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Employers recognise and value the achievements of Durham University graduates and actively recruit at regular events and careers fairs.

The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre work with leading employers to offer Durham students a wide range of opportunities for interaction throughout the year. Students can attend employer presentations, career fairs, employability skills development sessions and other bespoke activity; giving them unique access to employers providing career insights, skills support and networking opportunities ultimately helping our students make informed choices about their careers. The Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre have links with businesses from multi-national corporations to local firms, and support student to find information about all aspects of student and graduate level work opportunities.

"At Norton Rose Fulbright we look for intelligent, ambitious, internationally-focused and commercially-minded individuals to join our business. Durham undergraduates and graduates possess these skills and qualities and we have recruited many in recent years as vacation students and trainee solicitors. Through our work with the Careers, Employability and Enterprise Centre we look forward to meeting many more high calibre candidates in the future."

"At PwC, we look for students from a range of backgrounds and disciplines. It’s not just about obtaining a good degree; the skills students develop throughout their time at university shape their employability. Students at Durham University have access to a wide range of opportunities to build their skills and experiences alongside their academic studies. This includes building and maintaining relationships with local and national employers, encouraging students to meet them through skills sessions, careers fairs, presentations and mock interviews. This relationship means Durham students very early on, understand what employers are looking for and how they can transfer skills obtained from extra curricular activities into the recruitment market which is invaluable in an increasingly competitive student."

“FDM has recruited a number of high calibre Durham graduates onto the FDM Graduate Programme. The graduates that we have recruited are hardworking and enthusiastic and are an excellent representation of FDM when working on our client sites. We look forward to getting involved with more fairs and workshops on campus and recruiting more Durham graduates in the future.”

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