Careers Events

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Every year, the Careers Centre provides a professional and extensive programme of career development workshops and on campus recruitment events. There really is something for everyone, whatever stage you are at.

For example, one of Headstart workshops could help you...

  • Gain an insight into potential career areas, whether that be teaching, business, public sector etc.
  • Get some top tips on getting into various jobs, usually from the recruiters themselves.
  • Practise psychometric assessment tests.
  • Learn to make your job applications stand out via skills workshops run by graduate recruiters.

As well as Headstart, there's the opportunity to speak to a selection of the 80+ employers who attend our high profile Careers and Placements Fair held on campus every October - see our Careers Fairs page for more information on these events.

Explore, Grow, Compete...

Each event is themed depending on the stage you are at in your career development:

  • Explore: sessions exploring various career options, often featuring panel speakers sharing expertise and experience of their area.
  • Grow: sessions to assist career development, employability and personal literacy skills.
  • Compete: sessions to gain specific information on employment and development opportunities.

Booking a place

Below you will find a summary of the next 50 events by theme - click on the title to view the full event description on My Jobs Online, where you'll also be able to view events further into the future. Please also take a moment to read our attendance policy. If you require any special arrangements to access our workshops or any of our services, please don't hesitate to contact us.

What's on

Event bookings open 14 days before an event is due to take place.

All events

Details of all upcoming events can be found at


Details of all upcoming events can be found at


Details of all upcoming events can be found at


  • PWC-Employability, Personal Brand

    This employability session looks at your personal brand and how you can best represent yourself, with particular focus on the link between your personal brand and employability and the [...] Read more »

  • Careers and Placement Fair

    For all years and disciplines, this is our largest recruitment event of the year. Graduate opportunities, placements, courses and volunteering all under one roof.Bring your CV to review in [...] Read more »

  • Fast Stream - Human Resources Profession, presentation

    The Civil Service has a 420,000-strong workforce, made up of people from diverse backgrounds and representing almost every skill and profession.The Human Resouces (HR) Profession makes a [...] Read more »

  • Prepare for the Law Careers Fair

    The Law Careers Fair on Wednesday 5 November (Palmer Building, 2pm-4pm) is a great opportunity to meet relevant firms, find out more about the opportunities on offer and gain information and [...] Read more »

  • Assessment Centre Exercise: Group task - led by Network Rail

    Do you know what employers are looking for in Group Exercise activities?  Think it's all about being the "leader"?  Think again!  If you want to dispel the myths and learn the truth, then [...] Read more »

  • Law Careers Fair

    Ever thought of a career in law?Come and explore your options with law firms, course providers and advisory services.If you are a law student:In talking to firms you can find out more about [...] Read more »

  • Teach First presentation

    The link between low family income and poor educational attainment is greater in the UK than in almost any other developed country. But it doesn’t have to be this way.  We are creating, [...] Read more »

  • Morrisons - graduate opportunities

    Morrisons investment in future leaders is both genuine and generous. If you’ve got the leadership skills, passion, integrity and drive to make things happen, then you could join our [...] Read more »

Details of all upcoming events can be found at

All employer events

Details of all upcoming events can be found at

Attendance - important information

We understand that other priorities, like assignment deadlines, may mean you can no longer make it to one of our events. All we ask is that you tell us by cancelling your booking using My Jobs Online - it only takes a moment to do. This enables us to get an accurate picture of how many students will be there which is important as speakers have often come a long way and given up a lot of their time to come to Reading. Failing to honour a commitment like a workshop booking unfortunately gives them the impression that Reading students as a whole are unprofessional and makes them less likely to target the University in future.

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