26 April 2018 10:00am - 4:00pm

Opportunity Meets Talent Convention

Southampton Football Club, St. Mary's Stadium, Britannia Road, Southampton, SO14 5FP


Is your business keen to attract new enthusiastic staff members? Are you a talented student looking to get your foot on the career ladder?

Opportunity Meets Talent will see the region’s top businesses, educators and HE/FE students coming together with the aim of matching talented students to real career opportunities.

Employers will be able to showcase their organisation and career opportunities directly to hundreds of talented students looking for real local employment opportunities. Educators will also be able to display their career strengthening provision.

Benefits for exhibiting businesses: 

•   Showcase your organisation to hundreds of local and talented students looking for real local employment opportunities;
•   Gain enquiries and prospect applications for your career opportunities and live and future vacancies;
•   Strengthen your position as a local employer and investor in people;
•   Share your insights into your industry to help students break into your sector;
•   Build upon your relationship with the region’s colleges and universities.

Exhibitor packages start from £500 +VAT* and sponsorship packages start from £1500 + VAT*. 

Employers, business and educations providers interested in exhibiting or partnering at this event, please complete the registration form below.

Students will also have the chance to seize opportunities for future employment by making a lasting impression and building relationships with regional businesses and employers. As well as hearing about live and future career opportunities and sharing their CV, students will also gain real industry knowledge in our "Insight Into" seminar programme and receive top tips on becoming work ready after graduation. Students can register via a seperate EventBrite page

Exhibiting employers already confirmed:

• ABP Southampton
• Brymor Construction Ltd
• Carnival UK
• Cobham plc
• Eastleigh College
• Hadland Care Group Ltd
• Hampshire County Council
• Lester Aldridge LLP
• Lidl
• Old Mutual Wealth
• Ordnance Survey
• Portsmouth College
• Red Funnel
• Royal Navy and Royal Marines Careers
• Southampton City College
• Southampton City Council
• Southampton Hoteliers Association
• Southampton Solent University
• Southdowns College
• Southern Co-op
• Womble Bond Dickinson UK LLP

Education providers:

Fareham College + The Solent Leadership Academy, Portsmouth College, South Downs College, Southampton City College, University of Portsmouth, University of Southampton, Winchester University.

This year, our exhibitors are covering sectors including: Construction, Housing, Defence, Technology, Local Authority, Government, Solicitors, Law, Retail, Finance, Transport and Freight, Hospitality, Child and Adult Care, Mapping and much more...

Who should attend:

Employers from the region who are interested in filling entry level, graduate, intership and degree apprenticeship opportunities. For more information on sponsoring this major new event or showcasing your job opportunities contact

Students that want to meet face-to-face with local employers recruiting for entry level, graduate, internship and degree apprenticeship opportunities. Please book your tickets here

 *Payable by credit or debit card at the time of booking.

Headline sponsors:

  • Opportunity Meets Talent Convention
  • Opportunity Meets Talent Convention

Ticket prices:

Champion Ticket Price: £Champions and Students Free to Attend
Associate Ticket Price: £Free to Attend
Non-Champion Ticket Price: £75.00 *

*Payable by credit card at the time of booking.

Sponsorship opportunities are available, please contact Leigh-Sara on 07506 742214 or

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Champion places will automatically be booked, followed by an invoice. Non Champions interest in the event will be registered and the Business South events team will be in contact.

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