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About our fairs

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 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 Sector Fair, Oxford Careers Fair, Law Fair, Science, Engineering and Technology Fair and Internship Fair)
Michaelmas Term fairs (October - November)

Oxford 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 of work and to highlight the diverse roles available. The Fair falls at the beginning of term, when final year undergraduate and post graduate students are highly motivated in planning their careers and looking for opportunities. First and second year students are also embarking on researching their future options. 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 graduate roles in areas such as logistics, supply chain, distribution, sales/sales management, financial management, corporate social responsibility, human resources, operations or communications. The Oxford Careers Fair has the broadest appeal of all our fairs, and so we are keen to attract a diverse range of employers ranging from sectors such as retail and manufacturing to transport and logistics, covering both national and local businesses, as well as professional organisations.

In 2015, 58 companies from a wide range of sectors exhibited, and 1300 students attended.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £795.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £636.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £397.50 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1020.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £816.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £510.00 plus VAT

Finance Fair

About the fair

The Oxford University Finance Sector 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 2015, 57 companies and 800 students attended the fair.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1040.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £832.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £520.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1340.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £1072.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £670.00 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 term roles.

In 2015, 42 companies from a wide range of sectors exhibited, and 1000 students attended.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1020.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £816.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £510.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1310.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £1048.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £655.00 plus VAT

    Careers in Computing

    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 2015, 32 companies from a wide range of sectors exhibited and 226 students attended.

    Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

    £185.00 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 2015, 100 companies from a wide range of sectors exhibited and 840 students attended.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £630.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £504.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £315.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £845.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £676.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £422.50 plus VAT

Teaching & Education Fair

About the fair

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

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.

In 2015, 34 companies from a wide range of sectors exhibited and 660 students attended.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

Stand with 2.13m (7ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £380.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £304.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £190.00 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

Arts, Media & Marketing Fair

About the fair

The Oxford Arts, Media and Marketing Fair is primarily an information event for undergraduates, postgraduates and alumni looking for roles in advertising, media, brand consultancy, public relations, art galleries, journalism, publishing, marketing, market research, creative and performing arts and much more. The Arts, Media and Marketing Fair is the main event at Oxford for students to engage with this dynamic and growing sector. It is an excellent opportunity for organisations to raise awareness of their roles and what they expect from potential applicants.

In 2015, 25 companies exhibited and 614 students attended.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

Stand with 2.13m (7ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £310.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £248.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £155.00 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £440.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £352.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £220.00 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 2015, 97 organisations from a wide range of sectors exhibited, and 687 students attended.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

Stand with 2.44m (8ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1065.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £852.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £532.50 plus VAT

Stand with 3.35m (11ft) frontage:

  • Standard charge: £1380.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Associate (20% reduction): £1104.00 plus VAT
  • Recruiters’ Group Partner (50% reduction): £690.00 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.

In 2015, 35 organisations exhibited and 274 students attended.

Cost to attend (2017 costs to be confirmed)

£225.00 plus VAT

Hilary Term fairs (January - March)

International Careers Day

About the fair

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 2015, 42 organisations from a wide range of sectors exhibited, and 907 students attended.

Cost to attend (2018 costs to be confirmed)

£190.00 plus VAT

The Get A Head-Start Fair

About the fair

  • 2018 date to be confirmed
  • The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road
  • This fair is for recruiters wishing to start the processes with 1st and 2nd year students before the busyness of Michaelmas Term.
  • The Head-Start Fair 2017 booklet (pdf)

Cost to attend (2018 costs to be confirmed)

£125.00 plus VAT

The Oxford Spinouts Careers Fair

In association with Oxford Entrepreneurs

Trinity Term Fairs (April - June)

OX– Postcode Fair

About the fair

Cost to Attend

£100.00 plus VAT

Summer Graduate & Internship Fair

About the fair

This event provides an opportunity for companies who are still recruiting and have immediate vacancies or internships available for Summer/Autumn 2016, 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 2015, 37 companies from a wide range of sectors exhibited, and 269 students attended.

Cost to attend

Stand with 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 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
How recruiters can book

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 22 March 2017.
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