the fair there will be a team on hand to deal with any technical issues through a chat function.

 
 

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