Jump-start your career in OR, analytics or data science

Get ready for the UK’s only operational research careers fair

The OR Society’s Careers Open Day connects students from STEM fields and other numerate degrees with top OR, analytics and data science employers to discuss job opportunities and the benefits of working in these sectors.

On 16 November, we are holding the 2022 Careers Open Day, in person, at the Think Tank in Birmingham.

You will enjoy FREE ACCESS and can:

  • Connect one-to-one with OR and analytics employers
  • Learn how to apply for your dream job
  • Attend interview and CV skills sessions
  • Gain insight from advice and case studies

The 2022 Event is now closed


Businesses and universities:

Exhibiting at COD22 is the best way to meet the next generation of analysts, data scientists and researchers.

You can exhibit, promote your brand, give talks and have 1:1 meetings with rising stars in maths, computer science and numerate disciplines at our in-person event. 

The 2022 Event is closed. Exhibition bookings for 2023 are not yet open.

Find your dream job at companies like these:

We have these prestigious employers waiting to meet with you, whether you’re an up-and-coming undergrad, job-focused graduate or an ambitious career-changer. Grasp the chance to discuss your career in a 1:1, face-to-face meeting:

Our 2022 Premium Exhibitors

Premium Exhibitor: BearingPoint

BearingPoint is an independent management and technology consultancy with more than 10,000 people and supports clients in over 75 countries.

The company operates in four units: Consulting, Solutions, Business Services, and Ventures. Consulting covers the advisory business; Solutions provides the tools for successful digital transformation, advanced analytics, and regulatory requirements; Business Services provides managed services beyond SaaS; Ventures drives the financing and development of start-ups.

Find out about working for BearingPoint

Premium Exhibitor: EY

EY uses insights and services to help create long-term value for clients, people and society.

Employing more than 300,000 people across 150 countries, EY covers four business areas: Assurance, Consulting, Strategy and Transactions and Tax.

Its teams drawing upon fresh thinking and advanced technology to help make better business decisions. Find out the scope, scale and challenges EY can provide to unleash your potential. 

Find out about working at EY

Our 2022 Exhibitors

The Government Operational Research Service GORS

Key highlights from last year

  • Abideen Sadiq and Tanaka Nyamande shared their experience of joining Capgemini and how they use what they studied in machine learning in the real world
  • Robin Wood from GORS explaining the opportunities available for graduates within the various Government OR departments
  • Questions such as: 'How can I demonstrate I’m a suitable applicant?' and 'How can I become a lecturer?' answered in our Q&A sessions.

What you can expect on the day

The Careers Open Day is an excellent opportunity to launch your career in operational research, analytics or data science.

Throughout the day you'll learn what employers are looking for, how to create an impact with your CV and have the chance to attend sessions such as interview skills workshops.

Not only will the day prepare you for securing a job in OR, but you'll also:

  • gain insight into what the world of work looks like now
  • hear from industry professionals who have found their perfect career
  • learn about a day in the life of an operational researcher, analyst or data scientist.

Our Careers Open Day will introduce you to a number of organisations through sessions, talks and one-to-one calls, where you can learn about life working for their company and what work they do. Many of these employers will be actively hiring, so make sure you ask for their top tips on applying for a job with them!

“You have to go wholeheartedly into anything in order to achieve anything worth having.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright, Careers Open Day 2020


Typical schedule for the Careers Open Day:

Time Student Stream A Student Stream B
10:00 Event opens Event Opens
10:30 Welcome talk and talk with
The OR Society
10:50 Talk One Exhibition
11:10 Talk Two Exhibition
11:30 Talk Three Exhibition
11:55 Exhibition Welcome talk and talk with
The OR Society
12:15 Exhibition Talk Four
12:35 Lunch Talk Five
12:55 Lunch Talk Six
13:20 Talk Four Lunch
13:40 Talk Five Lunch
14:00 Talk Six Exhibition
14:25 Exhibition Talk One
14:45 Exhibition Talk Two
15:05 Exhibition Talk Three
15:30 Exhibition Exhibition
16:00 Event Closes Event Closes

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