For Employers

For Employers

Why should I attend?

This is a premier south coast event hosted at the BIC and will showcase the very best that Dorset has to offer related to careers and apprenticeships.

Dorset employers are committed to providing excellence in terms of training and investment for our future workforce and this event allows YOU to gain access to students across all schools in Bournemouth, Christchurch Poole aged 15-19 who are investing in their future careers.

What are the benefits?

Benefits are numerous:

  • Direct access to students, teachers, parents and careers
  • Opportunities to talk face to face with students, parents and careers advisors
  • One large event as opposed to lots of small school events
  • Networking with other sector and same sector organisations

Who are the key sponsors?

2025 sponsors are coming soon!

I am interested in sponsoring options

Further sponsorship opportunities exist for employers in relation to marketing materials such as banners, leaflets, event promotion and school transport to the event. For more information please contact:


Who is exhibiting?

A variety of employers from all sectors

This event is open to all employers who are committed to the promotion of careers and apprenticeships opportunities

How much does it cost to exhibit and what is provided?

The cost for employers has been kept as low as possible to allow the maximum number of exhibitors to attend. 

  • A numbered stand in three choices of size, a solid structure shell to showcase your company and the opportunity to have access to significant footfall on the day. This is an ishell aluminium system with white Foamex Infill Panels (1m wide and 2.44m high)
  • Two lights per stand
  • A table and two chairs for exhibitors (more can be provided at an extra charge)
  • A complimentary pack, event details and lanyards for exhibitors
  • Access to tea and coffee throughout the day
  • Arrival breakfast, Midday lunch and afternoon refreshments

Access to Wi-Fi

The BIC is fully Wi-Fi enabled venue. Free Wi-Fi is available to all delegates and exhibitors (up to 5Mbps).

Additional extras

Opportunities exist for additional extras to be purchased and these must be requested at the time of booking to allow us to support your request for additional services.

How do I book?

Booking is on a first serve basis. We are encouraging early registration to ensure that your organisation is guaranteed a stand. Please note the different options to include grass and electric, that is not offered as standard.

To make a booking please use the Book now button at the top of the page 

Layout of Purbeck Hall & Tregonwell Hall at the BIC?

We have arranged both halls to allow for maximum exposure to all sector areas to provide a cross section of employers and sectors in each area.

Due to this aim, we unfortunately cannot reserve individual slots.

We will, however, take your preferences into consideration and request that you share these with us when making your initial booking.

We will provide you with information on your allocated stand number on the week leading up to the event.

Entry for event set up

We are pleased to allow access to the event venue in advance of the event.

Stand set up is available on the day before the event, Monday 17th March from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. Unfortunately, we will not be able to allow exhibitors to set up on the morning of the event due to access restrictions in place for school bus arrival. 


The Careers and Apprenticeship Show

Tuesday 18th March 2025

Bournemouth International Centre

Bookings for CAS 2025 have now opened 


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