For a lot of us, lockdown may have given us time to think about our working life and perhaps brought you to the conclusion that a career is always preferable to a job. Maybe this is the opportunity you finally have at landing, not only the job you’d really like but a full-on career.

Looking for the right career can often be time-consuming and frustrating. The UK CAREERS FAIR will offer candidates from all backgrounds, experience and education level the opportunity to speak to an abundance of local employers, all in one place.

The UK Careers Fair provides the ultimate networking platform for both Candidates & Employers in 50+ locations throughout the UK. Often referred to as a Job Fair, Recruitment Event, or Careers Fair – at a set time and place, companies and career-seekers will meet and try to find out if they’ll match.

At any one of the UK Careers Fairs, there is always a wide variety of organisations exhibiting on the day alongside a wide variety of different roles to suit various skill, experience and educational backgrounds.

The events are open to anyone and everyone and completely free to attend.

The respected philosopher Alan Watts said that the best way to find what you should be doing with your life was to ask yourself this important question: “What would you do if money were no object?” What if you won the lottery and you could do whatever you wanted to do with your life? Sure, you’d want to relax for a while, but eventually you’re going to get bored. So what would you do to make yourself really, truly happy?

  • For instance, maybe you enjoy working with children, creating art, or building things.

Break your dream job down into its most basic components. Take whatever activity or job you discovered in the previous step and break it down into its most basic parts. If you were explaining the job to a 3-year-old, how would you describe it?

  • If that child asked you what was fun about it or how it made someone feel when they did it, what would you say? These basic components make up what you should be looking for in a career.

At the Careers Fair you’ll get…..


There will be a wide variety of different organisations attending, alongside a wide variety of roles being offered. Online applications can be very time consuming – by attending you get to skip this process and directly speak to the organisation! This gives you the chance to ask as many questions as you like and find out anything you want to know about the company you could potentially be starting a Career with.

The UK CAREERS FAIR is usually around 4 hours long and is a great place to meet and plan plan your future.

The Newport Careers Fair takes place on Friday 8th March 2024, at Rodney Parade from 10am-2pm. You can meet local and national employers face-to-face, and apply directly for hundreds of vacancies. The Newport Careers Fair is open to anyone and everyone – there is always such a wide variety of employers exhibiting, meaning that there are opportunities for individuals of all ages and all levels of experience.

Tickets for the Newport event can be found here – NEWPORT.

They move into the Grand Hotel in Swansea on Thursday 7th March from 10am. Tickets are free and you can get yours here – SWANSEA.

Companies such as Admiral Taverns, Alliance Parking, Care Mark, DRIVE, Dunbia, Job Centre Plus, New Directions Education, Prospero Teaching, Royal Navy, South Wales Police, Syft, Tarmac, The Open University, TLC Wales, TRP Research and Walsingham Support have all previously exhibited with The UK Careers Fair at an event in Swansea.

Finally, they get to the Principality Stadium in Cardiff on Westgate Street the following day, on Friday 23rd February 2024 at 10am. To get tickets for that event just go here – CARDIFF.

Companies such as Admiral Taverns, BBI Group Ltd, Business in Focus, Candour Talent, Celtic Ltd, Fairways, General Dynamics, Heineken, Monzo, Network Rail, Open University, Pride, South Wales Fire & Rescue, South Wales Police, Traveline Cymru, Utility Warehouse, Vauxhall and Welsh Government have all previously exhibited with The UK Careers Fair in Cardiff.