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Birkbeck Careers Fair 2019

The annual Birkbeck Careers Fair is our flagship event of the year, allowing employers to connect with students and recent alumni seeking opportunities for both career enhancement and progression.

The 2019 Careers Fair will be held on Saturday 28 September 2019 in Senate House, Bloomsbury, London, WC1E 7HU.

Information for Birkbeck students and graduates

Our annual careers fair is a popular event, providing you with the opportunity to meet a range of organisations to discuss your development and unlock opportunities for whatever stage you're at in your career.

Whether you're a recent graduate or currently studying and looking for new opportunities, the fair is a chance to meet a number of employers, get some great advice, find out more about employment sectors that interest you, and build your professional network.

For an unmissable opportunity to enhance your career, book your place now.

What to expect on the day

  • You’ll have access to:
    • exhibition hall with a host of organisations offering a range of opportunities and information
    • CV clinics
    • speed interviewing sessions
    • workshops and seminars with guest speakers.

Meet the employers

  • Check out some of the employers you’ll meet at this year’s Careers Fair - with more to be announced.
  • ABL Recruitment is celebrating its 27th year of multilingual recruiting. Over the past two decades, we’ve placed hundreds of bilingual staff in a vast range of roles and industries, for leading organisations and thousands of small businesses throughout London, the UK and overseas. 
  • Accutrainee Limited has a unique model to help graduates reach qualification. We recruit trainee solicitors and send them on secondments lasting from 6 to 24 months to a range of both private practice and in-house clients. Our clients include FTSE 100 organisations, global investment banks and law firms ranging from large City firms to small niche practices.
  • The Afro-Caribbean Insurance Association (ACIA) was formed to boost black representation and empower Afro-Caribbeans in the insurance industry by way of increasing cultural competence in the London market and making the Insurance sector a more attractive destination for young black professionals.
  • Ambitious About Autism provides paid work placements for young people on the autistic spectrum.
  • ATC Recruitment Worldwide offers quality Recruitment Agency services to place the right people with the right jobs. Whether you are looking to hire new staff or find a new job, we’re happy to offer you our services.
  • Betway Group creates opportunities to entertain people globally across a multitude of products and digital channels, as a leading provider of first-class entertainment across sports betting, casino, bingo, esports and poker. We are out-of-the-box thinkers, technical masterminds, outstanding creatives, and mind-boggling number crunchers. Our employees are as exceptional as they are diverse. And we know that each unique piece of the puzzle makes for a much more interesting picture. Diversity is a value that we live by. 
  • Bloomsbury Publishing is a leading independent publishing house, established in 1986, with authors who have won the Nobel, Pulitzer and Booker Prizes, and is the originating publisher and custodian of the Harry Potter series. Bloomsbury has offices in London, New York, New Delhi, Oxford and Sydney.
  • Bookmark Reading: Become a reading mentor to inspire a local child to read and receive full training. Volunteers are able to choose their own timetable and search for nearby opportunities through the Bookmark App. We are also recruiting ambassadors, ideal for students who want to gain experience at a young, innovative charity. 
  • BPP University Limited builds and shapes legal careers. With over 25 years experience in delivering professional legal qualifications, we are proud to be one of the UK’s leading law schools. Our courses focus on your employability, developing your skills as a lawyer. Giving you the edge to secure a training contract or pupillage. So you're ready to embrace the demands of practice from day one. That's why 96.5% of our postgraduate law students have secured employment or further study.
  • Brightsparks Recruitment Ltd provides fun, flexible hospitality work with a difference to fit around your studies or other commitments. You’ll have the opportunity to work with your friends at prestigious events and venues in and around London, delivering a high-end experience to customers.
  • Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner
  • British Museum has Hands On Desks volunteers to provide visitors with a unique opportunity to handle genuine objects from the Museum’s collection. With seven Hands On Desks open daily, volunteers encourage visitors to handle objects and illustrate how to do this, while they engage visitors in discussions and answer questions.
  • Capco is a global business and technology consultancy focused on financial services. We are innovators who combine a disruptive, design-thinking approach with first-hand industry knowledge and technology acumen. We facilitate the handshake between the business and technology organizations. We help our clients transform and advance their businesses, increase revenue, manage risk and regulatory change.
  • Caliston is an online digital marketing agency based in Farringdon. We specialise in SEO (search engine optimisation), PPC (pay-per-click), social media management and web design.
  • Career Ear
  • Centre 404 is a charity that offers friendly, reliable and person-centred support to people with a learning disability and their families in North London. Centre 404 is working towards a world where people with learning disabilities and their families have the support they need to enjoy the same rights, freedom, responsibilities, choices and quality of life as people within the wider community. 
  • Chance UK's mentors and staff use a solution-focused approach to grow a child’s strengths, build their self-esteem, and find positive alternatives to their challenging behaviour that could otherwise result in anti-social or criminal offending in later life.
  • Clustermarket is building a world-leading online equipment sharing and booking platform, enabling and accelerating science. The platform is giving scientists easy and affordable access to equipment and technical services at nearby institutions.
  • CREST is an international not-for-profit accreditation and certification body that represents and supports the technical information security market.  CREST provides internationally recognised accreditations for organisations and professional level certifications for individuals providing penetration testing, cyber incident response, threat intelligence and Security Operations Centre (SOC) services.
  • Criterion is a firm of occupational psychologists who work to help people to perform more effectively, enjoy greater career success, and enjoy what they do at work. We combine the science of psychology with technology to help our clients become outstanding in the way they recruit, develop, and retain people. 
  • Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP is a truly international and diverse law firm dedicated to counselling clients involved with some of the most challenging transnational transactions and complex multi-jurisdictional disputes. Curtis tends to recruit lawyers with outstanding academic records from top schools, many of whom are linguists, and often from non-traditional backgrounds.
  • Dozens is creating a new home for your money. It brings together a current account, a smart budgeting tool, and a savings and investment manager - all in one app. 
  • The Environment Agency was established in 1996 to protect and improve the environment. We have around 10,600 employees. Within England we’re responsible for: regulating major industry and waste, treatment of contaminated land, water quality and resources, fisheries, inland river, estuary and harbour navigations, conservation and ecology.
  • Ethical Angel combines a high-touch service with powerful technology to match individuals with unique experiences to make our world better. Engaging and developing users through global challenges as distinctive as they are. Analysis is powered by quantitative and qualitative reporting on infinite organisational levels. Enabling employers to measure and evaluate value-add to their people, profit and our planet.
  • European Medical Writers Assocation (EMWA) was founded in 1989 and is a volunteer educational and networking organisation with over 1000 members in over 40 countries throughout Europe. Run by its own members, EMWA is a non-profit association. It's committed to representing, supporting and training medical communication professionals.
  • The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) serves the public interest by protecting financial consumers from harm, enhancing the integrity of the UK financial system and promoting effective competition. We regulate the conduct of firms to ensure that the industry is run with integrity, that people have access to the products and services they need and that consumers can trust their providers.
  • FDM Group is a FTSE 250 company, and the market leader in recruit, train, deploy. We provide quality IT and business training and invaluable commercial experience, transforming graduates into IT and business professionals before deploying them onsite with our clients.
  • Foxtons is London’s leading estate agent. Our combination of over 60 interconnected offices across London and the Home Counties, expert sales, lettings and support teams and industry-leading technology allow us provide our customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Frontier is an international non-profit volunteering organisation that runs over 450 conservation and community development projects in over 70 countries across the world. Established in 1989, Frontier has over 25 years of experience in sending volunteers abroad on engaging and capacity building projects. By encouraging the combination of travel with volunteering, Frontier inspires people to step off the beaten track and make their travel meaningful; volunteers can gain qualifications and improve their personal development skills to help boost their CVs.
  • Harvey Nichols is daring to be different. Everyone has their part to play in making us the most successful and iconic brand in the world. It's something we can only achieve if every one of us knows exactly what we stand for and what sets us apart from the competition. 
  • ICSA: The Governance Institute collaborates with our members to offer unique entry-level, trainee and work experience opportunities for anyone considering a career that uses your knowledge in law, finance or business. This way you are able to test drive the role and gain a better insight before deciding if this is the right career choice for you. Want to influence the board and shape the direction of an organisation? Becoming a company secretary or governance professional may be the career choice for you.
  • Independant Clinical Services (ICS) is a global workforce management solutions and services provider for the health and life science sectors. ICS has four distinct categories of staffing, community and complex care, managed services and managed health services. We not only provide expert and fully compliant staff to our clients but we save them in time, money and resource to ensure they are able to focus on what’s ultimately most important – the care of their patients.
  • IntoUniversity is an education charity that supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds to aspire and achieve. We are currently looking for university students to volunteer on our mentoring scheme. Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to develop new skills, gain experience for your CV, and make a real difference to a young person's life.
  • KPMG UK LLP is a leading provider of professional services, including audit, tax and advisory specialisms. We deliver integrated solutions to our clients’ issues.
  • Link Education has specialised in the education recruitment industry since 2000, and can find the right teaching position for you.
  • Lloyds Banking Group: Join a quantitatively focused specialist team in business units across Lloyds Commercial Bank, including markets and risk. The PhD programme will help you to build solid foundations and expose you to vast opportunities to learn, grow and build a rewarding career.
  • London's fire and rescue service is the busiest in the country and one of the largest firefighting and rescue organisations in the world. Would you like to work in the community and save lives? Learn about the diverse range of roles and opportunities within the brigade.
  • Metropolitan Police Service: Become a police officer and do a job that matters. We're recruiting now.
  • The National Graduate Development Programme for Local Government provides graduates who are passionate about making a real and measurable difference with two years of experience working in one of our 50+ partnering local councils across a range of areas, all at a competitive graduate salary. We also offer a post-graduate leadership and management qualification to trainees.
  • nPlan was founded by experts in mathematics, machine learning and project delivery. We deeply believe that by creating transparency and certainty, we’ll change the outcomes of construction projects, globally. We're working with some of the largest infrastructure projects in the world, which means an opportunity to have true impact on the world around us.
  • Ofwat is the economic regulator of the water sector in England and Wales. Ofwat is considered as an organisation where economists can apply the principles of microeconomics and industrial organisation to real life issues.
  • PitchMe is an innovative job search platform.
  • SearchSmartly: Property search is broken. In the future, tenants will instantly be matched to the homes and neighbourhoods that best meet their needs. SearchSmartly is building that future today.
  • Seed Staff specialise in providing front-line staff to the events industry. We mostly work with university students and jobseekers in order to provide top quality staffing solutions to first-rate clients within the industry. Our novel approach involves combining events experts with keen, customer-focused individuals and supporting growth with on-the-job training and development.
  • Skimlinks
  • SLV.Global is a volunteer-led mental health organisation operating in Bali and India. We provide psychology students and graduates from around the world the opportunity to gain valuable, practical experience in the mental health sector while being immersed in a unique and exciting culture. Our placements abroad offer participants the chance to gain valuable work experience in the mental health, social work and education sectors. Our main focus is to promote positive mental health and reduce stigma in the communities where we work. Through facilitating innovative, interactive sessions we aim to increase service users’ confidence, positive self-regard and overall wellbeing.
  • Smaller Earth UK offers jobs abroad or the summer in Canada, the US and China. Experience a job like no other and go with the leaders. No matter your skills or experience we will find the perfect job or you.
  • SpaceCareers.uk advertises early career jobs, internships, PhDs and more from employers of all sizes, and provides careers resources, information, and advice about what different jobs involve and how to get your space career started whatever stage you’re at. It is run by UKSEDS, the national student space society.
  • Sparta Global is a technology services provider to leading FTSE 250 clients in finance, healthcare, retail, telecommunications, media and the public sector. We are looking for high calibre graduates and emerging talent to become highly skilled IT consultants in the software testing, software development, DevOps, infrastructure, PMO, data analysis and business analysis fields. 
  • Step Teachers are proud to feature our Grad2teach program which offers a fully paid and supported route to Qualified Teacher Status. If you have thought about teaching but lack experience and don't want to incur any more debt, this is a great route. No cost, fully paid and well supported.
  • STRIVE Consultants nurture and develop the best. We launched (officially) in October 2018 and are already making waves in the industry. We are redefining diversity a step at a time and challenging the status quo. STRIVE is not just another diversity initiative; it is a movement.
  • The Access Project recruits graduate volunteers to tutor bright students from disadvantaged backgrounds, for one hour a week, to help them gain access to top universities. 
  • The AICS Group specialises in providing community-based rehabilitation and support to clients who suffered from a brain injury. Assisting with daily therapy-led rehabilitation and daily living task. We provide rehabilitation support to adults and children within the community or in rehabilitation settings and are looking for people with excellent communication skills, motivation, initiative, flexibility and a genuine desire to support our service users to maximise their potential. This role provides immense job satisfaction within a busy and varied environment, working with a range of health and social care professionals. 
  • The Kids Network are a local organisation working in London to help support children aged 8-11 through one-to-one mentoring. Mentors help build confidence, resilience and curiosity for ambitious futures through a series of fun and positive activities and experiences.
  • The Lost Graduate Group is a coaching and mentoring service for anyone with a degree at any stage in their career. The holistic approach to coaching and mentoring is to designed to support people to progress within their career or change fields. The Lost Graduate group has successfully helped graduates, postgraduates and alumni students to get promotions, change careers since 2015. 
  • The Other End is a Toronto and London-based creative agency specialising in concept development, creative services, content promotion and media production for films, entertainment and news channels, globally. We are experts at partnering with our clients as their extended creative arm for innovative and budget conscious solutions, specifically targeted to their needs. Our diverse award winning team is renowned in the Middle East, Europe and North America and continues to grow alongside our international network. 
  • The University of Law is one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education, with a rich heritage and reputation for innovation. We offer a range of postgraduate legal training and Master’s degrees designed by qualified experts to help students advance at any stage of their career.
  • Think Ahead is a fast-track scheme for remarkable individuals to become mental health social workers. It blends world-class academic learning with extensive on-the-job experience, over the course of a two-year programme. We want to see a society where everyone with mental health problems can flourish. The Think Ahead programme is one of the UK’s most competitive graduate schemes, which offers remarkable graduates and career-changers a new route into mental health social work.
  • Travel Teacher empowers you to pursue life-changing experiences around the world, leaving a positive mark on the communities you visit and the environments you explore. Programmes in Fiji, the Cook Islands, Kenya and the Maldives. 
  • Tutor Doctor Dulwich aims to service the Dulwich area from Brixton to Streatham and Norbury via Tulse Hill, Herne Hill, the Village, East and West Dulwich and West Norwood. 
  • Unlocked Graduates is a unique two-year programme giving graduates the opportunity to become inspirational and influential leaders. Serving as a prison officer, you will build skills and complete a bespoke Master’s while working with prisoners to help them break the cycle of reoffending.

Information for employers

Our annual Careers Fair is a celebration of the uniquely driven and dedicated student body we have at Birkbeck.

This is an opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile at Birkbeck and showcase your graduate/experienced hires, voluntary roles and all other opportunities to hundreds of our motivated students.

What to expect on the day

  • Our students and alumni offer a range of experiences, from undergraduates looking for initial opportunities in their chosen fields, to experienced professionals seeking their next career move.
  • In addition to holding a stand in our exhibition hall, you will have the opportunity to get involved in optional extras and event activities to improve brand engagement. These include:
    • workshops and seminars
    • CV clinics
    • speed interviewing sessions.
  • Booking enquiries: If you have any questions about our fair or are interested in making a booking, please .

Sponsorship opportunities

  • Birkbeck’s annual Careers Fair is a celebration of our uniquely driven and dedicated student body. On the 28 September 2019, thousands of ambitious and skilled Birkbeck students and graduates will attend this fair in order to find their next big opportunity.
  • Our students’ commitment to study in the evening to reach their goals and excel in their careers - balancing work, study, family and life - translates to a unique and pivotal skill-set that organisations seek.
  • The 2019 Careers Fair is an opportunity to raise your organisation’s profile at Birkbeck and showcase your graduate programmes, experienced hire roles, voluntary positions and all other opportunities to thousands of our exceptional students.
  • We have three sponsorship packages to maximise your exposure, which can be tailored to provide a bespoke offering depending on your needs.
  • Get in touch to discuss our sponsorship opportunities: / 0203 073 8100
  • Sponsorship package 1: £5,000
  • At the Careers Fair: 
    • Event stand for merchandise, information and discussion with students at your chosen position in the hall 
    • Your logo on our sponsorship page of the event guide which will be distributed to the thousands of attending students
    • Pre-event feature email to all students and graduates listing you as a featured employer to raise your profile with our students
    • Branded content on a big screen in the main hall, shown throughout the day to all attendees.
  • Beyond the Careers Fair:
    • 1 year of complimentary advertising on our Jobs Board for up to three roles, reaching an audience of over 250,000 students and alumni 
    • Opportunity to run two workshops throughout the academic year to students on relevant topics of your choice
    • Free venue hire for one event at Birkbeck’s Bloomsbury Campus in the heart of Central London.
  • Sponsorship package 2: £10,000
  • At the Careers Fair:
    • Large event stand for merchandise, information and discussion with students at your chosen position in the hall
    • Branding on all publicity materials for the fair including flyers and brochures
    • Branding on the contents of our 2019/20 Student Guide provided to over 6,000 students 
    • Branded content on a big screen in the main hall, shown throughout the day to all attendees
    • Pre- and post- event feature email to all students and graduates listing you as a featured employer to raise your profile with our students
    • Complimentary seminar slot at the event to promote your work.
  • Beyond the Careers Fair:
    • 1 year of complimentary advertising on our Jobs Board for up to six roles, reaching an audience of over 250,000 students and alumni 
    • Opportunity to run multiple workshops throughout the academic year to students on relevant topics of your choice
    • Free venue hire for two events at Birkbeck’s Bloomsbury Campus in the heart of Central London.
  • Sponsorship package 3: £20,000
  • At the Careers Fair:
    • Branding, publicity and recognition as the Careers Fair’s main sponsor 
    • Large event stand for merchandise, information and discussion with students at your chosen position in the hall 
    • Branding on all publicity materials for the fair, including flyers, brochures and your own banners
    • Branding on the cover and contents of our 2019/20 Student Guide provided to over 6,000 students 
    • Branded content on a big screen in the main hall, shown throughout the day to all attendees
    • Dedicated staff flyering your promotional materials for one day
    • Pre- and post- event feature email to all students and graduates listing you as our main sponsor and top featured employer to raise your profile with our students
    • Complimentary seminar slot at the Careers Fair to promote your work and achieve more direct engagement with attendees.
  • Beyond the Careers Fair:
    • Complimentary unlimited advertising on our Jobs Board for 2 years, reaching an audience of over 250,000 students and alumni 
    • Complimentary dedicated recruitment consultant for 2 roles at any level within your organisation, including a tailored selection and vetting service to ensure you receive only the highest quality candidates
    • Opportunity to run multiple workshops throughout the academic year to students on relevant topics of your choice
    • Free venue hire for three events at Birkbeck’s Bloomsbury Campus in the heart of Central London
    • Invitations to Birkbeck’s prestigious series of events throughout the year, including conferences, presentations and awards evenings.