Bright Network FESTIVAL 2021

6 Sep 2021, 9 a.m.
Application deadline was 2nd September 2021, 11:59pm

Choosing a career is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make and, as more firms are in the process of hiring a significant number of graduates post-pandemic, now is your chance to discover your future career path and get ahead of the competition. That’s why Bright Network FESTIVAL, the UK’s number one graduate careers event, is back to kick off this year’s recruitment cycle for many of the UK’s leading internship and graduate programmes.

Join us virtually on 6th - 7th September for the chance to meet over 70 exceptional employers, all looking to talent-spot students and recent graduates. Discover what they are looking for and how you can stand out in future applications.

Which sectors will be covered at FESTIVAL?

This year we are doing things a bit differently. By applying to FESTIVAL, you will have access to all sectors and all sessions across both days. This means you'll be able to tailor your experience to your interests and attend the skills workshops and panel sessions that interest you, making it a truly unique experience. Below outlines what will be covered each day during FESTIVAL 2021. View both agenda's here

  • Day 1: Law, Financial Services, Further Education, Technology, Charity & Public Sector, and Entrepreneurship & Start-ups 
  • Day 2: Business & Management, Engineering, Consulting, FMCG & Retail, and Banking & Investment Management 

We recommend that you attend both days of the event. If you have any questions about Bright Network FESTIVAL 2021, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions, please get in touch with our Events Team -

Why attend

Discover your future career path

Learn more about which sector is right for you with employers from every sector in attendance across the two days.

Network with leading professionals

Take this opportunity to ask your questions with senior representatives from a wide range of sectors. Discover what each sector requires and how to get into the role.

Get ahead of the competition

Get answers to your questions that aren’t on employers’ websites and learn how to create a stand-out application from the people reviewing them.

Who can attend

We welcome members who graduated in 2021 and those already at university who will be graduating in 2022/2023/2024/2025. You must be at least 18 years old to attend this event.

To submit your application, please click the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.

Employers joining us


What people say about this event

It's been a pleasure to take part in Bright Network's 2020 Festival this week. The virtual sessions have been packed full of knowledgeable speakers, panel discussions for numerous sectors, networking opportunities and lots of inspiring alumni stories. It has been an incredibly valuable experience for exploring my career journey even further. I would highly recommend this event to any soon-to-be graduates!

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Aditi Chauhan

Bright Network's FESTIVAL was an amazing experience. I was able to meet many different people from all over the world and learn more about various different sectors. This opportunity allowed me and many others to attend skills, sector overview, and panel sessions as well as learn about many of the important skills needed in the engineering industry. I also got to hear employees of engineering firms share their experiences and opinions. This whole experience was very motivating and I would highly recommend attending next year's FESTIVAL!

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Melissa Roy

I would like to personally thank Bright Network for hosting such an amazing experience in FESTIVAL 2020. To attract and listen to such world-renowned organisations was a dream come true. It has given me greater confidence to apply for graduate programmes and provided useful insights to develop and grow as an individual.

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Adam Desouza

Frequently asked questions


FESTIVAL 2020 highlights