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Careers & Employability

Services for Employers The Chester Difference

Look inside for: • Recruitment and vacancies • Events • Graduate placements • Getting involved with the University

We offer a range of opportunities to meet your organisation’s requirements, enabling us to enhance our students’ employability and to enrich the wider community.

Employable Graduates


S e rv i c e s Careers and Employability at the University of Chester are specialists in bringing our students and graduates together with local and national organisations. The University of Chester has students and graduates from a wide range of disciplines who leave us with both academic experience and a range of employability skills developed through the workplace.

We have consistently been amongst the top performing universities in the region for graduate employability, with 81% of our employed graduates in graduate-level roles and over 92% in jobs or further study within six months of graduating. We were the first University Careers Service in Europe to be awarded five stars and world class status by the European Foundation for Quality Management in 2011. We have been shortlisted by the Times Higher Educational Supplement for the Leadership and Management Award in 2011 and 2012 and we won the Most Improved Student Experience Award in 2012. Find out more at

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Recruitment and

Va c a n c i e s Are you looking for the right person to fill a position in your organisation? Would you like access to talented, motivated and enthusiastic individuals?

Then why not: Advertise your graduate vacancies/schemes, part-time work or vacation work to thousands of students and graduates Utilise our free online vacancy service or speak to an Adviser for advice on how to advertise your vacancies Raise your organisation’s profile by having a stand on campus to recruit our students and graduates directly Utilise our on-campus interview and presentation facilities at no cost.

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Events Each year Careers and Employability organise a range of bespoke on-campus events to enable you to recruit our students and graduates, as well as the opportunity to promote your organisation within the University.

Events include: Part-time jobs fair Teaching fair Social Work fair Inside the Creative Industries event Clinical and Biological Sciences conference Sports and Exercise Science conference Please contact us to discuss specific dates. We also welcome your ideas about possible new events.

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We can support you by providing a recent graduate to undertake a five-week placement, at no cost, to meet the needs of your organisation. Typical projects could include: Developing marketing plans and producing materials Organising events and promotional publicity

Placements Would your organisation benefit from utilising the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm of recent graduates? Do you have a project that you do not have the time, skills or resources to complete?

Researching into new products or existing services Laboratory support Supporting operational procedures, such as finance or human resources Developing IT systems, databases and websites Reviewing and developing administrative procedures.

We welcome the opportunity to work with you and we can help you to gain access to the wider University.


I n v o lv e d Working with Careers and Employability is a great way to promote your organisation to over 17,000 students and impact on the development of tomorrow’s graduates.

Make a difference by hosting a student on a one day work shadowing visit Inspire a group of students by talking about your profession or industry Share best practice and labour market intelligence with members of the University Raise your profile by sponsoring training, events and conferences Gain access to other contacts within the University including: Knowledge Transfer team - research opportunities and Innovation Vouchers Centre for Work Related Studies - tailored workbased accredited qualifications Other student placement opportunities (five to 20 weeks) Riverside Innovation Centre - business incubator units and business support Diverse range of academic departments Conferences and Events services

The Chester Difference

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know more? Visit Careers & Employability University of Chester Parkgate Road Chester CH1 4BJ E: T: 01244 513066

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