Key Facts

Career Fairs serve as a valuable resource to explore career options. Students can discover what is out there in the work world from one single location and explore different options and career paths.

Top Tips for Delivery

Make sure everyone is prepared – teachers, students and business volunteers should all know they how to get the best from the event.

Case Study

Both visitors and exhibitors make a lasting impression on each otherEmma Bartley, The Times

I can’t think of any other place where students have access to so much science in one hall. This is the best place to bring students to find avenues for jobsTeacher

The Big Bang UK Young Scientists & Engineers Fair is the largest celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths for young people in the UK and takes place annually in March. Regional events are also held. Led by EngineeringUK, it is delivered by over 200 organisations from the public, private and voluntary sectors to give a flavour of the real scale and diversity of engineering and science in the UK.

For more information see: Big Bang NearBig Bang Near Me Fairs and Tomorrow's Engineers has a number of inspiring case studies, resources for teachers and students, quizzes, route maps, useful websites and other material.

The important thing for employers is to show what skills shortages exist in their industries, and provide them with the opportunity to find their apprentices right here.Theo Paphitis, Patron, The Skills Show

The Skills Show is the nation's biggest careers event bringing together business, government and education, representing a diverse range of sectors, from engineering and construction, business and IT, to hospitality and creative arts.

For more information see: World Skills UK

Link to Research
Mann, A. and Dawkins, J. (2014). Employer Engagement in Education: Literature Review. CfBT Education 

Funded providers

Careers & Enterprise Fund 2016 grant recipients
Mentoring Fund grant recipients