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Careers Fairs

Volume 451: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many career fairs were held by her Department in each of the UK regions in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available. (99488)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has held one career event in London every year since 1999 with the exception of 2005 when the event was cancelled due to security concerns.

In addition, the FCO attends regional career fairs organised by both educational establishments and external companies. The events attended may be linked to a specific university or region or may target specific groups, for example students from ethnic minority backgrounds.

Number

2006

Total Career Fairs:

6

London

3

Birmingham

1

Bristol

1

Cardiff (confirmed 9 and 10 November)

1

2005

Total Career Fairs:

0

2004

Total Career Fairs:

20

London

5

Lancaster

2

Peterborough

1

Aberystwyth

1

East Anglia

1

Rugby

1

Liverpool

1

Leicester

1

Oxford

1

Middlesex

1

Manchester

1

Cambridge

1

Durham

1

Glasgow

1

Warwick

1

2003

Total Career Fairs:

37

London

12

Glasgow

2

Manchester

2

Edinburgh

2

Liverpool

2

Swansea

2

Lancashire

1

Warwick

1

Sheffield

1

Belfast

1

Lincoln

1

Durham

1

Oxford

1

Bath

1

Brighton

1

York

1

Northumbria

1

Leicester

1

Lancaster

1

Middlesex

1

Aberystwyth

1

2002

Total Career Fairs:

52

London

18

Leicester

2

Birmingham

2

Newcastle

2

Cardiff

1

Swansea

1

Belfast

1

Aberdeen

1

Aberystwyth

1

Bath

1

Bristol

1

Cambridge

1

Lancashire

1

Coventry

1

Durham

1

East Anglia

1

Norwich

1

Edinburgh

1

Exeter

1

Sheffield

1

Southampton

1

Sussex

1

Manchester

1

Warwick

1

Wolverhampton

1

York

1

Lampeter

1

Lancaster

1

Liverpool

1

Middlesex

1

Oxford

1

Glasgow

1