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

King's Medical Careers Day

Friday 3 November 2017 at King's College London, Guy's Campus

This is an annual careers fair day hosted by King's College. Several Royal colleges and other organisations offering postgraduate training will be represented at the fair. It is an excellent opportunity for medical students, particularly those in their fourth year, to get a better understanding of different training pathways available. Various worshops and talks will be run throughout the day.

Newcastle Paediatric Careers Evening

Wednesday 15 November 2017 at Newcastle University Medical School, David Shaw Lecture Theatre

This event will be aimed at specialty trainees, foundation doctors and medical students interested in paediatrics as a career. There will be 4 speakers from various specialties speaking at the event including consultants and a ST8 final year trainee. There will be information on General paediatrics, SPIN, GRID, application process and curriculum.

If you would like to attend, please contact

Manchester Medical Careers Fair

Wednesday 22 November 2017 at University of Manchester, Whitworth Hall

The medical careers fair is the perfect opportunity for medical students to explore their medical career options. Various specialties will be represented by their respective doctors to allow medical students the chance to discover more details about different specialties and their respective training pathway. A variety of workshops will run throughout the event in lecture theatres and representatives from various deaneries will be available to discuss placement options.


Past Career Events

Liverpool Paediatric Society Specialities Elective and Intercalation Evening

Monday 16 October 2017 at Liverpool Guild of Students, Liverpool

Please join Liverpool Paediatric Society for an evening event in collaboartion with GP soc, SNOGS and LivPsych. Medical students are welcome to attend and clarify any queries related to paediatric career pathway.

Paediatric Careers Fair for West Midlands Foundation Trainees

Thursday 19 October at Birmingham Children's Hospital

The West Midland Deanery are hosting the annual Careers fairs. This is an evening event that expects mainly foundations doctors, however medical students are welcome to attend.

BMJ Careers Fair

20-21 October 2017 at Business Design Centre, London

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


Careers events mailing list

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