Careers fairs

The College is represented at careers events across the country, throughout the year.

RCPCH at a careers fairThese events are a great opportunity to meet the Careers and Recruitment Team, who can help you with all matters relating to career opportunities in paediatrics open to you, from how the application process works and the trainin pathway, to getting advice from current trainees and consultants about what it's like to work in the specialty.

Throughout the year RCPCH staff, paediatric consultants and trainees attend fairs throughout the UK. If you are hosting an event and would like us to attend please contact us at

Please see below a list of events that the team have attended over the past few months along with some that they will be attending over the coming months. Please check this page regularly for further details and new additions.

We hope to see you soon!

Upcoming careers events

BMJ Careers Fair 2016

Friday 21 & Saturday 22 October 2016 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London

Whatever your grade or specialty, this event always has a lot to offer. As well as covering CV writing, interview skills, career progression and planning, as well as a whole host of other related topics, delegates can also visit exhibition stands to receive specific careers advice and identify new career pathways.


Recently attended careers events

Barts and The London SMD Careers Fair

Tuesday 12 April 2016

An annual careers fair, held in the evening at the Whitechapel Campus. This is always a well-attended and popular event at the school and is organised for the students by the students.

South West Undergraduate Paediatric Conference

Saturday 27 February 2016 at The Postgraduate Centre, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth

Plymouth PUPS hosted this year's event; the second of it's kind on the South coast. A variety of excellent speakers took part in a keenly attended day. This year's conference theme was paediatric emergency medicine and trauma. Next year's event is already being prepared; check the link to their facebook page above for further information.

InspireMEdicine Careers Fair 2016

Saturday 23 January 2016 at University College London

A national event designed to celebrate all that medicine has to offer through world-class speakers, interactive workshops and thought-provoking discussion. Also an opportunity for students to examine a huge variety of medical specialities in more depth, allowing them to discover more about the profession and its countless opportunities.

RSM Specialty Careers Fair

Friday 13 November 2015 at The Royal Society of Medicine

A complete look at all your possible career paths in medicine, with over 50 specialty stands to visit, Royal College representatives and lectures giving an insight into key specialties, aiming to provide all the information you might need to help you choose your specialty and learn more about what it entails.

Yorkshire School of Paediatrics Annual Meeting

Thursday 12 November 2015 at the Novotel Hotel Sheffield

The 6th Yorkshire and Humber School of Paediatrics Annual Meeting, including keynote speakers including the President of the RCPCH Professor Neena Modi and health policy analyst, writer, broadcaster and commentator Roy Lilley, along with ‘sub-speciality speed dating’ sessions workshops and stands, with the chance to meet and grill representatives from the various different paediatric sub-specialties.

BMJ Careers Fair

Friday 23 & Saturday 24 October 2015 at the Business Design Centre, Islington, London

This year the BMJ careers fair expanded to include more content than ever before. As well as their popular career-focused seminars, from CV writing, interview skills and career planning to exploring alternative career pathways, they also ran an expanded programme drawn from the very best that BMJ has to offer, providing a programme aiming to have something for every career stage.

Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex Showcase

Saturday 17 October 2015 at the Charing Cross Hotel, London

The HEKSS Showcase 2015 provided a chance to see first-hand the excellent training opportunities, initiatives and support offered in their region through the eyes of some of the leading consultants and trainee doctors currently working there.

Scottish Medical Training Careers Fair

Saturday 12 September 2015 at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre Glasgow.

The Recruitment Team headed up to Scotland to host a stand at the SMT Careers Fair. The event is run by NHS Education for Scotland (NES) and Scottish Medical Training (SMT); this is the Careers Fair for those wanting to know about medical training in Scotland.

RCPCH careers events

If you would like to be added to our careers events mailing list please email the Careers and Recruitment team on with the following information:

  • Name
  • Medical school / foundation school
  • Specialty level (if post-foundation)

Or alternatively...

Become a member of the RCPCH

If you are a medical student or foundation doctor, consider becoming an affliate member of RCPCH for priority booking to our events and information on careers fairs:

Apply for membership