October 29, 2020


No Travel Needed


Immediate Nursing Vacancies


CPD Accredited Seminars

RCNi Careers and Jobs Fairs are virtual for 2020

We are delighted that our jobs fairs can still go ahead this year despite COVID-19. Using the latest event software, we have turned our free nursing careers and jobs fairs into virtual events.

You can still meet the UK’s key nurse employers who will be interviewing on the day, gain valuable CPD hours at the online seminars and network with other delegates. All you need is an internet connection and a device to join us, wherever you are. Simply register for free entry before the event.

Here is how it will work:


Seminar Programme & Speakers

29 October 2020

Interviews - prepare & succeed

Julie Watkins
Careers Adviser, RCN Careers Service

The session will help you to identify some interview techniques to help you get the job you want and impress employers at interview. We will take you through everything from the importance of preparation, to the skills of execution, to help you feel more confident and in control of your next interview.

Applying for jobs – supporting statements and CVs

Ruth Jones
Career Coordinator, Royal College of Nursing

Once you’ve found a suitable job, you'll usually need to complete a job application. This session will offer some advice, strategies and tips to make sure you've got the best chance of getting shortlisted. Along with examples on perfecting your supporting statement/information as part of the application process.

Introduction to the RCN Professional and Trade Union Offer

Dr Nichola Ashby
Associate Professor
Janet MacLean
Professional Lead Learning and Development, RCN Northern

The Year of the Nurse 2020

Theresa Fyffe
Director, RCN Scotland

WHO designated 2020 as the “International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife” in honour of Florence Nightingale’s birth, honouring Florence as a visionary leader. Plans were put in place to celebrate the work of nurses and midwives, highlighting the challenges and opportunities they deal with on a daily basis. As today, nurses have played crucial front line roles in pandemics throughout history. What Covid 19 has brought into sharp view is the ever evolving, ever expanding role of nursing. I will be exploring the perception of nursing as heroes, the courage of compassion and the core work needs of nurses now and the future.

Career in General Practice Nursing

Ellen Nicholson
RCN GPN Forum Chair

Preceptorship – Making sure you get the best start

Mark Conningsby
Preceptorship Academy & University Lead, Elysium Healthcare

The start of your career aims to be the foundation you will build the rest of your nursing career on. It is the time when you begin your lifelong journey as an accountable, independent, knowledgeable and skilled practitioner. Your preceptorship HAS to be the best it can be FOR YOU. I hope to give you some thought and ideas on how best to find the right service that will support you at the start of your amazing career.

Financial Education for Nurses

Sandra Bennett
Financial Education Coach, Genistar Financial Education Company

In this presentation we will be discussing the importance of understanding financial concepts and how to use them for your own benefit. The importance of having an emergency fund and stepping out of the confines of debt. How to rent your savings by protecting your family.

Leadership and developing a multi-cultural workforce

Sandra Bennett
Lead Nurse for Integrated Sexual Health Services, Croydon Health Services NHS Trust

In this presentation I will be describing the challenges that teams face within a multicultural team. I will also be describing how the lack of training and development leads to poor patient outcomes. I will further discuss the responsibility that each individual has in taking ownership of their own careers as well as the importance of meaningful appraisals.

Event Q&As

You can register by using the button on this page.
Yes, the entire event is still absolutely free to attend.
Yes, you will be emailed a CPD certificate in your post-event email.
It works in much the same way as a face to face event, just from the comfort of your own home. If this is your first Virtual Career Fair and you are not quite sure what to do - no problem – on the run up to the event we will provide a ‘How To Guide’ which will take you through the process step-by-step and our Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have. Please scroll down for answers to our Frequently Asked Questions. To attend this event and further your nursing careers register now.
Yes, we will be holding a webinar on how to make the most of the event on the day. We will also be sending out a how-to guide. This will be held and sent a week before the event.
Once you have registered, you will be emailed a link and password before the event. This will have all the details of how to login. You will be able to login via a computer, tablet or mobile phone.
We advise checking you are able to login properly, the day before the event, via the device you are planning to use. If you are looking for a job, you should upload your CV beforehand.
If you are planning to interact via a video link with exhibitors and speak to them about job vacancies, then yes, we advise wearing smart clothing. This will give a good impression to employers, especially if you are looking to be interviewed on the day.
You only need to enable video if you are planning to interact with exhibitors.
There will be someone on hand to help throughout the day via the event platform.
Yes, the event will be available for 30 days after the event.
There will be a link through the event site to join the seminar.
Yes, the speaker will be available at a set time during the day to answer any questions.
You can interact with them by clicking onto their booth.
Yes, many exhibitors will be conducting online interviews.
No, it is just a website you will have to access.
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