Introduction

The Careers Fair is a key recruitment event for students and graduates of both Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen.

Organised this year by Robert Gordon University this is your opportunity to network with graduate recruiters across a wide range of sectors to understand what talent they are looking for.

Whether you are a first year, a finalist or a recent graduate we encourage you to attend this annual event and connect with local, national and international businesses seeking not only to secure the best graduating talent but also to discuss their placements, vacation, part-time and voluntary work.

The next North of Scotland Universities Careers Fair will take place at Aberdeen Asset Management Suite, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen on Thursday 12 October 2017 at 10.30am - 3pm.

Businesses - get involved

The Robert Gordon University and University of Aberdeen are delighted to invite you to attend the North of Scotland Universities Careers Fair on Thursday 12 October 2017.

The joint event will take place in the Aberdeen Asset Management Suite, Pittodrie Stadium, Aberdeen between 10.30am and 3pm.  Attending the fair will offer you a fantastic opportunity to speak to a large number of students and graduates of a wide range of degree disciplines.

The cost of attending the fair remains at the same rate for the third year in a row - £540 (including VAT). This includes advanced publicity as well as lunch and refreshments for up to 3 people (additional lunch tickets can be ordered at the discounted rate of £15 per head).  We will also provide tables, tablecloths, chairs and electricity if required. Wireless internet access is also available for you at no extra cost. 

To book a stand at the fair please complete and return a signed copy of the attached booking form by post or email no later than Friday, 1 September 2017. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. 

Also available at an additional cost of £150 are 4 premium stands which include a hospitality box overlooking the football pitch.  The hospitality box can seat a maximum of 15 guests in a theatre set up or approximately 8 guests should you prefer a mini boardroom set up with table.  Each box has a TV screen which can be hooked up to laptops to allow a presentation to be played (HDMI connection), and power sockets are also available.  These boxes would be ideal if your company wished to hold a small recruitment presentation, screening interviews, etc.

Contact Niki Cruickshank for any questions about attending the fair:
Email: n.cruickshank@rgu.ac.uk
Tel: 01224 262117

Your Guide

Your guide to making the most of the fair

Graduate careers fairs are important events for you to network with graduate employers.  They provide you with the opportunity to learn more about their vacancies, how to apply and why you should work for them.

Prior to the Careers Fair we recommend that you: 

  1. Review the Attending Employers list
  2. Research companies/organisations you are interested in
  3. Prepare a copy of your CV.

Review the online CV training materials 

Refer to the Careers Handbook - CVs section 

Attend a drop in session to discuss your final draft


On the day :

  1. Dress appropriately for the event - First Impressions Count
  2. Research - Identify the location of the employers that you want to meet.
  3. Network - Find out information, get advice and build your contacts
  4. Sell Yourself - understand your skills and talk confidently about your degree, projects and relevant work experience.
  5. Update your CV - Provide a copy of your CV to the Employer.

Visit the Making the Most of Careers Fairs topic within the toolkit to help you prepare for the fair.

Attending Employers