Preparing for your future, Recruiters, What's On

Employers targeting Cardiff University this Autumn

Our Careers & Employability team have been hard at work organising a series of Careers Fairs that will help students meet employers and increase their career potential …
Fairs 2015

Attend one or all of these events to find out more about a vast range of student and graduate opportunities.


What can I gain from attending Careers Fairs?

  1. You can meet Student and Graduate Recruiters face to face, which doesn’t happen very often – we are fortunate to have these employers come and visit us and value the quality of our students and graduates.
  2. You can talk face-to-face with recruiters and ask questions, gain information and advice that may not be available on their website – a great opportunity to learn more from someone who works for the organisation.
  3. You can get ideas and information on what you can do with your degree – you’ll gain lots of ideas and insight that you may have never considered.
  4. Find out about the jobs, postgraduate study and time-out opportunities available to you – come away with a greater understanding of your options.
  5. Pick up information, hints and tips from our Careers & Employability Team – the team are here to help you throughout your University life, so make contact and stay in touch.
  6. Attend talks that will help your with your career planning and job applications – careers and HR professionals delivering these talks will give you inside tips on how to succeed, so make sure you are in the know and increase skills.


What Fairs can I attend?

You are welcome at all of our fairs and events – take a closer look at the fair description and employers attending as many organisations recruit from all degree disciplines for opportunities across their business – HR, Business development, Marketing, Management trainees etc. as well as specialist roles. Find out more by searching for “Careers Fairs” on the Intranet or following these links:


What can I expect?

Take a look at our You Tube channel for our Autumn Fair and Careers Instants videos that will give you a really good insight into these events and how important they are for students at Cardiff Uni.


Which employers will be at these events?

Lots, including this big list …. keep scrolling as there’s more advice after this list …

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • ACCA
  • Admiral Group
  • Allen & Overy LLP
  • Amazon
  • Antech
  • Army
  • Arup
  • Ashfield Healthcare Ltd.
  • Ashfords LLP
  • Assystem UK Ltd.
  • Atkins
  • Attenda
  • Babcock International Group
  • BAE Systems
  • Balfour Beatty
  • Bank of England
  • Bar Council
  • Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP
  • Bevan Brittan LLP
  • Bibby Hydromap Ltd.
  • Blake Morgan LLP
  • BLD Foundation
  • Bloomberg (BAT Sessions) TBC
  • BMT Defence Services
  • Bond Dickinson
  • Bouygues UK
  • Bright Network
  • Brighton Journalist Works
  • British Airways
  • BT
  • BT (Legal)
  • Burges Salmon LLP
  • CafeX Communications
  • Camp Counselors USA
  • Capgemini
  • Capital Law
  • CatSci Ltd.
  • Centrica
  • CGI
  • CH2M Hill
  • Chambers Student Guide
  • CILEx
  • CIMA
  • City Electrical Factors
  • Civil Service Fast Stream
  • Clifford Chance
  • Clinithink
  • Clyde & Co LLP
  • Comtec (Europe) Ltd.
  • Dawnus Construction Holdings
  • DCC
  • Defence Equipment & Support
  • Defence Science & Technology Laboratory
  • Deloitte LLP
  • Deltatre
  • Doosan Babcock
  • Dow Corning Ltd.
  • Drive System Design Ltd.
  • E.ON
  • Edif ERA
  • Energy Institute
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Explore Learning
  • EY
  • Eysys
  • Factset
  • Financial Conduct Authority
  • First Derivatives
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Frontline
  • GE Aviation
  • GE Healthcare
  • Government Legal Service (GLS)
  • Gradcracker
  • Graham Constructions
  • Handelsbanken
  • Hargreaves Lansdown
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys Limited
  • Hays Recruitment
  • Herbert Smith Freehills
  • HM Revenue & Customs
  • Hoare Lea
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • HSBC
  • Hugh James
  • IAESTE British Council
  • IBM
  • ICSA
  • Institution of Structural Engineers
  • IPO
  • Irwin Mitchell
  • Ivor Williams Trailers
  • J Murphy & Sons
  • Jacobs
  • Jaguar Land Rover
  • JET
  • JLL
  • Johnson Matthey
  • Kautex Textron
  • Kellogg UK
  • Kier
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • KPMG
  • L’Oreal
  • Laing O’Rourke
  • Latham & Watkins
  • LawCareers.Net
  • Lawyer2B
  • Lewis Silkin LLP
  • Lidl UK
  • Linklaters LLP
  • Lloyds (of London)
  • Lloyds Register
  • Macfarlanes
  • Mandarin Consulting
  • Michelmores LLP
  • Microsoft
  • Mishcon de Reya
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Mountbatten Institute
  • National Instruments
  • Nationwide Building Society
  • Neftex
  • Network Rail
  • NewLaw Solicitors
  • NFUM
  • NHS Leadership Academy
  • NHS Wales, Graduate Management Scheme
  • Nuclear Graduates
  • OLR Retail Ltd
  • Opus Energy
  • Osborne Clarke
  • OSTC (Wales) Ltd.
  • Police Now
  • Prospects
  • PwC
  • Rate My Placement
  • Redrow Homes
  • RH Environmental
  • Robert Half
  • Royal Air Force
  • Royal Navy and Royal Marines
  • RWE npower UK
  • Santander
  • Savills
  • Simmons & Simmons
  • Skanska UK Plc
  • Sky
  • Spirax Sarco
  • SRK Consulting UK Ltd.
  • Surcotech International
  • Target Group
  • Tata Steel
  • Teach First
  • Thales UK
  • The IET
  • Think Ahead
  • Time4Recruitment
  • Transport for London
  • Tripadvisor
  • Triumph
  • TSO
  • Tutorfair
  • United Kingdom Hydrographic Office
  • University of Law
  • VolkerFitzpatrick Ltd.
  • Wales Audit Office
  • Wheelies Direct Ltd.
  • Withy King

These organisation will be on campus this Autumn at Careers Fairs, Employer Led Sessions and Presentations – find out more and book your place on the Intranet.

Employer events, what’s on listings and updates will be shared on social media so stay in touch by following @cardiffcareers on twitter and liking the /cardiffunicareers facebook page.


What shall I do in preparation for Careers Fairs?

Make the most of these events …

  • Be prepared!  If you do a bit of research before attending an employer event/fair, you will feel more confident about asking questions; be able to ask more appropriate questions demonstrating how switched on you are; stand a better chance of impressing an employer
  • Before attending a careers fair, find out which organisations are attending.  Look at the exhibitor list  above ( and on the Fair Intranet pages) to decide on your priority employers – this way you can avoid wasting time wandering around aimlessly…  Look at employer websites to make sure you know which business areas they cover, their size, location, recruitment process etc
  • Think about questions you want to ask.  Write them down if you think your mind may go blank.  Remember that you may need to prepare different types of questions to ask graduate recruitment teams, professionals, and graduate trainees.  If you are talking with an engineering firm for instance, a senior engineer may not be able to answer questions about the minutiae of the selection criteria at the assessment centre, and the Graduate Recruitment Adviser is unlikely to understand the ins and outs of your project on the implementation of dynamic actuators’.
  • Consider how you will introduce yourself – for instance, ‘ Hello, my name’s David Jones, Second Year Business Management student, and I’m interested in your organisation because…’
  • On the day of a careers fair, arrive in good time – employers will be exhausted by the last half hour.  Dress appropriately to meet professional people.  A full suit isn’t necessary at most careers fairs, but aim for smart work wear – no shorts, flip flops, or revealing clothes.
  • Don’t just grab the brochure/freebies and sneak away – this is a pet hate amongst graduate recruiters, along with visiting employer stands in large mobs, and coming accompanied by your parents.


Do I really need to be thinking about Careers yet?

Yes, without a doubt! Whatever year you are in or stage you are at with your career planning we recommend you:

  1. Come and see us at Careers & Employability for friendly advice, information and guidance – drop in at the Student Support Centre, 50 Park Place.
  2. Watch Chris’s Careers video for some easy to follow tips.
  3. Come to our Careers fairs and events!


We hope this gives you a help insight into what to expect and how to get the most from Careers & Employability and we look forward to welcoming you at our events soon.


Best wishes,

Careers & Employability Team


Your Student Life, Supported.

The Student Support Centre has a range of services dedicated to helping students make the most of their time at University, including: Advice & Money, Careers & Employability, Counselling, Health & Wellbeing, Disability & Dyslexia and International Student Support.

The Student Support Centres are located at 50 Park Place, Cathays Campus and  Cardigan House, Heath Park Campus.  

For further details of  services, events, opening times and more find us on the University Intranet.



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