ACCA is running a series of virtual careers fairs around the world again this year (see timetable below). Attendees will be invited to visit employers’ virtual booths (effectively, dynamic web pages), see the jobs on offer, learn about the company and chat with them before applying for vacancies. Universities and learning providers will also be on hand to discuss and promote their courses.

Building on the success of the virtual careers fairs last year, 2021’s events will be hosted on a new platform that enables employers and attendees to speak face-to-face via video chat or voice calls, which will streamline the application process and give a more rewarding experience.

In addition, applicants will be able to upload CVs during the registration process so their individual profiles will be visible and searchable to employers prior to and during the live days.

Dates for your diary

The live events are for one day only, but the materials and resources will be available on demand afterwards.

Singapore – 9 March
Caribbean – 26 March
Pakistan – 16 June
Malaysia – July (exact date to be confirmed)
India – September (exact date to be confirmed)
Eurasian Union – September (exact date to be confirmed)
Middle East – 6 October
Central and Eastern Europe – week commencing 25 October
UK – November (exact date to be confirmed)
Canada – January 2022

There will also be events for members in China and across Africa. Look out for more information in the China and Africa editions of AB during the year.

Other features include an ACCA Careers advice area, showcasing CV and careers experts via live chats, and webinars and articles that cover CV writing, interview skills, job hunting in a changing landscape, career change and coping with redundancy.

Attendees can also watch live and recorded webinars with employability experts and see testimonials from local members.

We will announce details specific to your region closer to the event date. Look out for updates in AB in coming months.

Big numbers

In 2020 there were 12 virtual careers fairs around the world, with:

  • 48,489 careers fair registrations
  • 22,954 job applications
  • 3,625 jobs, posted by 429 employers

Number of jobs brought to the fairs: PwC, 178; EY, 175; BDO, 124; KPMG, 113; Deloitte, 60.

Other big-name employers included: Baker Tilly, Grant Thornton, Mazars, ShineWing, AMD, Baker Hughes, DHL, Shell, Roche, CIMB, Maybank, Standard Chartered, World Health Organisation, Dell, Citi, Arla, GSK, State Street, Nestlé and Unilever.