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2018 Careers Fair attracts global leaders and innovators

Published: 1 February 2018

This year’s Engineering and Technology Careers Fair, taking place on Tuesday 13 February and organised by the Faculty of Physical Sciences and Engineering, welcomes an outstanding range of companies at the forefront of autonomous systems development and technology integration.

The Fair, which has been running for 10 years, has a strong reputation for the quality of companies who have attended over the years and for the important role it plays in enabling Southampton students to meet potential employers across many sectors, including digital technology, finance, security, consultancy, transport, and communications.

International industry leaders such as Arm, Dyson, Intel, Cisco, Bloomberg, Visa and Vodafone will be joining some of the UK’s most respected technical consultancies – TTP, Cambridge Consultants, Roke Manor Research, with significant representation from niche start-up companies in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, data, and cyber security.

‘The Fair provides a fantastic opportunity for students to get a really wide-ranging view of the breadth of opportunities for them in the engineering and technology industries,’ 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 companies attending the Fair is a great endorsement of this.’

The event takes place in Garden Court on the Highfield Campus and around 1500 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 the University of Southampton Science Park at Chilworth, with companies looking for the brightest students to join their high-tech ventures.

‘We very much welcome the high quality of companies coming to Southampton to employ our students,’ said Professor Bashir Al-Hashimi, Dean of Physical Sciences and Engineering. ‘They are taking part in the Fair because they are aware of the quality of our students and their ability to innovate and support the development of future technologies. There are very exciting careers to be built in these new industries and we value our strong links with companies and the excellent relationships built up over time. Many of the stands will include Southampton graduates, demonstrating the contribution that our students are making to the UK’s industrial and business success.’

Students attending the Fair can expect strong interest from leading employers across the technology industries and from companies that are seeking excellent graduates with high-level competence in technology and engineering as well as business and the sciences.

‘The environment we have created here based on our strong research reputation, continues to ensure that companies want to promote their opportunities to our students,’ said Professor Al-Hashimi. ‘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.’

The Fair is on Tuesday 13th February, from 11.00am - 3.30pm in Garden Court, B38. For further information contact Joyce Lewis, tel. +44(0)23 8059 5453.

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