Computer Science Careers Fair 2020

Friday 31st January 2020, 12pm – 2pm

Venue: Tech Hub, Ground & First Floor

Now in its 7th year, the Department of Computer Science, supported by the Edge Hill Careers, is putting on the 2020 dedicated Careers Fair for opportunities in the digital technology industry.

Careers Fair FAQs

What & who is the Computing Careers Fair for?

The Fair is for students of ALL year groups to help you find career, placement and other work experience opportunities.It is vitally important that as well as achieving a good degree, that students also make use of their time at university to gain relevant work experience.

The companies attending the Fair are here to advertise and offer vacancies to you; their organisations need graduates, placement students and interns to work in their business and so are looking for you to attend and speak to them on the day!

The companies attending will be offering 3rd / final year students graduate jobs or summer internships; for second years there will be sandwich placements or summer internships; and for first years there will be summer internships. There will also be part time work/Volunteering available from particular companies and opportunities for further study or training. Look through the information further down the page to find out who is offering what!

How should I approach an employer & what should I say?

Employers are coming to the Fair because they are looking for students and graduates to come and work in their business so they need you to approach them and talk to them.

A Careers Fair is an informal setting where you can talk to employers about your career objectives and in turn they can tell you about their company and the types of vacancies they are offering.

The best way to start the conversation is to introduce yourself, say which degree path you’re studying and the year you’re in, and then simply ask the employer what their company does and what they’re looking for. It’s as simple as that, and remember, the employer wants you to go and speak to them!

Good opening questions to ask an employer: Can you tell me a bit about your company? What types of vacancies are you recruiting for? What subjects do you take students / graduates from? How would I apply to work for your company & what’s the application process? What skills are you looking for from students / graduates?

How should I prepare for the Careers Fair?

The best way to prepare is to have a look around this page. Read which employers are attending, what types of vacancies they offer and where they’re based; use the map below! You can then make a list of the companies you want to go and talk to.

Its also a good idea to take some print outs of your CV to give to the employers. Employers like this as it gives them the chance to remember who they’ve spoken to and they can then contact you about interviews / applications after the Fair. You can speak to the Careers, the Computer Science Department’s Employability Staff, or one of your Tutors to help polish up your CV!

Who can help me with my CV?

Ahead of the Fair, you should visit the Careers for help with your CV. Book an appointment with a Careers Advisor through Career Hub

 

What are you looking for? Find out which companies you should go and see!

Pick which career path you’re interested in, see which companies are offering roles in that area and find out what type of vacancies they offer (e.g. Graduate jobs, Sandwich Placements, Summer Internships or Part time vacancies). The confirmed exhibitor list, with details on all the attending companies, will be shared via Blackboard  announcements and notice boards around the Tech Hub. 

List of exhibitors who previously attended the Fair:

External organisations:

Ao.com

Location: Bolton
Offering: Graduate jobs
With technology roles in: Testing | Web Development | Software
https://ao.com/

Barclays

Location: Knutsford
Offering: Graduate | Summer placements
With technology roles in: Forensics/Security | Testing | Web Development | Software | Application Development | Networking | Project Management | Gaming | Database Development | Consultancy | IT Support | Business Analytics/Big Data | Administration | Sales and Business Development | Teaching
http://joinus.barclays

BEC Systems Integration Ltd

Location: Blackburn
Offering: Graduate/12 month Placements With Technology roles in Software | Application Development | Database Development | IT Support
http://becsi.co.uk

Boohoo.com

Location: Manchester
Offering: 12 month sandwich placements
With roles in: Testing | Web Development | Software | Project Management | IT Support https://careers.boohoo.com/

Citizens Advice – Lancashire

Location: Chorley, Lancashire
Offering: Voluntary/Work Experience
With technology roles in: IT Support
http://citizensadvicelancashirewest.org.uk

Cleversteam

Location: Liverpool
Offering: Graduate jobs/12 month sandwich placements
With technology roles in: Web Development | Software | Application Development
www.cleversteam.com

Code Club

Location: Ormskirk
Offering: Voluntary Work Experience
http://www.codeclub.org.uk

Dover Fueling Solutions

Location: Skelmersdale/
Offering: Graduate jobs/12 month sandwich placements
With technology roles in:Web Development | Software | Application Development | Gaming | IT Support | Teaching
https://www.doverfuelingsolutions.com/

Edge Hill – Post Grad PGCE Teaching Opportunities

Location: Edge Hill University
Offering: Graduate jobs
With technology roles in: Testing | Web Development | Software | Project Management | IT Support | Business Analytics/Big Data | Administration
http://www.edgehill.ac.uk

Elite Tele.com

Location: Chorley
Offering: Graduate | 12 month sandwich placements
With technology roles in: Networking |IT Support |  Sales and Business Development
http://www.elitetele.com

EY Riverview

Location: Bromborough, Wirral
Offering: Graduate/12 month Placements
With technology roles in: Software/IT Support
http://riverviewlaw.com/

FDM Group

Location: Various Locations
Offering: Graduate | 12 month sandwich placements | Summer placements
With technology roles in: Testing | Web Development | Software | Application Development | Project Management | Database Development | Consultancy | IT Support | Business Analytics/Big Data
http://www.fdmgroup.com/

General Electric

Location: Various Locations
Offering: Placement opportunities
With technology roles in: Forensics/Security, Testing, Web Development, Software, Application Development, Networking, Project Management, Gaming, Database Development, IT Support and Business Analytics and Big Data
http://www.ge.com/uk/

IT Mersey

Location: Merseyside
Offering: Volunteering Opportunities
With technology roles in: IT Support | Teaching | Other
http://www.includeitmersey.org.uk

JD Sports

Location: Bury
Offering: Graduate jobs
With technology roles in: Web Development | Software | Application Development | Database Development
http://www.jdplc.com

MDS

Location: Warrington
Offering: Graduate
With technology roles in: Testing | Software | Application Development | Project Management | IT Support | Sales and Business Development
http://www.mdscem.com/

Milexa

Location: Liverpool
Offering:  Summer placements
With technology roles in: Web Development/Sales & Business Development
http://careers.milexa.com/

Money Supermarket

Location: Manchester
Offering: Graduate
With technology roles in: Testing | Web Development | Software | Application Development http://corporate.moneysupermarket.com/careers/careers-overview

Nublue

Location: Lancaster
Offering: Graduate
With technology roles in: Web Development | Project Management | Networking
https://www.nublue.co.uk/careers/

Pilkington NSG

Location: Ormskirk
Offering: 12 month Sandwich Placements/Summer Opportunities
With technology roles in: Web Development | Software | Application Development | Project Management | Database Development | IT Support
http://www.pilkington.com

QVC

Location: Knowsley
Offering: Graduate jobs
With technology roles in: Forensics/Security | Testing | Web Development | Software | Application Development | Database Development | IT Support
http://qvcuk.com

ROQ

Location:Chorley
Offering: Graduate | 12 month sandwich placements
With technology roles in: Testing | Software | Application Development | Gaming | Database Development | IT Support | Business Analytics/Big Data
http://roq.co.uk

Splunk

Location: Various locations
Offering: Graduate jobs/12 month placement
With technology roles in:  Graduate | 12 month sandwich placements | Summer placements https://www.splunk.com/

Tata Consultancy Services

Location: Liverpool
Offering: Graduate
With technology roles in: Web Development | Consultancy | IT Support | Other http://www.tcs.com

Top Desk

Location: Manchester
Offering: Graduate | 12 month sandwich placements
With technology roles in:  Web Development | Software | Project Management | Consultancy | IT Support | Sales and Business Development
https://careers.topdesk.com/uk/

UKFAST

Location: Manchester
Offering: Graduate
With technology roles in:  Forensics/Security | Testing | Web Development | Software | Application Development | Networking | Project Management | Database Development | Consultancy | IT Support | Business Analytics/Big Data | Administration | Sales and Business
http://ukfast.co.uk

We Are Nova

Location: Liverpool
Offering: Graduate | 12 month sandwich placements
With technology roles in: Web Development | Software | Application Development | Project Management | Database Development | Business Analytics/Big Data
http://www.wearenova.co.uk/

Internal, University stands:

Careers Service & Volunteering

Location: Ormskirk
Offering: Graduate jobs; Sandwich (industrial) placements; Summer internships; Part time vacancy
With roles in: All computing disciplines
About:The Careers aims to help students develop their employability, offering opportunities to learn, gain transferable skills and acquire relevant work experience.
www.edgehill.ac.uk/careers

Postgraduate study

Location: Ormskirk
Offering: Postgraduate study
With roles in: N/A
About: Our distinctive postgraduate courses in Computing allow you to specialise in cyber security, prepare for a career in information security and IT management, or join a broad-based MSc that is an ideal route to a number of careers in the IT industry. We also offer an MRes Computing for those who wish to develop the necessary skills and techniques to undertake advanced research in this area and an MBA (Information Technology) for those aspiring to management within an IT environment.
www.edgehill.ac.uk/computerscience/courses

Alumni

Stay up to date with the latest employability opportunities at the Computing Careers Facebook page.

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