*****   Now open to book onto *****

The BU Student & Graduate Jobs Fair - Online Edition

A “Free & Flexible” Recruitment Event

Wednesday 13th & Thursday 14th October 2021

but your information is promoted to students from when you confirm your place and for a month after the event, and your exact level of commitment is set by you.

Practicalities explained further down this page.  60 organisations already confirmed.


Now open to book onto:
Click here for the online Booking Form
Please view the Terms & Conditions and information below before completing a form.
Bookings close 06 October.
Please check with your other departments before booking to coordinate/maximise your participation.


Ask questions or register interest if you are not in a position to book yet:
Robert Coldwell & Sara Orford, Graduate & Student Employer Liaison Team
| 01202 961 660 | 07714 775 186
Bournemouth University Careers & Employability Service


Types of opportunities to promote:

  • All sectors, apart from those more suited to our online 'Nursing, Health & Social Sciences Jobs Fair' 24th November 2021
  • Paid opportunities:
    >> Full-time roles to be taken up on completion of studies (or immediately if already graduated).
    >> Placements (15 weeks, or 30+ week 'Sandwich years' (between the second and final year of study)).
    >> Part-time and Seasonal roles (course related or not, as the Part-Time Jobs Fair is now integrated into this one event).
    >> Internships.
    >> Remote working.
  • Volunteering; strictly for UK based non-profit organisations only.
  • Teaching Courses; the annual ‘Get Into Teaching Fair’ is now integrated into this event for the promotion of postgraduate courses.


Recent exhibitors include:
BMW, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, HMRC, Intel, RateMyPlacement, NHS, Take-Two Interactive Software Europe, WPP, Xerox
+ a large range of small-medium sized companies from Dorset, London and beyond.


Sectors usually represented:
Business & Finance, Engineering & Product Design, IT (including Data and Cyber), HR, Advertising, Marketing & Media (including Film and Animation), Sciences (including Forensic and Life Sciences), Psychology and Sociology, Law and many more.


BU Undergraduate and Postgraduate course portfolio for context:
BU Business School | Science & Technology | Health & Social Science | Media & Communication

How the Online Student & Graduate Jobs Fair works:

  • The event is being hosted on our MyCareerHub Careers Platform, as all BU students (c17,000) have automatic access, as do graduates for up to three years after completing their course.
  • There is no platform for you to log onto before or during the event; your contact with students is via your own preferred methods, allowing us to keep the fair “free and flexible”.
  • The booking form collects all the information we need from you to confirm your participation and to transfer your details to the student facing pages.
  • The booking form includes a step-by-step guide and examples to assist you.
  • From when we confirm your booking the students can see your company name, jobs titles being promoted, workplace location, and times of availability/webinars.
  • From Monday 11th October students will be able to click through to your individual information page that will contain all the application links, contact details, and other information and images you provided.
  • Communication methods are your own, and can be a combination of phone, email, Zoom/MS Teams, webinars/drop-ins/1:1 appointments, and expression of interest forms.
    Simply use the Fair as an 'Exhibition of Opportunities' and offer an hour or two via a hotline or email address for questions, or lock communications to 1:1 Zoom Interviews the following week only if CVs/tasks/portfolios are of interest. As you prefer.
  • Students are keen to register interest with you via online forms, but please make GDPR/use of data clear, and the forms should be for the purpose of sharing employment opportunities only.
  • You dictate how long these line of communications are open for, for example strictly 11:00 – 15:00 on one day of the Fair, or for weeks afterwards from 9-5. We can easily remove your details once you have reached enough candidates.
  • Webinars do not have to be on the days of the Jobs Fair.  We are suggesting 30 minute slots between 1pm and 2pm, 13th - 21st October, but they could be any time beyond that.  
  • Procedures will be clear as you complete the booking form, but please do call or email Robert or Sara if you need to clarify any points either now or later:
    recruit@bournemouth.ac.uk |
    01202 961 660 | 07714 775 186


A scaled down version of what the students see

On the days of the Fair, and for a month afterwards if you wish, students will see something like this [but much more attractive!] for each employer....

Organisation: IT Company ABC

[images/logos/link to video etc]

Thursday October 14th 14:00 -15:00
Please book your place now via this link to meet a few members of our team, hear about the jobs and workplace culture, gain application advice, and ask any questions (live or in the chat function) 

Roles: Software Engineer - Cyber Security.

Vacancies: 5

Wage: £25,000 - £30,000 depending on experience.

Location: London, but remote working is an option.

Open to: Final year students proficient in these programmes: x,y and z.

How to apply: Application forms are available online via: example.co.uk

Deadline: Midnight 30/10/2021.

How to contact us this week:
We’d love to hear from you to help you on your career journey and offer tips for applying and common mistakes to avoid.

  • 1)  Please register now to join our webinar on the 14th at 1pm, via this link:

  • 2)  Alternatively, please email us at example@example, to ask us any questions.
    If you include your CV and/or LinkedIn profile we are happy to arrange 1:1 Zoom/MS Teams appointments with a select few of you.

  • 3)  Register your interest in upcoming roles across IT, HR and Marketing, via this online form:

More about us and the opportunities:
We employ several BU students every year and would love for you to join us.
We have been in operation for 15 years, and we like to employ students who are confident in the IT systems listed above but just as importantly you should be......


You can also include:

  • Video links (not files); corporate or informal ones created on an phone/tablet specifically for this event.
  • Career blog links.
  • Quotes from an BU Alumni or other new or established staff.
  • Logos or images from your website.
  • Photographs of the working environment.
  • Sustainability or inclusivity impact statements/awards.


Feedback on our previous online Jobs Fairs, organised in the same manner:

1) 'The process to sign up for this event was simple and easy and was wonderfully supported.'

2) 'Successful interviews held on the day, with others pending. All student correspondence was very professional.’

3) 'I thought the organisation for the Job Fair was amazing, we were one of the later companies to join I think as we only enrolled last Thursday, however everything ran smoothly.’

4) ‘I think it is a credit to yourself and your support team it ran the way it did, from our side, to be able to enquire about possible candidates, attend a Job Fair and come away with applicants all within one week is incredible.’

5) ‘I fully appreciate it is best to attend a Jobs Fair in person, however this came a very close second for me. I don’t believe we missed out on any potential candidates and my belief is that we can give students more dedicated time this way than we could in a traditional fair, as sometimes if you have multiple people interested you can find you rush things to get through everyone.'


Robert Coldwell & Sara Orford
Graduate & Student Employer Liaison Team
recruit@bournemouth.ac.uk | 01202 961 660 | 07714 775 186
Bournemouth University Careers & Employability Service