Kingston and St George’s host biggest radiography careers fair yet

Kingston University and St George’s, University of London’s third annual radiography careers fair proved to the be the biggest yet as more than 80 radiography students, 25 NHS Trusts and a host of other private organisations attended the job extravaganza.

Job fair was held in the beginning of March 2020

The event, which took place at St George’s, is one of the biggest radiography-related career events in the South of England and is organised by the Faculty of Health, Social Care and Education, run jointly by Kingston and St George’s.

The fair gives students the chance to meet prospective employers and find out what job and placement opportunities are available to them during, and after, their studies in an informal and relaxed setting.

Exhibitors at the event included NHS Trusts from across London and the South East of England, as well as private radiography agencies and companies in the area. This year was the first time employers from the fields of both therapeutic and diagnostic radiography were present at the fair.

Head of the School of Allied Health, Midwifery and Social Care at Kingston and St George’s Professor Iain Beith was pleased to be able to invite the largest number of employers ever to the fair and give students a variety of options. “It was amazing to see so many colleagues from practices across London and the Home Counties who can help facilitate the transition from studying to full-time work. I observed many positive conversations between students and employers and it’s great to start that process early on – before graduation,” he said.

Senior lecturer in diagnostic radiography at Kingston and St George’s Michael Dean was encouraged by the feedback received from both students and employers. “Our radiography careers fair has continued to expand over the years and is always a yearly highlight. It provided our students to consider future career pathways and, with the support of our partner organisations, we hope these initial conversations develop into future employment opportunities for our students,” he said. ​