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This section of the website is devoted to live Q&A sessions with our own advisers or external employers. We will promote the Live Q&A’s in advance and you can also access session archives below.

Advice & Guidance for Employers

Can the careers team assist me with recruitment advice?

The Careers team can guide and support you with all aspects of student and graduate recruitment and engagement. We act as a central point of contact to access the specialist facilities at the university and the specialist knowledge and abilities of our academics and students.

Further general information and advice is available via the Government website: Government advice

Do you offer employment advice?

Yes, if you are unsure about any aspect of employing a student or graduate, please get in touch and we can help you explore further.

Further general information and advice is available via the Government website:

Do you know how much I should pay for my role?

For National minimum wage and living wage breakdowns, please visit the Government website.

Contact us to discuss further as we can help explore your role and advise on common salaries for role types.

Do you have any advertising criteria/policy?

The service Employer Engagement & Vacancy Handling Policy is available to view online.

I am not sure how to write a job advert, can you help?

Yes, we can help work with you to produce an advert or role outline. Some key tips:

  • Ensure the job title reflects the role and aim to keep short but enticing!
  • Provide a good detailed paragraph for the job description to showcase the main elements of the role. Again, try to use wording to entice and encourage students or graduates to be excited about the role.
  • Give details about personal requirement, a bullet list of key competencies required, knowledge and experience helps to ensure you receive the right candidates for the role.
  • Include salary details if known.
  • Be specific about location of role.
  • Please feel free to send through your advert and we can review and offer advice.

Can you help me with the recruitment of international graduates?

A guide has been prepared by the Internationalisation Task Group of the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS) to help you if you are considering recruiting international graduates from UK universities. Available to view: Recruiting International Graduates- A Guide for Employers

If you are unsure about any aspect of employing an international student or graduate, please get in touch and we can help you explore further.

Do you have funding for student opportunities?

The service receives different funding schemes throughout the year, so it is worth contacting the team to see what schemes are currently running.

What other support can I access from your department?

Throughout the department we have various members of staff who can help support your business, from business start-up support to innovation vouchers. A breakdown of the support is available online:

Contact us with your enquiry and we can provide a referral point.

Do you offer start up business support?

Within the department a dedicated team offer support, advice and guidance to those looking to set up their own business, provide funding advice and can be accessed via:

What facilities are available at the University to assist employers?

The university has a range of multi-functional rooms that we can offer as interview or psychometric testing facilities or rooms which can be booked for conferences/meetings. As a central point of contact this is something that we could assist you with.