Engineering jobs fair at NEC

Major organisations including Ramboll, Babcock Marine & Technology and Royal Navy offering exciting career opportunities .

Many major engineering employers, taking a positive outlook on growth prospects, will be looking for their next generation of staff at the National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition (NECR), to be held at Birmingham’s NEC on 4th-5th April.

Ramboll, Babcock Marine & Technology, Network Rail, CH2M Hill, Aquaterra Energy, Safran Power, Royal Navy, Spinar and Cape are just some of the renowned names that are offering a wide range of exciting opportunities and roles suitable for professionals at all stages in their careers. Entrance is free for visitors and there is the opportunity to receive a discount on travel costs.

The exhibition brings together an impressive array of companies from across the industry, including those in the aeronautical, oil and gas, marine, structural and transport sectors.

Alongside the main exhibition, a series of professional clinics will be running, offering visitors expert help and tips including free CV consultation, an Interview Clinic and Career Advice Lounge as well as a Professional Development Hub supported by the Engineering Council and many leading industry institutions.

The Professional Development Hub is open to all visitors, giving them the chance to meet representatives from major engineering industry institutions and discover how they might help with continuous professional development*. It is a popular element during the exhibition and provides valuable advice on professional registration and personal career development. 

Additionally, the ever-popular Women in Engineering Forum will take place on Friday 4th April offering women the opportunity to speak, meet and discuss with their peers the benefits of working in the industry as well as the chance to network with potential employers. The forum will begin with presentations from two inspiring female engineers, followed by a networking lunch. 

For university students, the Engineering Challenge gives teams of students from universities 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 £500. Watching the teams in action is both educational and entertaining! To enter a team please email

John Hancock, Managing Director of Venture Marketing Group, which organises the National Engineering & Construction Recruitment Exhibition, commented: “The quality and range of companies exhibiting is exciting. With all these opportunities and the free advice available, for many engineers, both recent graduates and those with experience, this is a potentially life changing day.”  

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