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The Oxford University Careers fairs are held during Michaelmas Term (October – December), Hilary Term (January –  March) and Trinity Term (April – June) in one of the main central venues in Oxford city centre (Examination Schools or Oxford Town Hall).

The fairs are marketed through:

  • The Careers Service website
  • E-newsletter to more than 20,000 students
  • Postcards to penultimate and finalist undergraduates, and finalist postgraduates
  • Social media channels
  • Student newspapers

Included in the cost of attending:

  • Stand space
  • Organisation profile in the fair booklet – which is available online a week prior to the fair and 12 months thereafter
  • Refreshments for up to two representatives (includes: Management Consultancy Fair, Finance Fair, Oxford Careers Fair, Law Fair, Science, Engineering and Technology Fair and Internship Fair)
Michaelmas Term fairs (October - November)
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Oxford University Careers Fair

About the fair

The Oxford Careers Fair is designed to present students with a range of graduate opportunities, across a variety of sectors, and to highlight the diverse roles available. This is our only fair with a broad non-sector specific appeal and so we are keen to attract a diverse range of employers ranging from retail and manufacturing to transport and logistics, creative arts and communications to not for profit and teaching.  Covering both national and local businesses, as well as professional organisations.

The Fair falls at the beginning of our Autumn term, when undergraduate and postgraduate students are highly motivated in planning their careers and looking for opportunities.  This is a key time to engage with them, before the full rigours of the term take over and when they are very receptive to broadening their horizons by hearing about your many and varied roles.

This fair is therefore an ideal opportunity for you both to raise awareness of your organisation and promote the diverse opportunities you may have.  These could include internships or graduate roles in areas such as logistics, supply chain, distribution, sales/sales management, financial management, corporate social responsibility, human resources, operations or communications.

Cost to attend

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £886.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £708.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £443.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1134.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £907.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £567.00 plus VAT

Lunch/Refreshments

  • Sandwich lunch: £12.00 plus VAT

Finance Fair

About the fair

  • Monday 19 October 2020 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
  • Oxford Town Hall
  • Finance Fair 2019 (pdf)
  • Twitter tag: #OxFinanceFair

The Oxford University Finance Fair is an opportunity for students to meet representatives from a wide range of financial organisations – including accountancy, actuarial, insurance, investment and retail banking. Financial roles across a broad range of sectors will be represented including financial services, energy, public sector and FMCGs.

In 2018, 58 companies exhibited and 700 students attended.

Cost to attend (Standard)

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1134.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £907.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £567.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1455.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £1164.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £727.50 plus VAT

Cost to attend (Actuarial)

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £677.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £542.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £338.50 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £877.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £702.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £438.50 plus VAT

Lunch/Refreshments

  • £14.50 plus VAT

Management Consultancy Fair

About the fair

Oxford University Management Consultancy Fair is an opportunity for a cross section of companies including strategy firms, generalist firms and specialist management consultancy firms, to promote their companies and the opportunities available for undergraduates and postgraduates looking for management consultancy internships or full-time roles.

In 2018, 54 companies exhibited and 700 students attended.

Cost to attend

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1134.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £907.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £567.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1455.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £1164.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £727.50 plus VAT

Lunch/Refreshments

  • £14.50 plus VAT

Law Fair

About the fair

Oxford University Law Fair is one of the largest university Law fairs with over 90 organisations. This fair is an opportunity for private practice firms of Solicitors, Barristers Chambers, Law Course providers and Public Sector legal employers to raise awareness of their organisations, and to promote their recruitment and training opportunities to all undergraduates and postgraduates looking for positions within this sector.

In 2018, 94 organisations exhibited, and 700 students attended.

Cost to attend

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1186.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £949.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £594.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1538.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £1230.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £769.00 plus VAT

Lunch/Refreshments

  • £28.50 plus VAT

Careers in Computing

(only open to members of the Recruiters’ Group – https://www.careers.ox.ac.uk/join-the-recruiters-group/)

About the fair

The “Careers in Computing” event is a joint initiative between The Careers Service and the Department of Computer Science. The event aims to connect employers to students looking for a career that involves the use of Computer Science. The event will be open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students (taught and research) from all disciplines. We are aiming for a broad range of organisations from those dealing in computer systems and hardware, to software houses, consultancies, research institutes and professional services organisations from a variety of sectors.

In 2018, 37 companies exhibited, and over 400 students attended.

Cost to attend

  • £235.00 plus VAT

Science, Engineering & Technology Fair

About the fair

Oxford University Science, Engineering and Technology Fair is an opportunity for organisations to promote a diverse range of work experience and recruitment opportunities within the science and engineering sectors. It is aimed at all students, particularly those studying science and engineering subjects including undergraduates, postgraduates and researchers looking for technical or non technical roles.

In 2018, 98 companies from a wide range of sectors exhibited and 810 students attended.

Cost to attend

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £708.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £566.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £354.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £940.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £752.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £470.00 plus VAT

Lunch/Refreshments

  • £22.00 plus VAT

Internship Fair

About the fair

Oxford University Internship Fair is an opportunity for a diverse range of companies to meet with undergraduates and to give insight into Work Experience and Internship opportunities available.

Cost to attend

  • Standard charge: £320.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £256.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £160.00 plus VAT

Jobs for Mathematicians

About the fair

The “Jobs for Mathematicians” event is a joint initiative between The Careers Service and the Mathematical Institute. The event aims to connect employers to students looking for a career that involves the use of mathematics. The event will be open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students (taught and research) from all disciplines. The Mathematical Institute alone is associated with around 900 undergraduate students; 185 DPhil/MRes, and 135 MSc students.

Cost to attend

£260.00 plus VAT

Hilary Term fairs (January - March)
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OX and Start-Ups Fair co-hosted by Enterprising Oxford

About the fair

Cost to Attend

Please contact us for further details and prices: fairs@careers.ox.ac.uk

Trinity Term Fairs (April - June)
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Summer Recruitment Event

Graduate Jobs and Internship Opportunities

About the fair

This event provides an opportunity for companies who are still recruiting and have immediate vacancies or internships available for Summer/Autumn 2019, to meet with Oxford students still seeking such opportunities. The event will be promoted to all students, particularly finalists, as well as those completing their penultimate year.

In 2019, the event will be held in conjunction with the University Alumni Office Leavers’ Fair.  The Leavers’ Fair aim is to raise final year students awareness of the University resources available to them post-graduation.  Traditionally, the three day Leavers’ Fair has attracted a footfall of 2700 final year students.

Cost to attend

Stand with 2.14m (7ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £490.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £392.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £245.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £735.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £588.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £367.50 plus VAT
Previous Fairs
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International Careers Day

About the fair

  • Saturday 19 January 2019 – exhibitors from 11.00 – 14.30
  • Blavatnik School of Government, Radcliffe Observatory Quarter, Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6GG
  • International Careers Day 2019 booklet (pdf)
  • Twitter tag: #OxICD

This event will bring together an even broader range of employment sectors with exciting international opportunities covering development, international relations, research and academia, finance, consultancy, law, media, and IT. You will be able to share your organisation’s expertise and information with students seeking international careers and postgraduate opportunities, and raise awareness, network, and promote recruitment and internship opportunities in the UK and abroad. The event is designed for both our international students, and our UK students seeking international careers.

In 2018, 26 organisations from a wide range of sectors exhibited, and over 550 students attended.

Cost to attend

£199.00 plus VAT


The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair

In association with Oxford Entrepreneurs

Thursday 2 March 2017, The Saïd Business School
The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair 2017 booklet (pdf)


OX– Postcode Fair

About the fair

The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair has now merged with the OX Postcode Fair – Please see Trinity Term Fairs for 2018 details.


Teaching & Education at The Oxford Careers Fair

About the fair

The Teaching and Education Fair has now been merged with our flagship Oxford University Careers Fair. We feel confident that merging these two events will improve interest and awareness of careers in education in general and the various options for teacher training.  Our aim is to enable students and recent graduates to navigate the full range of options in the education sector, and we are keen to host a broad variety of organisations – such as educational charities, tutoring agencies, policy makers, education consultancies and more.


Arts, Advertising & Media Fair

About the fair

The Arts, Advertising and Media Fair has now been merged with our flagship Oxford University Careers Fair.  We feel confident that merging these events will improve interest and awareness of careers in this sector.

How recruiters can book
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Invitations to each fair are sent out six months beforehand. To express an interest in attending, please contact the Employer Relations Team at fairs@careers.ox.ac.uk or on +44 (0)1865 274663.

Some fairs sell out quickly. Guarantee your place by joining the Recruiters’ Group!

This information was last updated on 31 March 2020.
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