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2014 Engineering and Technology Careers Fair is bigger than ever

Published: 22 January 2014

Eighty-six companies will take part in this year’s Careers Fair organized by the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering at the University of Southampton.

With 25 per cent of the companies attending for the first time and more companies than ever wanting to take part, there is no shortage of choice for students who are aiming to work in some of the UK’s leading and most innovative companies.

The Fair takes place on Tuesday 11 February at the University’s Highfield Campus and runs from 11 am to 3.30 pm in the Garden Court and Mountbatten Buildings. The companies attending will be offering graduate jobs, summer internships and industrial placements, and aiming to build awareness of their opportunities with students who may not be entering the jobs market until 2015 or beyond.

‘This is a great opportunity for students to get a really wide-ranging view of the engineering and technology industry,’ said Joyce Lewis, Careers Fair Director, ‘as well as to find out about specific careers and opportunities in many different sectors.

‘The companies are taking part because they are aware of the high quality of our students and their ability to innovate and support the development of future technologies. There are exciting careers to be built in these industries and we very much value our strong links with companies and the excellent relationships built up over time. Many of the company stands will include Southampton alumni, demonstrating the contribution that our students and graduates are making to the UK’s industrial and business success.’

The Fair is the centrepiece of the Faculty’s annual careers and employability programme, but activities throughout the year, such as conferences, employer visits and presentations, project sponsorships, and mentoring support, are designed to ensure that students are aware of the opportunities open to them, and best prepared to gain the position that they want.

Students attending the Fair can expect very strong interest from leading employers across the technology industries and from companies that are seeking excellent graduates with high-level competence in technology, including computer science, engineering, and the physical sciences.

‘It is very exciting to see the number of companies that are keen to employ our students,' said Professor Neil White, Head of Electronics and Computer Science. ‘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 Altera Allied Motion Amadeus Analog Devices ARM Atmel BAE Systems BAE Systems Detica Bloomberg BskyB Cambridge Consultants Cambridge Network Captec Cascoda CBSbutler Centrax Gas Turbines Chemring Technology Solutions Connectus Critical Software Technologies Deloitte Dialog Semiconductor ECM EMC Ericsson TV FactSet FDM Fidelity Datanet Fidessa Finisar G Research Gradcracker Halma IBM IET Imagination Technologies Invensys IT Dev Jive Software JP Morgan Korusys Lascar Electronics Lockheed Martin London Power Associates M&G Investments Microfocus Murata Power Solutions MWR Infosecurity National Instruments NETbuilder Netcraft New Voice Media Ocado Openmarket PA Consulting Parker Hannifin PWC Radio Tactics Real VNC Samsung Research UK Schlumberger Selex ES Smarkets Snowflake Software Sony Professional Softiron SPI Lasers Spirax Sarco STFC Surface Technology International Sungard Financial Systems TARGETjobs Teach First Tekever Telesoft Technologies Thales True Clarity Triggered Messaging TTP Group Ultra Electronics-Nuclear Control Systems Winton Capital Management Yahoo! Year in Industry Zurich

The Fair is open to all students and graduates of the University of Southampton.

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

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