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    A Reverse Careers Fair is being hosted by the University of Leeds and members of the West and North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce are invited to attend. If you’re unsure what a Reverse Careers Fair is, picture a Careers Fair without the students.

    Employers who are interested in working with the university, its students and faculties are invited to the event to explore how collaboration could work in practice. Topics under discussion will include:

    • Potential subsidies to employ student or graduate interns.
    • Understanding the Widening Participation (WP) cohort at the University of Leeds and how this could fit in with your social mobility agenda.
    • Developing meaningful employer-university relationships – beyond the careers fair.
    • How to engage with our Students Union and student societies.

    The Reverse Careers Fair will be held in Parkinson Court at the University of Leeds on Tuesday 11 June between 10.30 and 2.00pm. It’s free to attend and there’s a complimentary networking lunch.

    Employability and careers staff, academics and staff from the students union will be on the stands, poised to talk to you and answer any questions you may have about how your company and our students and faculties could work together.

    The Reverse Careers Fair has been very successful in previous years in building employer-university relationships, leading to some useful, mutually collaborative working arrangements.

    Last year, employers shared their recruitment ‘top tips’ with staff, who then passed that information onto students, resulting in higher quality applications to their organisations.

    Employers will be able to share what they’re looking for from students entering industry, talk to staff to identify areas for collaboration and find out more about opportunities to recruit students through internships, placements or graduate jobs. The aim is to help us help you.

    To book your place or to find out more, please email Glenys Hastings, Employer Engagement Manager, Careers Centre, University of Leeds on  g.r.hastings@leeds.ac.uk or call her on 0113 343 5309.