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Accessing Talent Bringing opportunities to you

A Partnership Approach

“Kingston Smith has frequently recruited placement students through the Brunel Placement and Careers Centre over the last few years. The service is of a high standard and we have employed several bright undergraduates who have added a great deal of value whilst working with us. In fact, we have employed a number of them on a permanent basis once they have finished their studies” Paul Hibberd, Kingston Smith Chartered Accountant

At Brunel we have always placed a high value on our personal contact with employers. Our award winning Placement and Careers Centre offers a comprehensive range of services to ensure your organisation maximises the potential talent available at Brunel. • A professional service based in a purpose built employability centre, offering multi award winning service provision • Free advertising of all your vacancies, part-time, sandwich placements and graduate opportunities • Over 30 dedicated staff, including professional consultants who are able to offer impartial talent resourcing solutions and consultancy • Proactive approach to developing relationships tailored to your organisation with specific support for small to medium sized enterprises • Forward thinking approach to the use of technology including streaming media and social networking


Beyond recruitment In addition to working with you to maximise your chances of recruiting the best Brunel students and graduates, the Placement and Careers Centre team are able to look beyond recruitment to ensure your partnership extends to the wider Brunel community. • Working with you to discuss the opportunity to engage students through sponsored projects – these may match new initiatives that your business is keen to explore or focused on current challenges • Liaising with academics to discuss your requirements, leading to opportunities to influence course content • Facilitate contact with world class researchers to explore potential collaboration opportunities. To discuss working with Brunel’s Placement and Careers Centre today, please contact our dedicated employer liaison team:

Brenda Morris (brenda.morris@ Tel: +44 (0)1895 265751 and Cheryl Norgate (cheryl.norgate@ Tel: +44 (0)1895 265752

Corporate partnerships Brunel has long been recognised as one of Europe’s leading business-facing universities. Some of the world’s most famous corporations have developed longstanding partnerships, while many smaller companies work with the University to gain a competitive market edge and increase profitability. Recent government awards through the Higher Education Funding Council for England and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council confirm Brunel’s position in the elite top 10% of universities for innovation and business partnerships. To discuss business partnership opportunities, please contact Thomas Ryan, Corporate Relations Officer ( Tel: +44 (0)1895 267277 3

Recruit Brunel Talent

We understand that each organisation is unique and our service reflects this. Our partnership approach ensures you get the most from your relationship with Brunel and in turn, we maximise the opportunities available to our students and graduates. Uniquely positioned as a one-stop-shop, the Placement and Careers Centre can work with you on a range of student and graduate recruitment needs. • Part time and short term internships • Sandwich placements • Graduate jobs

Free vacancy advertising Advertising your vacancies to thousands of Brunel students and graduates couldn’t be easier – and it’s free of charge. If it’s part-time, vacation work or a graduate opportunity you can advertise on our online jobs board; Brunel students and recent graduates


can access this all year round from wherever they are. With thousands of students signed up for email alerts, and the option to circulate your opportunity to specific cohorts, you can be confident that your vacancy is reaching its target audience.

Part-time jobs and short term internships Student employees can offer organisational skills, experience and creativity in their approach to work. Part-time jobs and short term internships are valued by our students and provide excellent opportunities to build their skills and gain experience for the graduate job market whilst also adding value to the recruiting organisation. Whether you are looking for an ongoing part-time employee, or someone to join your team to support a specific project, we can advise on the best way to attract the most suitable candidates.

Work placements

Graduate jobs

As one of the UK’s leading providers of work based learning opportunities we are proud of our 40 year tradition in partnering with employers from all sectors of UK PLC as well as public sector and charitable organisations. We have a commitment to incorporating extensive periods of work experience into many of our courses. These opportunities are usually 12 months long or two 6 month periods for particular disciplines, which are co-ordinated by our award winning Placement team. With dedicated Placement Officers for each discipline and strong relationships with the academic schools, our knowledgeable and experienced staff are on hand to provide advice and information about the placement process and will ensure efficient, successful promotion of your opportunities.

Brunel graduates continue to receive support from the Placement and Careers Centre for up to two years after graduation which makes our vacancy board the ideal place to attract graduate talent. Our Careers Consultants work with specific cohorts of students; enabling them to advise you of the best way to target the most relevant students. In addition, they are able to offer advice on creating the most attractive advert and managing the recruitment process.


Raise your profile

The Placement and Careers Centre organise many events throughout the year giving you the opportunity to meet Brunel students, raise your profile on campus and network with other employers.

Fairs Part-Time Work and Volunteer Jobs Fair


Teachers Fair

Need students to work part-time or during vacations? Are you a charity that needs to recruit students for a project? Right at the start of the academic year, this fair is popular with employers and students.

Primarily targeting PG Cert students, this fair in January is also open to students from all courses and disciplines interested in a career in the sector. It allows students to find out about recruitment processes and job opportunities.

Autumn Placement, Careers and International Fair

Summer Graduate Recruitment Fair

Held in November, this fair is the ideal chance to advertise graduate and placement opportunities both in the UK and abroad to Brunel students early in the year and meet potential applicants.

Taking place in May, this fair is open to graduates from all UK universities giving you access to a large number of candidates.

Workshops Workshops are an ideal opportunity for you to contribute to our students’ skills development and their preparation for placement and graduate jobs. Our workshops focus on written applications, CVs and application forms, assessment centres, interview skills and developing commercial awareness; but we’re always open to new topics. Workshops benefit greatly from employer input and we are always keen to discuss potential involvement. If it is specifically placement students you are looking to recruit, we also coordinate a number of skills based sessions as part of the pre-placement module which is delivered in the curriculum.

you? Of course, if you can’t make it to one of these events, we can organise a promotional stand on campus or a presentation direct to students.

Careers Uncovered

We use a range of social media and technology to provide timely and relevant information to our students, so if you have a message that needs to reach students at a specific time of year, why not contribute to our blogs, be featured on our Facebook page or record a video with us.

These events are designed to provide insights for students in to the variety of career paths and breadth of opportunities that are available in any one sector. Why not send along a recent graduate to talk about their role and what it’s like to work for

Sponsorship and advertising Promote your organisation to thousands of students and strengthen your links with Brunel University by adding your name to our innovative products and services. Sponsor one of our student information booklets or our careers fair brochures, we have options to suit your budget.

Social Media


“We have used the Placement and Careers Centre to recruit part-time campaign staff and have always found them to be professional, reliable and knowledgeable. The team are on hand to provide advice when needed and always recommend the best ways to reach the students we are looking for. The process is always well managed and very efficient.” Lewis Duggleby, Endsleigh Insurance Services Limited

“Having worked with Brunel for many years in relation to Graduate and Intern recruitment, I have always found that the level of service we receive in relation to quality and level of engagement of their students and the organisation of recruitment events has always been nothing short of first class. Additionally the Placement & Careers team have always been very generous with timely and relevant advice which is invaluable in helping British Airways with our Graduate Resourcing Strategy” Phil Donnelly, British Airways

The Placement and Careers Centre was awarded ‘Best UK Placement/Careers Service’ at the 2012 National Placement and Internship Awards.

‘University with a forward-thinking approach to work-based learning’ was the accolade for the Placement and Careers Centre at the 2011 National Placement and Internship Awards.

Brunel is one of the few universities to gain the prestigious Matrix Excellence Award, which is granted for high-quality advice, guidance and information.

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Accessing Talent  

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