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Your dream job could be waiting for you at RCNi Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair

Visit London’s largest CPD-accredited nursing recruitment event

Visit London’s largest CPD-accredited nursing recruitment event

The RCNi Nursing and Careers Jobs Fair at the Business Design Centre in Islington is London’s largest CPD-accredited nursing recruitment event. 


Visitors to our flagship London event, which takes place on 18-19 September from 10am to 4pm, will have the opportunity to attend our free CPD-accredited seminars and workshops, take part in panel discussions with senior nurse leaders and network with more than 80 employers from a variety of organisations with immediate vacancies available. 

There will also be some fabulous prizes on offer, including Amazon vouchers and a weekend getaway; as well as freebies from the exhibitors. So what are you waiting for? Come and join us, your dream job could be waiting for you.

Event details 


RCNi Nursing Careers and Jobs FairsBusiness Design centre, Islington, London, N1 0QH. Nearest tube: Angel 


September 18-19 from 10am to 4pm 

Visit to book your free place now 


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What to expect from the event


Held in two theatres, our seminars cover a variety of careers-based and clinical topics. Highlights include:

September 18

  • 10.30 – everything you need to know about revalidation
  • 13.30 – how to prepare and succeed at interview
  • 14.30 – getting up to speed with the latest wound management practices

September 19

  • 10.30 – making your CV your personal marketing tool to ensure it stands out above the rest
  • 12.30 – learn about the different career pathways available in the private healthcare sector


Smaller than seminars, our workshops are more interactive, offering the opportunity to engage with like-minded colleagues. Highlights include:

September 18

  • 10.30 – personal development in nursing
  • 11.30 – live demonstration on lip augmentation using dermal filler

September 19

  • 11.30 – mental health nursing in a secure setting
  • 13.30 – the importance of nurturing and nourishing your own well-being


Panel talks

Our panel discussions with audience participation were introduced this year to help you get the most out of your career. By sharing their combined nursing knowledge, our speakers aim to enhance your job application success, help you consider how to climb the career ladder, look at what employing organisations really want from nurses and the challenges currently facing nurse recruitment.    

Speakers at this panel event include head of nursing and allied health professionals at Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust Rachael Marsh, assistant director of nursing at North Middlesex NHS Foundation Trust Nichole Mackintosh and RCNi editorial director Graham Scott.  

Making the most of your visit

Here are some top tips to help you maximise the opportunities available at the event: 

Bring your CV

Bring plenty of copies of your up-to-date CV and any other documents you may want to give to potential employers. 

Be prepared for interview 

Many organisations will be interviewing and offering jobs on the day. Prior to the event, it is a good idea to research questions you may be asked at interview and visit the websites of organisations you are interested in working for. 

Plan who you want to meet

Exhibiting employers include NHS trusts, agencies, care homes, and armed forces recruiters. Check out our exhibitor list online and on the day so you can make a beeline for those at the top of your list. 

Familiarise yourself with the timetable

From preceptorship to emotional resilience, our workshops and seminars cover a range of topics. Looking at the programme in advance will help you decide which sessions you want to attend, and don’t forget to pick up your certificate after the sessions to get your CPD hours. 

Dress to impress

Plan your outfit as you would for a job interview. First impressions count, and we want you to get the most out of the day. 

Don’t be afraid to speak to everyone

Whether you are looking for a new job or want to advance you career, speak to as many people as possible and ask questions to ensure you get all the information you need. 

The learning zone

Plan your route and arrive early

Seminars and workshops can get very busy, so try and arrive as early as possible. Plan your route to the venue and allow plenty of time to look around the exhibition.

Be the best version of yourself 

This is your chance to shine, so be confident and proud of what you do. Your dream job could be just around the corner. 

Learning Zone 

In our interactive learning zone, use our iPads to undertake online nursing courses on a variety of subjects.

CPD-accredited, these count towards your CPD requirements for revalidation and if you sign up on the day, you will receive a week’s free access to RCNi eLearning. 

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Clare Lomas is career development editor, Nursing Standard 

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