Careers Fairs

Attending an Aston Careers Fair or event offers the perfect opportunity to raise your profile on campus. 

Hosting a stand at one of our Careers Fairs will enable you to meet our students to discuss your opportunities in more detail as well as promoting your organisation to potential candidates.

The Fairs are mainly targeted at our Final year students with the exception of the Placements Fair, many do also attract our First and Second year students who are seeking summer internships or work placements. 

We offer sector specific events across Engineering, Technology, Science and Business; we also have a general Placements Fair for organisations with work placement opportunities to promote.  

You can book a place at our Careers Fairs via Aston Futures, the online platform run by the Careers+Placements team.

If you don’t already have an account, click here to register. Once your registration has been approved by a member of the team you will be able to book onto the Careers Fair(s).

Fairs planned for Autumn 2018 :

  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018 – Business Fair
  • Wednesday 17th October 2018 – Engineering, Technology & Science Fair
  • Wednesday 24th October 2018 – Placements Fair

The Engineering, Technology & Science Fair is a sector specific event for you to promote your graduate roles, as well as placements and summer internships.

This fair will be targeted at all final and second year students from our School of Engineering & Applied Science and Business School. However, students from all disciplines across the University are welcome to attend. Last year’s event saw over 500 students attend with 44 exhibitors present. 

The event will be held in our Conference Aston Centre facility within the University Main Building on 17th October 2018. Stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Business Fair is suitable for employers who have graduate roles, as well as placement opportunities and summer intern roles.

This event will combine consultancy, finance, FMCG, Retail, Public Sector and general graduate schemes. We will invite students from all of our University Schools to attend, heavily targeting 2nd and final year students, providing access to the wide range of skills required by your organisation. Last year, over 1,000 students attended this event, with 45 exhibitors present.         

The event will be held in our Conference Aston Centre facility within the University Main Building on 3rd October 2018. Stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

The Placements Fair is suitable for organisations who offer undergraduate placements across all industry sectors and professions

The Placements Fair is aimed at our second year students who are looking for a 12 month placement opportunity for the third year of their degree course. Students across all four Schools can take a placement year - Aston Business School, School of Languages and Social Sciences, School of Life & Health Sciences and School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. First year students who are looking for summer work experience are also invited. Last year’s event saw over 700 students attend with 40 exhibitors present.

The event will be held in our Conference Aston Centre facility within the University Main Building on 24th October 2018. Stands will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, early bookings are recommended to avoid disappointment.

 Feedback from a recent fair:


Well organised career fairs with a nice professional and friendly venue. Refreshments and care of recruiters was well organised and of a high quality standard. Busy and well attended event with a number of interested individuals, event must have been well promoted.