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Careers and Placements Fair


Careers and Placements Fair

The 2019 fair took place in the Picture Gallery, Founder's Building, on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 October. Check out our frequently asked questions below for more information on the fair and how you can prepare for the next one! 

Details of our 2020 Virtual Careers and Placements Fair coming soon....

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.  

Both days are for students in all year groups and from any academic discipline.There will be different employers attending on each day, so we strongly encourage students to make time to drop in on both days.

How should I prepare?

  • Research the employers beforehand by downloading our fair app using this link. You can filter on the employers you are interested in and see and where they're located at the fair!

  • Complete the Commercial Awareness Passport Challenge, based on employers attending the fair.
  • Have some general questions to ask the employers, e.g. What's the work culture like? What roles are available? 

  • There's no need to pre-register, but remember to bring your college ID card to be scanned as you enter the fair

Who attended the 2019 fair?

A list of who attended can be found below. Download the app for more information on each employer and the opportunities they have.

Wednesday 23 October Thursday 24 October
Aon Cancer Research UK
BDO Change 100
Civil Service Fast Stream Charityworks
Enterprise Rent-a-Car Creative Access 
FDM Dell Technologies
Fidelity Payment Enterprise Rent-a-Car Environment Agency
Harnham Guidepoint Global UK
Lidl M&G Prudential
Moore Kingston Smith LLP National Audit Office
NHS Leadership Academy Royal Holloway Postgraduate Courses
PA Consulting Sussex Police
Pfizer University of Law
Rate My Placement Waterstons
Sparta Global Wellcome Trust
Teach First
Transport Research Laboratory

What should I wear?

There's no set dress code, but remember you are there to meet real-life employers. No need to wear a suit, but a shirt and smart jeans will look better to a potential employer than a sweatshirt and trackies!

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 or in the booklet.

I'm a graduate. Can I attend?

Recent graduates of Royal Holloway are welcome to attend if they have graduated within the last two years.

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 Advisors are on hand throughout the day for a quick chat if you need any help or advice, or want to talk through your options. 

Need additional support?

If you'd like to attend the fair but need some assistance, get in touch with the Disabilities and Dyslexia Service in advance, or speak to a member of the careers team on the day. You will also be able to avoid the crowds and attend the fair from 10am each day during our 'quiet hour' if you wish. And make sure you speak to Change 100 who offer summer work placements exclusively for students with a disability.

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 or at the Careers & Employability Service in the Davison building? 


A look back to the Careers and Placements Fair 2019

Ellie Matthews

Careers and Placements Fair 2019

2019 Brochure

You can view the 2019 brochure below to find out more about the employers who attended the fair


Careers Fair app

 Make sure you download the fair app for more information about the employers attending on each day of the fair!