The university has 22,000 students and produces over 5,000 graduates per year. Nearly 70 per cent of our students are over the age of 21 and nearly 95 per cent of undergraduates undertake work experience as part of their course. This means that we have a skilled and enthusiastic talent pool, highly IT literate and with many discreet skills such as languages. You can work with our students in a number of ways:
- Recruit our graduates
- Offer work placements or voluntary opportunities
- Become involved with university employability programmes
We offer many professional courses and place great emphasis on employability for our students. Our courses are developed in collaboration with industry and the public sector to ensure they are relevant to the changing demands of employers, and we also undertake initiatives such as leadership skills and management training for our student.
We can help you to coordinate your recruitment process and find the right student or graduate for the job.
- Advertise your full-time and graduate vacancies with us free of charge.
- Advertise your part-time or vacation opportunities with us free of charge.
- Raise your profile as an employer by attending one of our careers fairs.
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Nearly 95 per cent of our undergraduates undertake work experience as part of their course. Students are employed on placements by organisations of all sizes from SMEs to multinational corporations. Whatever your type of business or company size, our placements scheme could benefit your organisation, providing:
- a flexible way of meeting staffing needs
- a low-risk method of recruiting the right employee
- innovative and fresh ideas
- good value for money: on average, the annual salary expectation is lower than for a graduate recruit.
Undergraduate and postgraduate students from a range of disciplines and degree courses are available for placements of 1 to 12 months. The placement is a fixed-term contract which should be in an area of the business appropriate to the student’s area of study and providing development opportunities and scope for increasing responsibility.
We have extensive experience of working with both local and national companies to make placements successful. The student will have the full support of the university including an academic supervisor, throughout the course of the placement.
Find out more
For more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or for placements specifically in science and engineering contact the Centre for Collaboration and Partnerships.
Beepurple is the university's enterprise network, which aims to develop our students' and graduates' entrepreneurial thinking. Throughout the academic year we run a series of workshops and practical challenges to prepare and equip all graduates for a successful career in a complex global environment.
We also welcome local business people and entrepreneurs to talk about their business experiences and share their expertise with our network.To find out more visit the beepurple website or email email@example.com.
Other opportunities to share your knowledge and skills
There are other ways to become involved with our students, including our award-winning mentoring scheme. For more information see the Careers Service information for employers