Access our students

Build a pipeline of fresh talent into your organisation by recruiting our students on placements, internships and projects.

We consistently have a great relationship with NTU and the calibre of students is always high.

Hannah Neal, Debenhams

Employers are continuously impressed by the high calibre, skills and enthusiasm that our students bring to their organisation. Whether it is a work placement, internship or short-term project, our students have helped businesses achieve remarkable things. And, our team are on hand to help you throughout the recruitment process.

Reasons to employ our students

Recruiting our students has a number of benefits, including:

  • a cost-effective way to access fresh talent
  • an opportunity to trial potential future employees
  • fresh ideas, new skills and the latest knowledge into your business
  • access to specialist expertise and resources
  • a great way to raise your profile as a prospective graduate employer.

Your recruitment options

  • Sandwich placements

    Students undertake sandwich placements in their second or third year of study and last a minimum of 36 weeks starting anytime between June and September.

    Please see courses that include sandwich placements.

    Hiring for 2019/20 placements

    Students are available to start their 2019/20 placement year from June 2019 to September 2020. Students will be sourcing their placements independently and through opportunities advertised on our jobs portal.

    Recruitment activity can start as early as September 2018. Students must confirm their offers by 17 August 2019.

    For more information and to advertise your placement opportunity, contact our Employability team.

  • Short placements and internships

    Short placements can last for one week up to 16 weeks.

    They offer employers:

    • extra resource
    • opportunity to complete particular projects
    • source future employees
    • a fresh perspective and new skills.

    For more information and guidance, contact our Employability team.

  • Temporary and part-time vacancies

    If you would like to recruit a student on a temporary or part-time basis, you can advertise online to over 26,000 NTU students.

    To talk to us about recruiting a student, or to advertise your vacancy, email us.

  • Academic-led projects

    Students work under the guidance of academics to help solve your particular business challenge, giving you the following benefits:

    • a  solution to your current issue
    • the expertise of our academics through guided student support
    • the opportunity to trial students and provide them with invaluable experience

    For more information and guidance on academic-led projects, contact our Employability team.

I found NTU very easy and efficient and lovely to work with - definitely a brilliant university.

Kate O'Hagan, Geda Construction

On campus activity

There are a number of different ways to raise the profile of your organisation on campus, promote your recruitment opportunities and engage with our students:

  • Employer presentations

    Presentations are an ideal way to tell students about available placement and graduate opportunities, and give an insight into your recruitment process. You can choose to present on one of our three campuses or via webinar. The benefits of presenting to our students include:

    • meeting a target audience face-to-face and answering their questions
    • increased brand awareness
    • sharing your company vision, culture and values
    • promoting the opportunities available and the skills required
    • increasing application quality by helping students understand your recruitment processes

  • Pop-up stands

    Promote your company with a pop-up stand in high footfall locations across our three campuses.

    Pop-up stands are a great way to interact with students at any time of the year and, unlike careers fairs, you don’t have to compete with other companies for students’ attention.

  • Mock interviews and assessments

    Mock interviews and assessments are great for both students and businesses. Not only do you help students prepare for future job applications, you also get the opportunity to spot which students could be your next employee.

  • Sponsorship and advertising opportunities

    We have a number of sponsorship opportunities. You could place an advert in one of our job fair guides, or you could sponsor a student on campus as a brand ambassador.

Still need help?

Employability Business Development Team
+44 (0)115 848 2189