Information for Students

4 reasons why you should attend this fair:

    • This a great opportunity for you to meet organisations offering a real variety of work experience, ranging from direct sales, work experience in high schools, journalism, management or working abroad. Opportunities exist locally, nationally and internationally.
    • Meet staff from Careers & Employability, GO Wales Work Experience programmes and Student Volunteering Cardiff (SVC).
    • Talk face-to-face to recruiters about the work experience they are offering – ask questions, get advice and information that may not be on their website.
    • Get inspired and motivated to get the work experience that’s right for you!

Also taking place the week of the fair – meet the Work Experience Team at venues across campus

SOCSI – Work Experience & CV clinic drop in
24th Feb 2014 at 12:00 – 14:00
Come and get your CV checked, meet the Work Experience Team, Cardiff Award, Classroom Experience Project and organisations with relevant volunteering opportunities
Glamorgan Building Coffee Shop

JOMEC – Work Experience drop in
25th Feb 2014 at 11.30 – 13.30
Come and meet the Work Experience Team, GO Wales and Cardiff Award
Bute Foyer

MUSIC – Work Experience & CV clinic drop in
26th Feb 2014 at 11.30 – 13.30
Come and meet your Careers Consultant, representatives from the Work Experience Team & Classroom Experience Project
1st Floor Foyer School of Music

Information for Exhibitors

  • This event is jointly organised by Career & Employability and Student Volunteering Cardiff.
  • This is a niche event focusing on work experience but organisations may also advertise additional graduate opportunities.
  • Promote your work experience ideas and opportunities to students and postgraduates from all degree disciplines.
  • This is a popular event with typical visitor attendance between 300 – 500.
  • Visitors (students and postgraduates) represent a wide range of degree disciplines.
  • Exhibitors receive a stand area (2x2metres), table, table covering, 2 chairs and 1 parking space,  an on-line web link and listing in the ‘Event Briefing Sheet’.  Refreshments will be provided.
  • Sponsorship is available at a very competitive rate of £500 +VAT. Sponsors receive exhibitor benefits as well as your logo featured on the website and all publicity materials.

What’s more, by attending this event you will:

  • Be targeting one of Britain’s major teaching and research universities; with an international reputation for the quality of its work, which attracts staff and students from around the world.
  • Work closely with the Careers & Employability’s Employer Liaison and Marketing Teams who will be able to offer advice and support with your recruitment activities at Cardiff University.

Please note that non-attendance or late cancellation (within 1 week of the event) will incur a £50 admin fee.

If you are interested in attending the Fair please complete the Booking Form or contact Vicky Osborne, Employer Liaison Assistant.

Tel: (029) 2087 4230.

A-Z of Exhibitors

Programme of Events

Monday 24 February
Time: 2.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: Room 4 J, Students’ Union

Delivered  by Jessica Holloway Swift Student Engagement Officer at Careers Network, University of Birmingham.  She is responsible for marketing the services of Careers Network to students including developing the social media strategy and managing the Student Engagement Team.
Description – Find out WHY you should be using LinkedIn, what makes a good profile. How to explore careers using the alumni tool, network successfully, how to find jobs, internships and volunteering opportunities.

Teaching Talk  – the importance of Classroom Experience
Tuesday 25 February
Time: 2.30 – 3.30pm
Venue: Room 4 J, Students’ Union

Delivered by Kirsty Osman Classroom Experience Project Officer
Description – Find out about why it’s so important to get Classroom based work experience and also find out how to get it.

Workshop – Graduate Opportunities with small high growth businesses
Tuesday 25 February
Time: 3.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: Room 4 J, Students’ Union

Delivered by Joanne Jenkins GO Wales Programme Manager
Description – Larger companies are responsible for only around 15-18% of the permanent jobs that new graduates enter each year. This means that the majority of graduates find work with smaller organisations. This workshop will help identify what a small high growth business is, the benefits of working for one and the recruitment process they use.

Workshop – How to get a placement
Wednesday 26 February
Time: 2.30 – 3.30pm
Venue: Room 4 J, Students’ Union

Delivered by Alex Hicks GO Wales Placement Manager
Description – Find out how to secure a placement/internship. This workshop covers sourcing opportunities, applying speculatively and the application process.

Workshop – Your Skill’s – What employers want
Wednesday 26 February
Time: 3.30 – 4.30pm
Venue: Room 4 J, Students’ Union

Delivered by Helen Hare Internship Manager
Description – Find out what key skills employers want and the importance of employability skills. Learn how to articulate your skills, reflect on experience and be more employable.

Last year’s Exhibitors and Programme of Events