October 18, 2023


No Travel Needed


Immediate Nursing Vacancies


CPD Accredited Seminars

The virtual Student & Newly Registered Nurse Careers Fair
supported by Nursing Standard

Launched in 2021, the virtual Student & NRN Careers Fair has been created to support student and newly registered nurses as they enter the healthcare job market.

As a student or newly registered nurse this virtual event supports you entering the healthcare job market. You will be able to meet the UK’s key nurse employers who will be interviewing ON THE DAY plus gain valuable CPD hours at the online seminars.

Simply register here for free entry before the event.

Here is how it will work:

  • Meet potential employers - use online chat by text, audio or video
  • Upload your CV in advance for potential interviews with NHS Trusts, private healthcare organisations, the armed forces, care homes and nursing agencies
  • Gain your CPD hours by attending the virtual seminars, available for 30 days after the event
  • Download your personal virtual goody bag of exhibitor information, which you can email to yourself at the end of the show

We look forward to welcoming you to our Student & NRN Careers Fair and enjoying this new event alongside you




Student and NRN Careers Fair

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Panel Discussion

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Clare Lomas

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Lisa Connell

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Mairead Ryan

Join a live panel discssion to hear from Newly Registered Nurses about their career journey so far and how they got their first nursing role and their preceptoship experiences.

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Preparing for your first nursing role

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Julie Watkins, Careers Coach, Royal College of Nursing

This seminar will aim to inspire you to start thinking about your first Nursing role.  We will offer top tips on being job ready, how to make your CV and job application stand out from the crowd, along with interview techniques to help you shine at interview. 

Julie will be online from 11am - 12pm and 3pm - 4pm to answer questions

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Working in research…does that still make me a nurse?

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Natalie Elliott, Research Assistant

Nurses have a significant part to play in research. However, transferring into research roles isn’t always easy. Join Natalie as she talks about how to secure a role within research and what you can do to enhance your career prospects. She will also talk about the differences between the Clinical Research Nurse and the Nurse Researcher role.  Transitioning from nurse to researcher can be complex and present professional and personal dilemmas, Natalie will explore these further and give you are real view of what it’s like to work in research.

Natalie will be online at 10am - 11am to answer questions

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A day in the life of a children's nurse

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Alex Dray, Staff Nurse

This presentation is about all thing’s children and young people’s nursing. It starts with a welcome slide, following on from this is a typical day in the life of a children’s nurse. After this a discussion on skills and qualifications. Which will lead into how to prepare yourself and your CV. The last 2 slides then explain some challenges and rewards that come with the job. Finally, a thank you slide with some useful pages to follow on social media. 

Alex will be online from 12pm - 1pm to answer your questions

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Life as a Learning Disability Nurse so far – Why I have one of the best jobs in the world

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Dan Branch, Band 6 Community Learning Disability Nurse, Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust Learning Disability Intensive Support

Having previously worked in the legal sector I was inspired by a family friend to make the change to working as a learning disability nurse. I was nervous about making the change but now genuinely think I have one of the best jobs in the world. Everyday presents fresh challenges dealing with people’s significant challenges but eventually having the pay off seeing improvements in people’s lives and their families’ lives.             

Daniel will be online from 1.30pm - 2.30pm to answer your questions                  

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Transitioning from a student nurse to a NRN

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Royal College of Nursing - Caitlin Willis

Cailtin will be online from 3pm to 3.30pm to answer questions.

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Accepting diverse minds not changing diverse minds - The journey of a neurodivergent nurse

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Chloe Jackson, NQN - Staff nurse in Theatres

Chloe will be online from 1pm - 2pm to answer questions

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What to expect going into General Practice Nursing as a Newly Registered Nurse

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Claire Blake (previously Carmichael), Registered nurse

o What does the nurse role involve? 

o What skills and qualifications do you need?

o How can you prepare yourself and your CV for this type of role?

o What are the most challenging and most rewarding elements of the role?

Clare will be online from 1pm to 2pm to answer your questions

Frequently Asked Questions

You can register by using the button on this page.
Yes, the entire event is absolutely free to attend.
Yes, you will be emailed a CPD certificate in your post-event email.
It works in much the same way as a face to face event, just from the comfort of your own home. If this is your first virtual Careers Fair and you are not quite sure what to do - no problem – on the run up to the event we will provide a ‘How To Guide’ which will take you through the process step-by-step and our Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please scroll down for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions. To attend this event and further your nursing career register now.
Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link before the event. This will have all the details of how to login. You will be able to login via a computer, tablet or mobile phone.
We advise checking you are able to login properly, the day before the event, via the device you are planning to use. If you are looking for a job, you should upload your CV beforehand.
You may be able to have an interview on the day so please ensure you have dressed smartly
You only need to enable video if you are planning to interact with exhibitors.
There will be someone on hand to help throughout the day via the event platform. Head to the information desk.
Yes, the event will be available for 30 days after the event.
There will be a link through the event site to join the seminar.
Yes, the speaker will be available at a set time during the day to answer any questions.
You can interact with them by clicking onto their booth.
Yes, many exhibitors will be conducting online interviews.
No, it is just a website you will have to access.