Offering students and graduates from all backgrounds, experience and education levels the opportunity to get real face time with employer representatives and create authentic connections with your dream company!
Direct 1:1 session and group sessions with your favourite companies
Access to an award-winning graduate recruitment platform
Meetings with your favourite
companies from the comfort of your home
Early access to 2022 graduate jobs, internships and work experiences
All costs covered for every student with their .ac.uk and .ie email address
Get employability skills and learn how to find a job as a graduate
Are you looking for an internship, placement or graduate job where you'll be given responsibility and have the opportunity to build your career? Then join us at our FREE virtual careers fairs this autumn to connect with an abundance of employers, all in one place. Students have already found more than 130,000 job opportunities on the network. What's more, 5,500 employers are using Handshake to proactively engage with students.
We have a wide variety of top employers on the network that will be available on the day for direct 1:1 sessions and group sessions. Learn about job openings, get career advice and chat directly with hiring managers and recruiters at this great online recruitment event. Instead of just being a number in the system, Handshake is aiming to bring human-to-human contact back to the graduate recruitment process.
This is your chance to build valuable employability skills, gain a great networking experience from the comfort of your own home and meet your next employer.
Handshake wants to ensure that every student has access to meaningful opportunities, no matter what university they attend. This is why the fair is available for every student across the UK and Ireland with a .ac.uk and .ie student email address.
Create your free account on Handshake here to join an award-winning
graduate recruitment platform and to get access to more than 5,500 employers. You will be able to register for the fair(s) you want to attend after you have created your account.
Choose one (or more) of the below fairs that fits best for you - The spaces for 1:1 and group sessions are limited, so book your session asap!
Wednesday, 15th September, 11am-3pm
Join the fair to meet leading employers and associations across Ireland and Northern Ireland. This fair connects you with Irish companies to start 1-1 conversations, build professional relationships and find your dream job. The fair is open to any sector or field.
Wednesday, 29th September, 11am-3pm
Use this unique opportunity to connect with fast-growing tech companies across the UK and Ireland. No matter if you are an engineer or a marketer passionate about working in tech, this fair is for you! Start direct conversations with your favourite tech companies and find the best role for you.
Wednesday, 6th October, 11am-3pm
If you are seeking to build your career paths in business related fields in the UK and Ireland, this fair is for you! Create connections, start conversations and get access to employment opportunities in the business sector at well-known companies.
If you are a student and can’t find a virtual fair suited to you, we still highly recommend signing up to Handshake to gain access to 5,500+ employers and their job opportunities.
"When I discovered how many hits my profile was getting on Handshake, I decided to do some more work, so I started engaging my career advisers..."
- Abimbola, University of Hertfordshire
“It is really easy to navigate and sort of work out how to use it. Other platforms aren’t quite so focused especially with the student to student side of things…”
- Hayley, University of West of England
“For us international students you know we are here in this country like a total stranger at the very beginning but I think many of us have this intention of getting either a part time job or a career plan so I think Handshake will be a very good platform for us to start knowing…”
- Jiaming, University of York