November 12, 2012 12.03 pm This story is over 132 months old

Top graduate recruiters come to Lincoln

Making connections: Past and present students will be able to liaise with big brand names at an employability fair this week.

Lincoln students and graduates will have the chance to meet big name employers at an annual employability fair on Wednesday.

The Find Your Feet careers, postgraduate and employability fair at the Engine Shed on November 15 will house over 60 graduate recruiters.

Confirmed exhibitors include the likes of Wilkinson, Morrisons, Siemens, Cummins, Branston, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Channel 4, The Civil Service, Matalan, and Rolls Royce.

The event will also feature a number of talks, and offers advice on postgraduate courses, gap year options, summer placements and internships, and graduate enterprise.

It is part of Enterprise and Employability Week, running from November 12 to 16. The week helps past and present students find their suited career, through the likes of workshops and fairs.

Mark Stow, Careers and Employability Services Manager at the University of Lincoln, said: “The national jobs market is certainly tough but graduates are still much in demand.

“As ever, it is those people who really understand what employers are looking for who will stand out from the crowd. It’s never too early for students to start thinking about life after graduation.

“It might be getting hands-on work experience or a student placement, or ensuring their CV is written in a way that they jump off the page. The best way to learn these tips of the trade is from the employers themselves.

“Our Find Your Feet event brings some of the country’s biggest graduate recruiters to our doorstep and is the perfect stage for current undergraduates and recent alumni to talk face-to-face with these employers.”

To help students approach the big employers on the day, the university’s Careers and Employability Team will be running pre-fair preparation sessions.

Mark Stow added: “It is important for students attending that they do their research and prepare for what they would like to ask the employers. This could be that all important chance to make a good first impression.”

Students and graduates from other universities are welcome to attend the event. To sign up to the Enterprise and Employability Week or Find Your Feet event, visit UoL Careers or email.