Virtual Careers and Placements Fair


Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 October 2021

This year's fair will be an an online event with lots of great employers offering video chats and group chat rooms, all looking to recruit and meet Royal Holloway students and recent graduates. So wherever you are on the day, you will be able to schedule appointments or drop in to speak to employers virtually, just as you would at a traditional fair. The fair will be hosted on our Careers Portal. 


Employers attending:

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Baillie Gifford
BPP University Law School
CD Recruitment 
Department of Health & Social Care
Enterprise Rent-a-Car
Environment Agency
Explore Learning
Local Government Association
PA Consulting
Sanctuary Graduates
Stewart & Co
Surrey Police
Teach First
University of Law


Frequently asked questions

What is the Careers and Placements Fair?

The Careers and Placements Fair gives you the opportunity to speak to a range of prospective employers in order to learn about career opportunities, job sectors and understand employer requirements. An increasingly large number of employers have year-long placements or summer internships to offer, as well as graduate training schemes.  

The fair is for students in all year groups and from any academic discipline. It takes place over two days but some employers may only have bookable appointments on one day, so check the information carefully.

How should I prepare?

  • Register your place through the Careers Portal and check the list of employers attending.

  • Research the employers beforehand, make a note of those you are interested in and book an appointment to speak to them.

  • Check that on the day, you have a good internet connection and a quiet space, so that you can make the most of the conversations that you will have with employers.
  • Make notes during your conversations if you think it will be helpful afterwards to remember specific advice
  • Have some general questions to ask the employers, e.g. What's the work culture like? What roles are available? 

Who attended the 2020 fair?


BAE Systems Applied Intelligence BDO
BPP Law School Bright Network
Cancer Research UK Capco
Change 100 Creative Access 
Computercenter Crowdstrike
Enterprise Rent-a-Car Investment 2020
London Sport Mondelez International
National Audit Office National School of Healthcare Science
Nomura PA Consulting
Protiviti PwC
Royal Holloway Postgraduate Study Surrey Police
TARGETJobs Teach First
The Environment Agency Transport Research Laboratory
University of Law Unlocked Graduates
Virgin Media

How do I meet employers at a virtual fair?

You will be able to book a video call to speak to the employers you are interested in meeting. These calls will be around 10 minutes long, and if you prefer not to have your camera switched on, then that is fine too. You can also book an appointment with up to 3 friends if you prefer not to speak to an employer on your own, but remember you will have to share the 10 minutes between you. Some employers will also be running drop-in rooms on the day, which you don't need to book in advance and lots of students can attend these at once.

I'm an international student. Are there opportunities for me?

If you're an international student, check which employers are able to sponsor work visas beforehand on the app by using the filter function.

I'm a graduate. Can I attend?

We encourage recent Royal Holloway graduates to attend if they have graduated within the last two years, especially since this will be an online event and there is no need to travel to campus.

I'm interested in recruiting students and graduates, how can I attend the fair?

If you're an employer offering graduate schemes, internships or placements, please email

Can I get on-the-day advice?

Our Careers Consultants are on hand throughout the day for a quick chat if you need any help or advice, or want to talk through your options. They will have a virtual stand just like all the employers.

Need additional support?

If you'd like to attend the virtual fair but need some assistance, get in touch with the Disabilities and Dyslexia Service in advance, or visit the Careers Service's virtual stand on the day.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for or simply want a chat about your career journey, why not book a one-to-one appointment with a Careers Consultant online?


 Go to the fair