Day 2 Of The Fair Today

Although the PhD and Researcher Career Zone is over, there’s still one more day of the Graduate Fair to talk to employers, whether you’re a Masters postgrad, a PhD researcher or an undergrad.

It runs from 10.30-4.00pm, and there’s a free shuttle bus from Piccadilly Station (Fairfield Street, by the taxi rank) if you’re travelling to Manchester by train, or are on our North campus. There will also be a bank of careers advisers available at the fair (no PhD zone today, but I’ll be there, speaking to anyone, at any level, from any discipline).

If anyone didn’t get chance to talk to the Civil Service Fast Stream, Invitrogen or AREVA T&D in the PhD Zone yesterday, they’re here again as part of the main fair. Again, we’ve got more than 70 exhibitors (most of whom were not here yesterday), including:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch, ASDA, Arriva, Bunzl, Cargill, Frontier, Greater Manchester Police & Merseyside Police (so we don’t expect much trouble at this fair – unless the Manchester/Liverpool rivalry kicks off…), National Offender Management Service (given the last two exibitors listed, insert your own witty comment here – or tweet me!) – all of whom (and more) are looking for any degree discipline, so those who wanted to see more non-science exhibitors yesterday, here’s your chance.
  • Brocade Communications, Schlumberger and Vestas are some of those who specifically mention that they’re looking for Masters postgrads (all the others will, I’m sure, be very happy to consider Masters postgrads for all their general vacancies).
  • Costain, Lonza Biologics, Parsons Brinckerhoff, DSTL, Environmental Resources Management are some of the exhibitors specifically looking for science, engineering or IT backgrounds

So, something for everyone, and if you need any more encouragement, here’s a good reason to talk very, very nicely to the Invitrogen exhibitor – use your newly honed negotiation skills to get your hands on your very own fluffy cell to love and cherish.