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Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fair

Exclusively sponsored by Aviva

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.

The Banking, Finance and Consultancy Fair is now fully booked and we are adding organisations to a waiting list. To be added to the list, please email

Exhibitor list

The 2018 Banking, Finance and Consultancy Fair is sponsored by Aviva. Current exhibitors include:

- Aviva,
- BearingPoint,
- Bank of England 
- Barclays,
- Bloomberg,
- Capco,
- Collaborative Solutions,
- Compliancy Services Ltd
- Deloitte,
- Deutsche Bank,
- Duff and Phelps,
- EY, 
- Financial Conduct Authority,
- FDM Group,
- HFF,
- IHS Markit,
- Insight Recruitment Solutions Limited,
- Institute and Faculty of Actuaries,
- Inside Careers,
- Kreston Reeves,
- Lloyds Banking Group
- Mazars LLP,
- Management Solutions
- Moore Stephens
Mountbatten Program
- National Audit Office,
- Office for National Statistics,
- Santander,
- SEO London,
- XY.

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 four breakout sessions taking place in the College Building:

14:30 - 15:30Developing commercial awareness with Mazars
14:30 - 15:30How to succeed at Assessment Centres with FDM
14:30 - 15:30Top-tips to help land an internship, placement, or Graduate Role with Aviva
15:15 - 16:00 Actuaries - More than maths! with The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries
15:15 - 16:00Winning CV’s in Banking, Finance and Consultancy with City Careers

Target audience

The annual Banking, Finance and Consultancy fair is aimed at all current undergraduate students within Cass Business School who are thinking of pursuing a career in the Banking, Finance, Accountancy, Management, Marketing and Consultancy sectors. This includes current students, as well as penultimate year students seeking placements, final year students, and recent graduates seeking graduate opportunities.  First year students are encouraged to attend so that they can research organisations and vacation opportunities.  During the last hour, this fair is also open to University of London students and some external guests. Please note the target audience for this fair are the undergraduate students.

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.