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Employer Events

Our many events are designed to help build success on your career journey, enhance your employability and open up networks.

Held in person and online, events help you discover different sectors and job roles, focus your awareness of different labour markets and geographies and action your applications.

Our Focused Festivals

  • Across autumn and spring, our Focused Festivals bring together various activities around sector or thematic focuses.
  • You can participate in fairs and breakfast events, interact with industry professionals, hear from our Careers Consultants, Employer Relations & Work-based Learning teams and learn what knowledge, attributes, skills and experiences you want to develop to build success in your career journey.

Our Event Portfolio

These events provide a direct opportunity to build your networks, discover the breadth of roles and options, focus your search and action your plan. Alongside our larger fairs, we run smaller Networking Nights designed to facilitate deeper discussions and employer speed meets for a more intimate opportunity to explore internships, placements and opportunities.

Our planned 2023-24 events include:

  • Shanghai Careers Fair (Wednesday 20 September) - Virtual
  • Part-time Work Fair (Tuesday 26 September) - In Person
  • King's Careers Fair (Monday 9 & Tuesday 10 October) - In Person
  • Life & Health Sciences Careers Fair (Monday 16 October) - In Person
  • Global Placements - Employer Speed Meet (Tuesday 31 October) - Virtual
  • Researcher Careers Networking Night (Wednesday 8 November) - In Person
  • Law & Justice Fair / Chambers Showcase (Friday 10 November) - In Person

    Details of our spring events covering sectors such as the creative industries, international development, sustainability and pharmacy will be published shortly.

    View & Book our Fairs, Networking Nights & Employer Speed Meets

  • Our Employer Masterclasses are educational workshops discussing exciting innovations and trends across multiple industries, hosted by real business representatives.

    They are designed to challenge you in a positive way and help you towards an even greater understanding of your chosen industries.

    You’ll get to understand your chosen industries deeper, focusing more on the realities of changing businesses and sectors as we exit the pandemic and other challenges, developing your commercial awareness.

    You’ll also develop knowledge around the different skills, attributes and experiences needed to stand out and understand what the world of work is really like.

    Events take place both virtually and on-campus at different times of the week to ensure that all students regardless of timetables and schedules have the chance to attend.

    Employer Masterclasses may include:

  • employer case studies,
  • business game workshops,
  • guest lectures and keynote speeches,
  • interactive "how-to" workshops.

    View and Book upcoming Masterclasses

  • Understand organisational culture, the roles available and the recruitment processes you’ll need to undertake.

    Throughout the year, our employer-led presentations and webinars are here to help you build success.

    Delivered by industry professionals and business representatives, these events consist of company presentations, virtual open days, diversity events, business games and skills workshops.

    Many events will also be run by employers themselves, and we advertise a range of off-campus and virtual presentations across a range of sectors.

    View and Book upcoming Presentations & Webinars

    Discover the reality of work in a range of sectors, hear from industry professionals and alumni about their lived experiences, roles and gather in-depth knowledge to assist your career search. Held virtually across the year, Discover Careers in... panels are a fantastic opportunity to discover the range of sectors and opportunities available to you - from political risk to publishing, artificial intelligence to international relations.

    Each event comprises a panel of experts who will share their own career stories, tips and information on their sector, including their commitment to diversity and sustainability, followed by an opportunity to ask questions.

    You can choose to attend any event of interest to you or the entire series, and we have also aligned this year's events with their accompanying Festivals, so you can find those related to a particular industry sector easily.

    View and Book upcoming 'Discover Careers in...' Panels

    Our Spotlight on Inclusion events across the year shine a spotlight on the lived experiences of individuals from Black, Asian and Diverse Heritage backgrounds, aspects of gender equity and disability and LGBTQ+ inclusion in the workplace.

    They are designed as safe spaces, welcoming all students regardless of your background – allowing you to broaden your understanding of these key issues and structural inequalities and become an ally to others.

    Alongside placing the spotlight on diversity initiatives that different organisations continue to develop, we hope events will open up doors into sectors you may never have considered, break down barriers and enhance access to the workplace for groups under-represented in the workplace.

    Events take different forms – from panels to speed meets and guest lectures and are held at different times to enable as many students as possible to benefit from the experience.

    View and Book upcoming Spotlight on Inclusion Events

    Many employers choose to share their opportunities with you through interactive and engaging promotional events.

    Along the way they will often entice you with interactive games, quizzes, competitions or giveaways including free coffee, popcorn or their products.

    View upcoming Employer Promotions

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    Careers Education Workshops & Sessions

    Alongside our employer events, many more events run in your department, faculty or as part of a core programme of workshops designed to support all students

    These are run by Careers Consultants, often with the support of academics, student ambassadors and societies and take place throughout the academic year.


    International Careers Events

    We welcome many global employers interested in recruiting King's students each year and run regular workshops on key labour markets including China & Hong Kong SAR, the United States, India and Europe.

    Our annual employer-led activities focused on careers in key international markets include:

  • Careers in the USA Series
  • Careers in China Series (Panels, Workshops & Fair)
  • Careers in Brussels Series
  • Canadian Recruitment of Policy Leaders Sessions

  • Global