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Banking, Finance & Consultancy Fair

Date: 27th September 2017

Time: 14.00 - 16.30

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

Confirmed exhibitors for this fair include:

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

Attendance fee: Starting at £550+VAT, with a discount for organisations that book before 31st May 2017. You can also choose to be a fair sponsor to gain extra exposure and generate more interest in your opportunities. Please see the Booking Form for complete pricing information. Please note that the 21st August 2017 was the official booking deadline for the Banking, Finance and Consultancy Fair for your company to feature in the fair guide. We have very limited spaces available - please contact the Employer Engagement team and we will inform you about the availability and cost of engaging in this event for your company.

Exhibitor list

The 2017 Banking, Finance and Consultancy Fair sponsored by ICAEW.

Complete the booking form.

Exhibitor packages

Cost Package Includes
Platinum sponsor ICAEW.
  • Central stand space in a priority location
  • Welcome editorial from the sponsor on the first page of the fair guide of  which approximately 1000+ copies will be distributed to all City/Cass students
  • Entry in the 2017 fair guide, A5 colour advert, your logo and company name on all advertising material (print and online)
  • The opportunity to deliver a one-hour fair preparation session two days before the fair (Monday 25th Spetember)
  • A single mail-shot for a maximum of 8 courses after the fair which can include recruitment opportunities
  • 4 weeks of digital advertising on our TV screens during term time (autumn or spring term)
  • 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
  • A dedicated slot during the fair to deliver a breakout workshop or activity on the day, on a key topic for your business
  • Golden Ticket opportunity to have lunch with a student
Fair Package & Advert: £750+VAT
  • Stand space
  • Entry in the 2017 fair guide
  • A5 colour advert
  • 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 Package: £550+VAT
  • Stand space
  • Entry in the 2017 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.

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

14:15 - 15:15Developing commercial awareness by ICAEW
15:15 - 16:15How to succeed at Assessment Centres by PwC
14:15 - 15:15Top-tips to help land an internship, placement, or Graduate Role by CIMA

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.

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 2016 fair was sponsored by Bloomberg.

Our 2016 exhibitors included: ACCA, Aon, AXA, BDO LLP, Capco, CIMA, CIPFA, Deloitte, Duff & Phelps, EY, FDM Group, Financial Conduct Authority, Grad DNA,, HSBC, ICAEW, Inside Careers, Kobre & Kim, Management Solutions, , Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Moore Stephens, Mountbatten Institute, PwC UK LLP, Rate My Placement, Santander, SEO London, Sky, USA Summer Camp, We are amberjack

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.