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Careers Fair reaches full capacity with 77 companies attending

Published: 14 January 2013

This year’s Engineering and Technology Careers Fair is the biggest yet – with 79 major employers keen to offer graduate jobs and summer internships to Southampton students.

Despite reports that indicate a reduction in the number of graduate jobs available this year, students can still expect very strong interest from employers across the tech industries and from companies that are seeking excellent graduates with high-level competence in technology, including computer science, engineering and the physical sciences.

The Fair takes place at the University’s Highfield Campus on 12 February. It is the sixth annual Fair organized by Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) and the Faculty of Physical and Applied Sciences. The first Fair, in 2008, attracted 23 companies; each year since then strong demand for Southampton graduates has seen the Fair increase in size. New companies attending this year include: Amazon, Gazprom, Hawk-Eye, Lockheed Martin, Meggitt,, and many more. Thirty per cent of the companies are attending for the first time.

The Fair is the centrepoint of the careers and employability activity in ECS, but activities throughout the year, such as conferences, employer presentations, and mentoring programmes are designed to ensure that students are aware of all the opportunities open to them, and best prepared to gain the position that they want. ‘It is very exciting to see the number of companies that are keen to employ our students,' said Professor Neil White, Head of ECS. ‘The environment we have created here continues to ensure that companies want to promote their opportunities to our students. For our part we do our best to increase our students’ awareness of career opportunities, right from their very first week at the University. We want to prepare them to find the job they want, and raise their aspirations of future achievement.’

Companies attending this year's Fair are: Accenture Adex-Group Aubay Altera Amadeus Amazon Analog Devices ARM Atmel BAE Systems BAE Systems Detica BBC R&D Bloomberg BT Cambridge Group Captec Career Destinations/ODAR Centrica Climax Studios Critical Software Technologies Deloitte Dialog Semiconductor ECM Selection EMC Enterprise Recruitment Ericsson Television FactSet Fidessa G Research GE Gazprom Marketing and Trading Goldman Sachs Gradcracker Gresham Computing HMG Communications Centre HSBC Huddle IBM Imagination Technologies Invensys IT Dev JP Morgan JDI Backup Lockheed Martin M&G Matchtech Meggitt Memset Micro Focus National Instruments NCC Group NDS Netcraft New Voice Media nvidia Ocado OpenBet Open Market PwC RGC Jenkins & Co. Schlumberger Selex ES SetSquared Sony Professional Snowflake Software Sperry Rail SPI Lasers STFC STI Switch Concepts Teach First Telesoft Technologies Telsis Thales Transport for London True Clarity WikiJob Winton Capital Yahoo! Year in Industry

The Fair takes place in Garden Court and the Mountbatten Building, Highfield Campus, University of Southampton, from 11 am to 3 pm, on Tuesday 12 February. It is open to all students at the University of Southampton.

For further information about the ECS Careers Hub activity, contact Joyce Lewis; tel.+44(0)23 8059 5453.

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