It’s official, events can start back up from the beginning of October and this means the UK Careers Fair is back for 2020!
Whilst there will be a few restrictions and rules, it’s a huge step forward for the industry.
If you’re wondering what the event is and how you can prepare and get involved, we’re here to give you a helping hand.
What is the Careers Fair?
The UK’s largest recruitment fair is the ideal event for you if you’re an employer or job seeker.
The event is spread across 50 different locations in the UK and is held over a 50-day period.
A huge 7.3 million people attend every year, offering great scope if you’re business is looking for new employees, as well as being a great networking experience.
The jobs fair encourages an increase in employment across the country by providing a face to face and more relaxed start to the employment route.
Companies from all industries attend each year, both big and small.
What will be Different to Last Year’s Event?
There are a few changes and measures to consider when attending this year’s jobs fair.
To reflect the current government rules and regulations that are in place, all attendees and exhibitors are expected to social distance. This includes keeping the recommended 1-2 metre distance between other visitors, and also between exhibition booths.
The layout of the venue will be somewhat different from previous years, including a one-way system, in order to enforce these guidelines and make it as safe as possible.
Prebooking tickets will be mandatory, so the event organisers know how many people to expect, in order to prepare in the safest way possible.
Paper handouts won’t be available this year, and entrances to the venue will be staggered to reduce the large number of people in one place.
How Can You Prepare
How will job seekers be encouraged to your stand? Big, bright banners are how! Having all the right marketing materials will draw attention to yourself and help your company stand out.
Prepare a full list of vacancies, prior to the event. This will attract a wide range of people all looking to fulfil all your different positions.
If you’re looking for creative banners or even an ambitious exhibition team to man your stand, we offer a free design service and an event staffing service to help you on the day.
As paper handouts aren’t possible this year, make sure you get employers’ contact details so you can send them a virtual copy after the event.
Research the exhibitors before the big day to give you some background of who’s going to be there and what you’re potentially interested in.
This is your opportunity to speak to your possible future employer face to face, so think of questions you could ask to really gage your interest.
If you’re already attending this event, or are yet to book your placement, the team at 200m2 have a full range of stands and other event services to help you every step of the way. Contact us here.