The “Exploring Your Future” series of placement and graduate recruitment fairs are open to all students across the University, at all stages of their degree.
Employers will be offering graduate positions as well as internships, international opportunities and the chance to gather information and network with current employees.
This fair focuses on opportunities linked to the world of teaching and education, with many exhibitors offering first time teaching roles and information about using your degree to become a teacher or in an education role. This fair will be really beneficial to you if you want to meet specific exhibitors or want to explore a range of career options. Don’t forget to think outside of the box about how you can use your transferable skills to benefit different employers and expand the opportunities available to you.
Motivational speaker, Barry Hancock, will also be delivering the keynote speech for the day “First Appointments: How to Get Your First Teaching Job”. This is a great way for final year BEd and PGCE students to receive top tips for success with finding their first job and also gaining confidence when approaching employers.
Booking for this hugely popular session is compulsory - please book via the above link.
There are currently over 30 employers booked (and this number is growing daily) including: local authorities, unions and recruitment agencies. Keep up to date with the latest fair additions and employability news by liking our Facebook page and following us on Twitter (@plymuniemp). The full list of confirmed exhibitors will be published with the fair brochure in early October.
How can I prepare?
Have a look at the fair brochure before attending! It includes really useful information on how to make the most of your fair and also has profiles of every company exhibiting, plus details on which courses they would like to meet.
The brochure also includes information on the workshops and drop ins with our careers advisors, available on the day of the careers fairs. These are a great chance for final prep before going to meet the employers.
Prior to the fairs there will also be Accelerate workshops on "Making Recruitment Fairs Count". These sessions are run a number of times prior to each fair and help you to understand how to maximise your time at the fair and make the most of this exciting networking opportunity. Sign up is essential for these popular sessions via the Employability Service events calendar.
We look forward to seeing you at the best Teaching recruitment fair yet!