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Industry institutions join companies at engineering recruitment exhibition

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ARM, BAE Systems, Boeing United Kingdom, Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, Cummins, GE Aircraft Engine Services, General Dynamics, Jacobs, Jaguar Land Rover, Knowledge Transfer Partnerships, Messier-Dowty, Network Rail and Sharp Laboratories will be among many employers recruiting at the National Engineering and Construction Recruitment Exhibition (NECR) at the NEC, Birmingham on 26 and 27 November 2010.

The list of employers recruiting at the event reflects the fact that several major sectors of the engineering industry continue to expand. They include aerospace, environment, energy and electronics.

The exhibition also offers services to help visitors to develop their careers and gain advice on their job search. Experts within the Careers Advice Lounge will offer personalised advice on all aspects of finding the perfect job and how to promote yourself to prospective employers, and one-to-one consultations at the CV Clinic will give top tips on perfecting a CV. In addition, free half-hour group sessions within the Interview Clinic will give visitors individual and practical advice on how to approach an interview and invaluable tips on how to demonstrate the qualities recruiters are looking for.

There are also a wide variety of free presentations throughout both days of the exhibition, offering careers advice and information on opportunities at the UK's leading engineering and construction companies.

New at the exhibition is the Engineering Council's Professional Development Hub. In this area visitors can meet representatives from more than ten professional institutions for advice on their professional development, and to discuss what membership of an institution involves. This is open to all visitors, from graduates to experienced skilled professionals.

The Women in Engineering Forum, supported by the UK Resource Centre for Women in SET (science, engineering and technology), will be taking place at the NECR on 26 November 2010. Offering women at all stages of their career the chance to share experiences, make new contacts, and hear about new vacancies, the Women in Engineering Forum provides a valuable networking opportunity.

For final-year university students, University Challenge gives teams across the country the chance to compete against each other to design, build and test their inventions in a challenging task to win a prize of £750. To enter a team please email [email protected] or call 020 8394 5206.

A full list of recruiters, further information on features and details on parking and travel subsidies for full-time students are available at

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