Geolsoc Geoscience Careers Fair

Careers Fair 2014

Employers from a range of geoscience companies have joined us since 2013 for our annual Careers Fair. Designed with the specific needs of our students in mind - and organised jointly with GeolSoc, the department's student society - the event is designed to highlight the wealth of geoscience roles available.

In the main, it is our alumni who return to Oxford to explain their current roles, which provides a great opportunity for students to network with potential colleagues of the future. We encourage students from first year undergraduate to final year postgraduate to attend, and we also advertise to our PostDoc community, all of whom are on short-term contracts and could well be looking to make a more permanent move into industry.

Our last event took place on Friday 21st October, at which we were delighted to welcome representatives from the following companies and industries:

  • BP
  • Carbon Capture & Storage Solutions
  • Careers Service
  • Elsevier
  • ERC Equipoise
  • Nuclear Industry
  • Shell
  • Space Systems

Alumni are welcome as job seekers as well as company/industry representatives.

Past Events

We are grateful to alumni from the following companies who have supported this event in the past:

Air Worldwide Atkins AWE Blacknest
BP Cairn Energy CGG Veritas
EcoVeritas Elsevier Environment Agency
ERC Equipoise First Quantum Fugro
Getech Halcrow JLT Re
Mott MacDonald Neftex OUMNH
Schlumberger Teach First Wiley










Alumni Speakers from the 2015 Careers Fair

If you are interested in bringing your company to the department, the event takes place every Michaelmas Term, in late October or early November.

We are particularly interested in representing niche areas of industry, which might not get much promotion, for example environmental consultants in the retail sector, or hydrogeologists in engineering companies, or geoscience roles in the third sector. Employers do not have to have a current vacancy to be eligible to attend - our students benefit greatly from talking to you and gaining more understanding about your industry.

Please contact Claire Grainger for further details.