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Careers fairs provide you with the chance to meet employers face-to-face, to learn about current vacancies and opportunities available, and to market yourself to prospective employers. Most of our fairs have several talks you can attend as well, about the sector and opportunities within it – and often the opportunity to get advice on your CV from professionals. See each fair booklet for further details.

If you’re attending a fair, we recommend you read our information on how to prepare for a careers fair for useful tips.

Michaelmas Term fairs

Oxford University Careers Fair

Saturday 19 October 2019 – exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
Exam Schools, Oxford
Twitter tag: #OxCareersFair

Oxford Careers Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.


Finance Fair

Monday 21 October 2019 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
Oxford Town Hall

Finance Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxFinanceFair


Management Consultancy Fair

Tuesday 22 October 2019 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
Oxford Town Hall

Management Consultancy Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxManConFair


Careers in Computing

Tuesday 29 October 2019 – exhibitors from 15:00-17:30
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Careers in Computing 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxCareersInComp


Science, Engineering & Technology Fair

Saturday 2 November 2019 – exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Science, Engineering & Technology Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxSciEngFair


Internship Fair

Wednesday 6 November 2019 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Internship Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxInternFair


Law Fair

Saturday 9 November 2019 – exhibitors from 11:00-14:30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Law Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxLawFair


Jobs for Mathematicians

Tuesday 19 November 2019 – exhibitors from 16:00-18:00
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Jobs for Mathematicians 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxJobsForMaths

Hilary Term fairs

International Careers Day

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)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxICD


Careers Conference for Researchers

Wednesday 20 March 2019 – 10:00-17:00
Manor Road, Social Sciences Building

Careers Conference for Researchers 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

Trinity Term fairs

OX and Start-Ups Fair – co-hosted by Enterprising Oxford

Wednesday 5 June 2019 – exhibitors from 16:30-18:30
Mathematical Institute, Oxford

OX and Start-Ups Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
Twitter tag: #OXPostcodeFair


Summer Recruitment Event

Graduate Jobs and Internship Opportunities

Tuesday 11 June 2019 – exhibitors from 14:30-17:30
Oxford Town Hall

Summer Graduate & Internship Fair 2019 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxSummerFair

Previous Fairs

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

Saturday 13 October 2018 – exhibitors from 11.00-14.30
Exam Schools, Oxford

Teaching & Education Fair booklet 2018 event (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.

The Teaching & Education Fair has now merged with the Oxford University Careers Fair – Please see Michaelmas Term Fairs for 2019 details.


Arts, Advertising and Media Fair

Thursday 25 October 2018 – exhibitors from 14.30-17.30
The Careers Service, 56 Banbury Road

Arts, Advertising and Media Fair 2018 booklet (pdf)
The booklet for the next fair is uploaded one week beforehand.
Twitter tag: #OxAMMFair

The Arts, Advertising and Media Fair has now merged with the Oxford University Careers Fair – Please see Michaelmas Term Fairs for 2019 details.

Related Pages

We recommend that, before you attend our fairs, you read our Using Careers Fairs advice page.

This information was last updated on 14 June 2019.
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Recent blogs about Careers Fairs

Summer Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair 2019

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 24/05/2019.
  • When: Tuesday 11 June 2019, exhibitors from 14:30 to 17:30
  • Where: Oxford Town Hall

Download the fair booklet >>

Graduating this year and not yet secured a job? Looking for an internship this summer?

Whether you haven’t found a place yet, or haven’t started looking, our last fair of the term, Graduate Jobs and Internships Fair, offers you the chance to explore available opportunities and careers.

Meet recruiters

With over 25 employers attending, the fair has representatives from many different sectors – including  IT, Finance, Social Care, Retail, Engineering, Marketing, and more. All employers have either internships available for the summer 2019, or full-time graduate roles starting this summer or autumn. Find out more about them in the fair booklet here.

Think about what you would really like to know…

  • What is the sector actually like?
  • How can you build up the experience required?
  • What course of further study could you take?
  • How can you network successfully in that field?
  • Which aspects of your CV should you strengthen to be an outstanding candidate?

Fair talks

Finalists: What Now?

14:00 – 14:45 | The Old Library, Oxford Town Hall
The University of Oxford alumni careers adviser is making himself available to answer your questions. He will talk about career planning and will offer practical advice about applying for jobs. You will also find out how the Careers Service can help you now and in the future.

Getting Ready for Autumn Recruitment

15:00 – 15:45 | The Old Library, Oxford Town Hall
The autumn is the main period when graduate recruiters have deadlines for their graduate programmes. Thus, the summer is a key time to start preparing for those opportunities. We will provide ideas on how best to use June through September to give yourself the best chance you can, and to secure and to secure our dream internship and graduate opportunities. This session aims to help you:

  • Realise what you are aiming for;
  • Make the most of summer work and voluntary experience;
  • Prepare for applications and interviews;
  • Find alternatives that can help you make the best use of your skills.

OX and Start-Ups Fair 2019

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 13/05/2019.

Looking to stay in Oxford after you graduate, or over the summer? The OX and Start-Ups Fair, co-hosted with Enterprising Oxford and the OX1 Incubator, brings together employers and local start-up companies from across Oxfordshire, all with vacancies for full-time jobs or internships!

  • When: Wednesday 5 June 2019 – exhibitors from 16:30 to 18:30. Add the fair to your Facebook calendar.
  • Where: Mathematical Institute, Radcliffe Observatory, Andrew Wiles Building, Woodstock Rd, Oxford OX2 6GG

Download the fair booklet >>

Meet a diverse range of recruiters

Come and chat to exhibiting recruiters. More information about each recruiter is available in the fair booklet here.

Think about what you would really like to know…

  • What is the sector actually like?
  • How can you build up the experience required?
  • What course of further study could you take?
  • How can you network successfully in that field?
  • Which aspects of your CV should you strengthen to be an outstanding candidate?

Fair talks

  • 15:00-16:00: Pre-fair talk: Researchers @ the OX and Start-Ups Fair, Room L3. Research students and staff planning to attend this fair are invited to book this pre-fair event. We will discuss how to get the most out of the fair, job search strategies and networking, and ways of presenting DPhil or postdoc experience to potential employers. Book your place.
  • 16:00-16:30: Opening Talk and Company Pitches, Room L3. Come and hear from Charles Conn (CEO of Oxford Sciences Innovation (OSI)) about innovation and entrepreneurship, including the work OSI are doing around investment, and from Agne Milukaite (CEO of cycle.land), to hear about the growth and development of her start-up here in Oxfordshire. The talks will be followed by a set of rapid-fire (1 minute) pitches to help you find the companies you would like to speak with.
  • 17:30: We will run a second series of pitches in the Café which will be followed by a drinks reception.

Unmissable for Chinese students – the Warwick China Fair!

Blogged by Karen Walker on 21/02/2019.

Are you ready for the Warwick China Fair?

Taking place on Saturday 2 March between 10:00-15:00, the Warwick China Fair is mainly targeted at Chinese final year and postgraduate students and recent graduates (although all Chinese students at Oxford University are welcome to attend!). We are excited to announce that the Career Fair App is now available, as well as a webinar to help you plan your day!

The Career Fair App is available on both Android and iPhone – for more information about how to download and use it please have a look at our information page. It includes a list of all the employers attending, plus other information that they’ve supplied. Over the next week, more information will be added to the App, including info about the presentations and events taking place.

You can also watch the webinar Preparing for the China Fair 2019 kindly delivered by colleagues at the University of Manchester.

In addition to a careers fair, the event includes a panel presentation about the current Chinese job market from senior Chinese HR professionals, a session on visas, plus a series of employer presentations giving you the chance to meet and network with employers.

Employers in attendance will include:

CPA Australia, KPMG, Geely, Dyson, China Unicom, 51 Job, Mthree Consulting, Mars, AlphaSights, Hays Asia, British Council China,  Nu Skin, Hisense,  Decathlon, Xinlung Group, Tong Digital, Entrepreneurs Global, Gradlink, Dealmoon, XRS Online (TAL Group), FDM Group, AstraZeneca, Merck Group, Ambright Group, Lockin China, Zhaopin, Career Mentor, Hilti, EREC Estates, HungryPanda Ltd, Farleys Solicitors LLP and three senior HR Directors flying in from China and accompanying the British Council China.

Oxford only has a limited number of spaces for students at this fair – so make sure you sign up soon!

The Fair is organised by Warwick in partnership with the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, Aston and Nottingham.

Opportunities for Chinese students at the Warwick China Careers Fair

Blogged by Karen Walker on 06/02/2019.

Are you a Chinese student hoping to meet recruiters from both China and the UK who are looking to fill graduate roles in China?

Then this event at the University of Warwick is for you! Taking place on Saturday 2 March, the Warwick China Fair is mainly targeted at final year and postgraduate students and recent graduates (although all Chinese students at Oxford University are welcome to attend!).

The Fair is organised by Warwick in partnership with the Universities of Oxford, Birmingham, Bristol, Aston and Nottingham.

The event includes a careers fair; a panel presentation about the current Chinese job market from senior Chinese HRs; a session on visas; plus a series of employer presentations giving you the chance to meet and network with employers.

Employers in attendance will include:

CPA Australia, KPMG, Geely, Dyson, China Unicom, 51 Job, Mthree Consulting, Mars, AlphaSights, Hays Asia, British Council China,  Nu Skin, Hisense,  Decathlon, Xinlung Group, Tong Digital, Entrepreneurs Global, Gradlink, Dealmoon, XRS Online (TAL Group), FDM Group, AstraZeneca, Merck Group, Ambright Group, Lockin China, Zhaopin, Career Mentor, Hilti, EREC Estates, HungryPanda Ltd, Farleys Solicitors LLP and three senior HR Directors flying in from China and accompanying the British Council China.

Ahead of the Fair we will be sharing the Fair App, which will have information about all the companies attending, plus the agenda and presentations schedule, so that students can get prepared and get researching! Further updates are expected later in February.

Oxford only has a limited number of spaces for students at this fair – so make sure you sign up soon!

Jobs for Mathematicians Fair 2018

Blogged by Corina Lacurezeanu on 30/10/2018.

  • When: Tuesday 20 November. Exhibitors from 16:00-18:00
  • Where: Mathematical Institute, Oxford

Meet over 35 recruiters from a range of sectors at this boutique fair – all looking for students with numerate degrees! Full details can be found in the fair booklet.

Meet recruiters:

  • APR LLP
  • ATASS Sports
  • Barclays
  • Citi
  • d-fine Emerson Exploration and Production Software
  • Ensoft Ltd
  • First Actuarial LLP
  • FIS
  • Five Rings Capital
  • Funding Circle
  • G-Research
  • Goldman Sachs
  • GSA Capital
  • Hiscox
  • HSBC
  • Institute of Mathematics and its Applications
  • Jane Street
  • Liquidnet
  • Marshall Wace Asset Management
  • Metaswitch
  • Newham Collegiate Sixth Form
  • Newton Europe
  • Operis Group plc
  • Optiver Services BV
  • OxFORD Asset Management
  • PwC
  • Rebellion
  • Rolls-Royce
  • Softwire
  • StarLeaf
  • Susquehanna
  • Teach First
  • Tessella TPP

Attend our talks

  • Alumni and Researchers @ Jobs for Mathematicians
    15:00 – 16:00
    It isn’t only the financial and academic or teaching world that is hungry for employees with advanced mathematics skills. Increasingly, commercial, government and not-for-profit sector players of all kinds are keen to employ highly numerate, analytical and creative thinkers to understand and predict trends, plan and develop strategy and deliver smarter and more efficient solutions. This session focuses on how to present your skills and experience to employers at the fair and beyond.
  • Modelling & Analysis in Business
    15:15 – 16:00
    Data and Data Analytics is one of the most competitive areas for graduate recruiters to secure talent as an ever increasing number of companies look to gain advantage from the data revolution. It’s as much about asking the right questions of the data as it is doing the analysis, and this talk offers a fantastic opportunity to understand the range of opportunities and potential ways to make yourself stand out, whether you are an undergraduate or researcher, and irrespective of your academic background. Join our panel of representatives from companies attending the fair as they talk about their roles, what they enjoy most about their work, how they got started and the current challenges facing them and their teams.
  • Careers in Research for Mathematicians
    18:00 – 18:45
    This informal panel session is an opportunity for anyone considering a post-graduate research degree to hear current researchers and academics discussing many aspects of their careers in research and what you might look forward to. As well as examining the experience of D.Phils and early career researchers, there will be insights about the application process, and life and options beyond academia in the public and commercial sectors. There will be time for questions as well.
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