Services for business

Student recruitment

When you need to inject new thinking into your business to solve a problem, advance a project or fill a short-term gap, sometimes it's hard to find the right person.

The University of Nottingham is consistently in the top ten most highly-targeted universities amongst top graduate recruiters in the UK. Our best graduates have the talent, enthusiasm and motivation that employers look for.

From cost-effective short-term student placements, to special funded programmes to help regional SMEs to take on postgraduate students, the University can help you recruit the very best talent.

Student recruitment
We are one of the most targeted UK universities amongst the top graduate recruiters.

Recruiting talent

We can help you recruit our students and graduates, who are consistently targeted by top graduate recruiters* in the UK. Our services are carefully tailored to local businesses, high potential enterprises, national and international companies.

We offer the following services if you're looking to recruit top quality students:

  • Vacancy services: Whether you have one vacancy or 100, advertise your vacancies for free through My Career, our online service. You can advertise for immediate starts or for vacancies to be filled after graduation.
  • Recruitment events: We're always keen to discuss innovative ways for businesses to engage with our students, as well as offering the option of attending our career fairs or holding recruitment presentations.
  • Promotional activities: Our range of promotional services will help you to advertise your events and vacancies. You can target all students or particular groups, whether international, undergraduate, postgraduate, by year group or subject. 
  • Student placements: We can help you connect with students from a range of degree disciplines who are able to take a year out to undertake a placement in industry. Examples of courses currently offering this include Engineering, Computer Science, Chemistry, Biosciences and Neuroscience.

Financial support for SMEs

Small businesses, charities and third-sector organisations can benefit from funding to support the recruitment of interns and placement students.

The recruitment of current students and recent graduates can be supported by the Nottingham Internship Scheme.

For access to postgraduate students, such as PhDs for placements and projects, please contact Postgraduate Placements Nottingham

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Contact us

Email the Careers and Employability Service

Tel: +44 (0) 115 82 32233

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The students from Nottingham have worked with senior team members and our clients playing a pivotal role in project progression.

Working with the team at the University has been a pleasure and I would recommend the Nottingham Internship Programme to any businesses as it allows you to mentor the interns in their chosen career paths.


Jenny Banks



Research and Innovation

Jubilee Conference Centre
Jubilee Campus
Triumph Road
Nottingham NG8 1DH

t: +44 (0) 115 748 4555