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Careers Fair 2013 a resounding success

Published: 14 February 2013

This year’s Engineering and Technology Careers Fair was a resounding success with more than 1,000 students attending to find out more about career options from 80 of the UK’s leading companies.

The Fair attracted major employers across the technology industries, transport, energy, media, finance, gaming, retail, security and communications.

The annual Careers Fair is the centrepiece of the careers and employability activity in Physical and Applied Sciences, and has been running since 2008. The first event attracted 23 companies and it has grown year on year – an excellent indication of the continuing strong demand for Southampton graduates.

Many companies attend every year, but new companies attending the Fair for the first time this year included industry leaders such as Amazon, Gazprom, Hawk-Eye, Huddle, Lockheed Martin, Meggitt, NVIDIA, and

“The Fair is a great endorsement of the high regard that the UK’s leading technology companies have for Southampton students,” said Careers Fair Director Joyce Lewis. “We had 80 companies attending this year – a significant increase from last year, and it was fantastic to hear the buzz in both venues and to see the great interactions taking place between the company representatives – many of whom were Southampton alumni – and students across all years and many subject areas.

“We’ve had excellent feedback from the companies, who are already looking forward to returning for next year’s event.”

Other careers and employability activities organised by FPAS throughout the year include the Careers Hub website ,conferences, employer presentations and mentoring programmes, designed to ensure students are aware of all the opportunities open to them and are best prepared to gain the position they want.

For further information about the ECS Careers Hub and 2014 Fair (11 February 2014), contact Joyce Lewis.

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