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Targeted Careers Weeks

New for 2022 we have curated a calendar of sector specific recruitment activity for our Michaelmas & Epiphany terms. Adopting a hybrid approach, each targeted careers week will include a mix of in-person & virtual events, providing plenty of opportunity to connect with high calibre students looking for employment & work experience in your sector.

If you would like to host your own recruitment event separate to the careers week campaign, please take a look at Recruitment Events.

Please read Durham University's Careers Events Terms and Conditions before reaching out to hold an event with us.

Winter - Spring 2023

Bookings are open for our Epiphany 2023 Careers Weeks, including Public Sector; Sustainability; Think Big, Choose Small - SME; and Charities & Third Sector. If you would like to take part, click the corresponding image and complete the appropriate booking forms.

Public Sector: 16th - 20th January 2023

The Targeted Careers Week for the Public Sector features many events to highlight the strengths of such an influential field.
Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament at night, partially obscured by lines of colour from the speed of a double decker bus.

Sustainability: 30th January - 3rd February 2023

Our Sustainability Targeted Careers Week showcases the many ways our futures are enhanced by the work of this sector.
A series of wind turbines on land, growing smaller and smaller as they get further and further away.

SME: 13th -17th February 2023

Our SME Targeted Careers Week underlines the pivotal work we do year-round to showcase and support Small and Medium Business.
A meeting of people around a long desk, all with laptops out, facing someone giving a presentation.

Charities & Third Sector: 27th February - 3rd March 2023

Highlighting to our students the valuable work that goes on in the Third Sector and Development industries are what this Targeted Careers Week is about.
Someone's hands cupped together holding some coins and a scrap of paper which reads, 'Make a change'.

Law: 10th - 14th October 2022

Our Targeted Careers Week for Law allows us to show the very best of the law sector to our students.
A bronze statue of a blindfolded woman holding a set of scales.

Consulting, Banking & Finance: 17th - 21st October 2022

The Targeted Careers Week for Consulting, Banking, and Finance gives our students a glimpse into a multi-faceted industry.
Two laptops open on a desk in front of two people's hands and some unintelligible paperwork.

STEM: 31st October 2022 - 4th November 2022

Our STEM Targeted Careers Week provides extensive coverage for these many and diverse fields.
A close-up of a blue scientific machine used to pick up test tube samples.

FMCG & Retail: 14th - 18th November 2022

FMCG & Retail are ever-expanding sectors and our Targeted Careers Week aims to highlight the variety within them.
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Event Types Glossary:

Please note each careers week will include a selection of the below event types.  

Recruiter Showcase - Multiple employers showcasing their organisations in a smaller fair-style event. 

STEM Fair - In person event aimed at science faulty students featuring a number of recruiters within the STEM industries. Chargeable event. 

Employer Panel – 4/5 employers discussing recruitment within their organisation or an industry related topic. 

Employer Presentations (virtual & in-person) – Single employer presentation covering opportunities, recruitment process & major attributes required in applicants. 

Employer-led Skills Sessions – A chance to highlight the skills required in your application process & enhancecore competencies of your future workforce.

Online Drop-in - An opportunity to chat with students on a 1:1 or small group basis via an online platform. This could either be run with students dropping in at any time over a couple of hours or as specified bookable timeslots.  

Promotional Events – On campus events aimed at increasing your brand awareness amongst students. Events include café pop ups, giveaways and interactive games, temporary structures and vehicle displays. Please note there will be Promotional Event Fees incurred for these events.  

Recruiter in Residence – Based in Durham’s Careers Centre, this is a chance for employers to meet with smaller groups of students in-person. 

Digital Content – Industry information saved on student facing webpages which will support the recruitment events above. Content will include recent graduate insights, ‘day in the life’ interviews, top tips, event recordings & more in a mixed media format. 

Diversity Event - An event hosted by your organisation which has a strong diversity focus.