Bright Network FESTIVAL

7th September

About the event

Join us for the tenth year of Bright Network FESTIVAL - the UK’s number one graduate careers event where we connect students and graduates with the UK’s leading employers. We provide our members with insights and opportunities for internship and graduate programmes during this year’s recruitment cycle, and employers with the opportunity to meet top students seeking employment.

Employers will be able to engage with over 2,500 talented undergraduates in this hybrid event, with the chance to meet and advise the next generation seeking a career in a variety of sectors.

Sign up to FESTIVAL this year to:
- Share your company’s expertise
- Raise brand awareness
- Pipeline top graduates into your opportunities
Bright Network Festival 2019 236
Where?

QEII, Broad Sanctuary, London SW1P 3EE (Hybrid)

What to expect

Advise and engage with 2,500+ undergraduates (online or in-person), increase awareness of your brand and hiring process, and pipeline top students for your graduate opportunities.

How to get involved

Email us for more information and to book your place.

Highlights from our last virtual Bright Network Festival in 2021

2,865
attendees
16%
black heritage
58%
female
69%
state educated
40%
first generation to attend university
14%
received free school meals

Partner tiers

  • Platinum
  • Gold
  • Silver
Platinum

Pre-event:

  • Broad scale brand raising within our network
  • Dedicated account manager to prepare you for the day

 

On the day:

  • Sector overview session
  • Seat on a panel discussion
  • Alumni speaker
  • Networking with attendees
  • Up to 10 delegates

 

Post-event:

  • Lead generation tracking
  • Data on all attendees
Gold

Pre-event:

  • Dedicated account manager to prepare you for the day

 

On the day:

  • Seat on a panel discussion
  • Networking with attendees
  • Up to 5 delegates

 

Post-event:

  • Data on all attendees
Silver

Pre-event:

  • Dedicated account manager to prepare you for the day

 

On the day:

  • Networking with attendees
  • Up to 5 delegates

 

Post-event:

  • Data on all attendees

Previous FESTIVAL partners

Frequently asked questions

Where does the event take place?

QEII.

Is this event virtual or in person?

This event is a hybrid event.

What is the event format?

Most of our events take place in the afternoon and typically run from 12:00pm - 5:30pm, kicking off with a keynote followed by skills and panel sessions. All of our events include networking opportunities between members and employer partners - a great opportunity to highlight your brand and encourage our bright members to apply for your roles.

How many people can we bring?

Depends on the package you select.

Should we bring members of our graduate recruitment team?

We advise for your most enthusiastic colleagues to come and network with our members as we’ve found these types of representatives connect best with students, leading to a higher ROI. Previous  feedback demonstrates that members highly valued a mix of Graduate Recruitment representatives, those on a graduate scheme and senior leaders within the organisation to network with. 

Who usually sits on the panel?

We typically suggest a senior member of the firm attends the panel session as this is a unique opportunity for members to hear insights from organisation leaders. Our Bright Network members are from diverse backgrounds so we encourage you to take this into consideration when deciding on your panellist.

How are attendees selected?

Every attendee must submit an application. Depending on the event, attendees are screened based on several factors like graduation year, degree subject, relevant experience and sometimes demographics - particularly for our diversity-focused events. All applicants are also required to submit a statement expressing why they are interested in attending the event.

Will we get the attendees data after the event?

Yes, all employers will receive the name, contact details, degree subject, university and predicted grade of all attendees.

Which other employers attend this event?

In previous years employers like ICAEW, Macquarie and P&G got involved.