Over a thousand students attend successful jobs fair

The annual Recruitment Fair attracted over 40 top employers including Virgin Trains, IBM and Moog, demonstrating the value placed on the skills of Wolverhampton graduates.

The event enabled leading employers to promote their graduate jobs and placement opportunities to high calibre graduates and students.

A variety of private and public sector organisations attended the event advertising more than 500 vacancies, including positions with HMRC, Virgin Trains, Chiltern Railways, RSM Tenon, Mitchells and Butler and Marstons. The employers are expecting to fill all the vacancies over the next few weeks as a direct result of the jobs fair.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Geoff Layer said: “As a 21st Century university, Wolverhampton equips our graduates with the right skills to contribute to the knowledge economy and impress employers now and in the future. Our strong links with leading businesses and other organisations ensured a high turn-out from our students and graduates, who are ready to make a significant contribution to economic regeneration in this region and beyond.

“Our Careers and Employment Centre provides excellent advice to our students and recent graduates so they stand out from the crowd when applying for jobs, and we also have successful initiatives to support entrepreneurship.”

Students and graduates could also access advice from Careers Advisors on completing CVs and application forms and find out about postgraduate study at the event, which was sponsored by Randstad.

Other exhibitors at the Recruitment Fair at the Wolverhampton City Campus on Wednesday, 19 October 2011 included Randstad, Kier Moss, Capgemini, Hays, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and St Giles Hospice.

For information about the University’s Careers and Employment Services, visit www.wlv.ac.uk/careers

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