Careers Service

Fairs and Flagship Events

Careers Fairs and other types of multi-employer events tend to be popular ways for students to connect with potential employers. Our Discover Careers, Careers in Law, Careers for Social Good and Careers in Engineering fairs will take place in October. In November we will be focusing on Careers in Sustainability followed by Careers in Tech & Data in January, Careers in Life Sciences in February and Creative & Cultural Careers in March.

The events listed below are designed to provide employers with the opportunity to:  

  • raise the profile of your organisation 

  • promote graduate positions, internships and other opportunities 

  • uncover talent by meeting our students and recent graduates 

You can use our Expression of Interest form to add yourself to the relevant mailing list to be kept informed about events/topics that are not yet open for bookings. 

Expression of Interest Form

Scottish Graduate Jobs Fair (5 June 2024)

The Scottish Graduate Jobs Fair is Scotland's largest summer recruitment fair, designed to help your organisation connect with and recruit high-calibre, graduating students from across all Scottish universities in a virtual setting.

PhD Horizons (Wednesday 19 June 2024)

PhD Horizons: Career Insights for PhD students is the only careers event organised by the University of Edinburgh exclusively dedicated to the PhD community.  It aims to showcase the wide range of career opportunities outside of academia that are open to PhD graduates, encouraging them to think broadly about their options.

Discover Careers (1-3 October 2024)

Discover Careers is our highest profile on-campus event in Semester 1. The event will provide a discovery-themed, exploratory welcome into the world of careers, employability and meeting recruiters for students from any discipline, any level of study and at any stage in career planning. It is a great opportunity for all kinds of recruiters to connect with our talented students and to collaborate with us as we jointly provide students with a fun and friendly first taste of in-person careers inspiration early in the academic year.

Careers in Law Fair (Thursday 10 October 2024)

The Careers in Law Fair is designed to connect organisations with legal career opportunities in Scotland, UK and/or international legal jurisdictions with talented University of Edinburgh LLB Law students/graduates as well as students studying other disciplines who are interested in legal careers.

Careers for Social Good (October 2024)

From 14 - 18 October we’re running a campaign on Careers for Social Good to shine a light on a variety of third sector and public sector careers with social impact, providing insight, inspiration and advice for students and graduates.

Careers in Engineering Fair (30 October 2024)

The Careers in Engineering Fair is a chance to meet motivated students from our world class School of Engineering, to raise your profile and promote your graduate, placement, internship roles.

Careers in Sustainability (November 2024)

From 6 - 15 November we’re running Careers in Sustainability to provide insight, inspiration and advice for students and graduates who want their career to contribute to a sustainable future.

Careers in Tech & Data Fair (29 January 2025)

Our Careers in Tech & Data Fair is designed to help you raise your profile and promote your graduate positions, internships and other paid opportunities that can come under the “Tech & Data Careers” banner.

Meet Employers in Life Sciences (February 2025)

Our Meet People in Life Sciences event will help you raise your profile and promote your graduate positions, internships and other paid opportunities that can come under the “Life Sciences" banner.

Creative & Cultural Careers (March 2025)

We run a campaign of events each year to help raise awareness of careers paths in the creative & cultural industries. The aim is to provide insight and inspiration and facilitate direct engagement between students and industry representatives who can provide information and advice on careers in their sector.