Employability events and competitions

What's on?

The Careers & Employability Service, in consultation with the various faculties, run a wide range of employer-led careers information and recruitment events to help you to interact with employers as part of your career journey. Find out more below and visit the link above to see our current and upcoming events. 

How will our events help you?

Our programme of events is aimed at providing you with a series of opportunities to work with employers so you can explore your options, plan your career journey, develop your employability skills, compete to succeed and transition into a confident professional.

We organise:

  • Employer networking evenings
  • Career fairs for placement and graduate positions, part-time work and summer opportunities
  • Employer mock interviews and mock assessment centres
  • Competitions such as FLUX and the Creative CV Competition
  • Employer skills sessions and drop-ins


Participating in the programme of events will help you to:

  • benefit from expert advice and tips on career planning and job search
  • establish links with and practice networking with employers in a supportive environment
  • explore your career options with various employers
  • gain insight into how they recruit into placements, internships and graduate jobs
  • work with employers and Careers & Employability staff to practice various parts of the recruitment process and gain valuable feedback on how you have competed against your peers so that you can improve your chances of success when it comes to the real thing.

Top tips from our graduates

Find out from University of Plymouth graduates why it's important to engage with employability events while at University.

'Get things on your CV that will differentiate you from everyone else. Things like FLUX will help you stand out in your applications'

Anthony Shapland, Mechanical Engineer, Babcock International Group (2015 graduate)

Meet the campus-wide Careers & Employability team