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 Online 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

Student sign-up


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. 

Secure your place now by registering your interest:

Exhibitor sign-up

Download our exhibitor brochure to get a full breakdown of benefits and costs:

Exhibitor Brochure

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


Example schedule for the day:

Start   End
10:00 Event opens  
10:00 Opening session: welcome talk and talk from our sponsor 11:00
11:00 Exhibitor stands open
12:00 Optional talk from employer 13:00
13:00 Exhibitor stands
13:30 Optional talk from employer 14:30
14:30 Exhibitor stands
15:00 Optional talk from employer 16:00
  Event closes 16:00

This schedule will be updated as sessions are confirmed. Follow @TheORSociety on social media to stay in the know.

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. Below are this year exhibitors. Grasp the chance to discuss your career in a 1:1 video call:

Ocado Engineers

Our 2021 Premium Exhibitor

The Government Operational Research Service GORS Working for Dstl Bae Corda Atkins Group The OR Society Free Student Membership NATS Direct Line Group Defence Equipment & Support The Royal Air Force Capgemini Invent Smith Institute Zing University of South Wales