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 OUGS, 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.

The events take place early in Michaelmas Term, and in 2017 we were delighted to welcome representatives from the following companies and industries:

  • Atkins
  • BP
  • Careers Service
  • Elsevier
  • Environment Agency
  • European Space Agency
  • FGPS
  • MACE
  • The Met Office
  • NERC Doctoral Training Programme in Environmental Science
  • Pangolin Mining
  • PESGB

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
CCS Solutions EcoVeritas Elsevier
Environment Agency ERC Equipoise European Space Agency
FGPS First Quantum Fugro
Getech Halcrow Horizon Nuclear
JLT Re MACE Met Office
Mott MacDonald Neftex OUMNH
Pangolin Mining   PESGB Schlumberger  
Shell   Teach First  Telespazio VEGA
Wiley    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Alumni Speakers from the 2015 Careers Fair

If you are interested in representing your company, or your role in a specific industry at next year's event, please contact Claire Grainger for further details.

We are particularly interested in representing niche roles, which might not be commonly promoted to geoscientists, for example environmental consultants in the retail sector, 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. Equally, alumni do not have to be well established in an industry in order to represent it: some of the most useful experiences are from those who have most recently joined a sector!

However you feel you can help, we'd be delighted to welcome you.