The University of Southampton

Engineering and Technology Careers Fair attracts global innovators and tech heroes

Published: 1 February 2019
The Fair will fill Garden Court with opportunities from over 70 diverse companies.

This year’s Engineering and Technology Careers Fair, taking place at the University’s Highfield Campus on Thursday 14 February, welcomes an outstanding range of companies at the forefront of engineering and systems development.

The Fair has been running for over 10 years, playing an important role in enabling Southampton students to meet potential employers across many sectors, including finance, security, engineering consultancy, digital systems, energy, transport, and communications.

“The Fair provides a fantastic opportunity for students to get a really wide-ranging view of the breadth of opportunities across the engineering and technology sectors,” says Joyce Lewis, Careers Fair Director. “Southampton students already have an excellent reputation for their success in the jobs market and the quality of the 75 companies attending the Fair is a great endorsement of this.”

The event will take place between 11am and 3.30pm in Garden Court and over 1,500 students are expected to attend from all departments in the University. In addition to the global companies attending, there will also be strong representation from niche start-ups based at Southampton Science Park at Chilworth. Attending for the first time this year are Carnival, the cruise company which carries Southampton’s name across the world, major tech consultancies Frazer-Nash, Newton Europe and Deme Group, as well as a range of innovative high-tech start-ups owned and managed by Southampton graduates.

“We very much welcome the high quality of companies coming to the University to employ our students,” said Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Faculty, Engineering and Physical Sciences. “These companies are aware of the reputation of our students and graduates, as well as their commitment and ability to innovate and support the development of future technologies.

“There are very exciting careers to be built in these new ventures and in the new opportunities being offered in our established industries. We value our strong links with business and industry and the excellent relationships built up over time. Many of the companies will be represented by Southampton graduates, demonstrating the contribution that the University is making to the UK’s industrial and business success.”

For further information about the Fair, contact Joyce Lewis, tel. +44 (0)23 8059 5453.

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