Graduate Fair draws students and employers for new opportunities

Student meets Vodafone's team

Almost 300 students took the opportunity to meet employers from the business, IT and engineering sectors at UWL's Business, Computing and Engineering Placement and Graduate fair in Weston Hall, this week.

Major companies including the Bank of England, Vodafone, Sky, Heathrow Airport Ltd attended the fair at UWL's Ealing site, to connect with students and recent graduates from the Claude Littner Business School and the School of Computing and Engineering.

Organised by the Placement and Employment Service team, the fair formed part of a series of employability events focused upon opportunities for students and recent graduates, which UWL provides as part of its commitment to being The Career University.

Employability Fairs are also an opportunity for students to engage with industry experts, learn about companies’ recruitment processes and discover ways to enhance their career prospects. Exhibitors on Tuesday were impressed with how well prepared students were with questions about the condition of the labour market at present. 

Lisa Fender-Jack, senior placement coordinator, said: ‘Supporting employability is a key activity for the university and these fairs give our students exposure to the world of work, as well as providing them with opportunities to engage with employers on campus, so they know exactly what employers are looking for in potential candidates.  

‘These events are also a form of career guidance, which students really appreciate because they can learn a lot from the experience of meeting employers face-to-face. The employers who exhibited at this event were delighted with how our students presented themselves, in terms of the research they did in advance.’

The London Geller college of Hospitality and Tourism Placement and Graduate Fair will take place on Tuesday 7 November, between 11.30am – 2.30pm in Weston Hall, focusing upon hospitality, aviation and tourism. Employability fairs run throughout the academic year which students are welcome to attend, even if it is outside of their academic discipline.

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