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Employ our Graduates

We have over 8,000 talented students graduating each year. Find out how to recruit them.

We have a reputation for producing graduates who are full of ambition and possess the practical, technical and transferrable skills to enhance your workforce.

Recruiting a graduate is easy and is a great investment for your business.

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Tailored recruitment support

Thousands of work-ready students graduate each year, and our team of experts is on hand to offer advice, tailored solutions and assistance in finding the right talent for your business.

Our Employer Engagement team provides information and guidance throughout your recruitment process.

Whether you are looking to fill a permanent role, want to offer work experience, or require a graduate with a specific skillset, we can help you.

What our graduates will bring to your business

NTU graduates bring a range of benefits to your business, including:

  • extra resource
  • fresh ideas and a new perspective
  • the latest skills and knowledge
  • a cost-effective talent solution.

Advertise your jobs for free

MyEmployability is our free online jobs portal where you can create an employer profile and upload full-time and part-time opportunities.

There are a number of ways you can get in front of our students to promote your opportunities. To find out which activity would be most suitable for your business, visit our careers fairs and events page.

Graduate placements

Graduate placements are an easy and economical way to get talent into your business and offer you:

  • experience working with a graduate
  • a chance to ‘trial’ future employees
  • extra resource for a specific project

Part-funded Graduate Placements

Small and medium-sized businesses (under 250 employees) may be eligible for funding support towards a graduate salary, from £1,000 to support a six-week placement, through to 20% of the graduate’s salary up to 12 months.

For more information on graduate placements and advice on how to recruit, contact our Employer Engagement team.

Graduate Internship Scheme

The annual Graduate Internship Scheme gives businesses from any sector in the UK, the opportunity to take on NTU talent for a fully-funded placement. This year the scheme will be running for eight weeks, with internships commencing on Monday 24 July 2023.

Participating businesses will play a fundamental part in providing experience to some of our unemployed or underemployed graduates. In doing so, you will access new perspectives and extra resource which could be used to help your organisation complete a project, get through a busy period or grow.

Internships can be hosted in-house or remotely, depending on the needs of your business, and the team will be on-hand throughout the process to support your experience by:

  • managing applications, shortlisting, interviewing and assessing all graduates,
  • matching graduates as closely as possible by using the information provided in your vacancy submission form,
  • directly paying salaries to the graduates, so your business does not need to worry about the implications of the internship remuneration.

Submissions to take part in the next programme will be opening in Spring 2023, however you can keep up-to-date with the latest news from the scheme by following the Business and Employers LinkedIn and Twitter channels.

"NTU have been amazing in every sense. I keep in regular contact with the NTU team, who are always happy to help to make the partnership work perfectly. The students who have applied have all had great attributes and have really enhanced our website."

Kris Van Wellen, Saffa Designs (2021)

Our international graduates

With more than 4,000 students from over 150 countries across the globe enrolling on courses throughout our campuses, we have a large pool of international talent that could make a real impact on your business. Equipped with language skills and knowledge of overseas business, our students possess intercultural awareness that enables them to identify new opportunities, build new contacts and achieve new commercial goals.

For further information, review the latest guidance from the International Student Employability Group (ISEG).

If you are an employer based overseas we have a dedicated team on-hand to support your journey to access NTU Talent.

To find out more about how we can help you to connect with our graduates, contact our team on 0115 848 2189 or email