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Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fair

Date: Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Time: 14.00 - 16.30

Venue: Great Hall, College Building, City, University of London main campus

Attendance fee: Exhibitor spots priced from £500+VAT.

Exhibitor list

The 2018 Banking, Finance and Consultancy Fair sponsored is to be confirmed. Current exhibitors include:

Capco, Duff and PhelpsFDM Group, ICAEWIHS Markit, Inside Careers, Office for National Statistics

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Terms and conditions apply to all bookings. Please see here.

Exhibitor packages

Cost Package Includes
Premium Fair Package: £650+VAT
  • Central stand space
  • Entry in the 2018 fair guide, A5 colour advert, your logo and company name on all advertising material (print and online)
  • The choice of one of: a single mail-shot to up to 5 courses or 2 weeks of digital advertising on our TV screens during term time (usually £200+VAT each)
  • Buffet lunch for all company attendees
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water throughout the day
  • Free Wi-fi and 1x13A power supply if needed
  • Welcome pack
Standard Fair Package: £500+VAT
  • Stand space
  • Entry in the 2018 fair guide
  • Buffet lunch for all company attendees
  • Tea, coffee and bottled water throughout the day
  • Free Wi-fi and 1x13A power supply if needed
  • Welcome pack

Fair breakout sessions

Whilst the fair is underway, there will be three breakout sessions taking place in the College Building.

If you would like to host an1-hour long sessions, please contact the Employer Engagement Team to discuss your participation.

14:30 - 15:30Developing commercial awareness
14:30 - 15:30How to succeed at Assessment Centres
14:30 - 15:30Top-tips to help land an internship, placement, or Graduate Role

Target audience

The fair will be aimed at all our undergraduate students who are thinking of pursuing a career in the Banking, Finance, Accountancy and Consultancy sectors and it will also be open to postgraduate students from Cass Business School, who are thinking of applying for graduate schemes. First year students are encouraged to attend so that they can research organisations and vacation opportunities. View further information about the range of courses at City and their academic content. The 2017 Banking, Finance and Consultancy Fair saw over 850 students attend, we anticipate the 2018 will exceed this number.

Aim of the event

Our aim is to help both our students and recruiting companies and organisations by giving them the opportunity to meet and discuss recruitment plans and practices. We hope the event will be a chance for you to share with prospective applicants what you expect of them and how they can make the most of their applications to you.

Students would expect to meet with company representatives as well as human resources/recruitment staff who are well informed about the organisation and able to provide insight into the job tasks, company culture and career paths you offer.

How to prepare for this event

Based on feedback from previous fairs at City, students were impressed with exhibitors that:

  • Had a number of representatives from various divisions of the business at the fair
  • Had City alumni attending the event
  • Were prepared to answer questions on the application and interview process
  • Were enthusiastic and eager to engage with the student

Students were disappointed with exhibitors that:

  • Kept directing them to the company's website
  • Did not look willing to engage with them and answer their questions

Attendance and marketing

This is one of our largest recruitment fairs on campus, and is early in our Autumn Term, when interest from students is at its height. Furthermore, we are running the fair on a Wednesday afternoon, when no lectures are being held at City (all lectures finish at 12/1pm) to ensure maximum attendance. The fair will be broadly advertised on our website and the staff hub, through email alerts to academic departments and students and via brochures and posters around campus.

This is an excellent opportunity for you to raise your profile on campus and generate high quality applications across all disciplines at the very start of the recruitment season, ensuring that final and pre-final year students are aware of you and your graduate vacancies and work experience opportunities.

Previous Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fairs

Our 2017 fair was sponsored by ICAEW.

Our 2017 exhibitors included: Bank of England, Barclays, BDO LLP, Blackwell Global Investments, Bloomberg, Capco, CIMA - Chartered Institute of Management Accountants,CIPFA, Dealogic, Deloitte, Duff & Phelps, EY, FDM, Financial Conduct Authority, HW Fisher & Company, IHS Markit, Inside Careers, Lane Clark LLP, Morgan Stanley, Mountbatten Institute, Office of National Statistics, PwC, SEO

Equality and diversity

If any of your exhibitors require accommodation for a disability please contact us in advance. If a disability prevents you from completing an online booking form please email us for alternative arrangements.