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. This is a brief guide to the comprehensive services the
Placement and Careers Centre can offer and the many ways you can
engage with the diverse pool of Brunel students and graduates.
A professional service offering a purpose built employability
centre and award winning service provision
Over 30 dedicated staff, including professional consultants who are able to offer
cost effective and impartial talent resourcing solutions and consultancy
Proactive approach to developing relationships, a dedicated employer liaison team
Forward thinking approach to use of technology including streaming
media, social networking and interactive interviewing tools
We would also like to hear of ways in which you, as an employer, would
like to support and/or take part in PCC initiatives with students.
For more information about any of our events, programmes and initiatives,
or to discuss a partnership package that meets your organisation’s
needs, contact our dedicated employer liaison team:
Brenda Morris firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: +44 (0)1895 265751
Cheryl Norgate email@example.com Tel: +44 (0)1895 265752
Recruit Brunel Talent
“As a graduate employer it is key for us to forge strong
relationships with Placement and Careers departments – I work
closely with a number of universities but have to say so far the
service Brunel have provided has been outstanding.
Getting access to students within specific departments has
always been a struggle at other universities as I have had to
build links with lecturers. However, the Placement and Careers
Centre at Brunel provide a seamless service which is linked to the
whole university making it easier for me, as a recruiter, to get in
front of targeted students without going on a wild goose chase!
This has benefits for us and more importantly the students. I
really get the feeling that the team have a genuine passion for
developing students and getting them ready for industry with the
comprehensive services they provide. They are also always looking
for new ways for an organisation to engage on campus.”
Mohit Malik, Transport for London
RecRuit BRunel talent
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.
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 periods of 6 months for particular disciplines, and are coordinated 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.
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. You can get involved in many of the following:
Part-Time Work and Volunteer Jobs 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.
Autumn Placement and Careers Fair
Held in November, this fair is the ideal chance to advertise
graduate and placement opportunities to Brunel students
early in the year and meet potential applicants.
International Careers Fair
Interested in employing an international student or have opportunities abroad
to provide to UK students? This is the fair for you, usually held in December.
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.
Summer Graduate Recruitment Fair
Taking place in May, this fair is open to graduates from all UK
universities giving you access to a large number of candidates.
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.
These events are designed to show students 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 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.
“I have been working with the Placement & Careers Centre at Brunel University for
the last 3 years. The staff of the Service have always been professional and prompt
in responding to any requests from Xerox. The experience of working with them has
proved to be productive and worthwhile and I have successfully recruited students
with their help. I do not hesitate to recommend other employers to work with Brunel as
my experience with them has been a very positive one.”
Nick Gray, Xerox
Raise Your Profile
If you can’t make it on to campus, or would like to raise your profile all year-round,
there is still a variety of things you can do.
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.
events and comPetitions
The Placement & Careers Centre organise a calendar of events across the academic
year including careers fairs, workshops, presentations and awards for students such
as the Student Employee of the Year. Increase your company’s brand awareness by
contributing to events or prizes, running your own competition or providing a student
employability project. We are always keen to hear about new ideas.
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 or podcast with us.
“It has been a delight to work with the Placement & Careers Centre from Brunel
University in terms of the variety of recruiting activities, flexibility, support and
quality of students this university offers. We have been able to target students from
both Engineering and Business faculties during our milkround campaign. It is
very encouraging to hear the advice/guidance on how to write CVs and how to prepare
for interviews provided by the Placement & Careers Centre corresponds with what Intel
would expect from candidates. They are also very well organised and their recruiting
fairs are always very successful.”
Stephanie Lee, Intel
If you are interested in collaborating with
Brunel University on research projects or business
ventures please contact Corporate Relations
Director of Corporate Relations
“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
“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.”
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