Recruiting our Students and Graduates

The University of Birmingham has a rich tradition of developing its students and producing highly employable graduates. In the UK, the University of Birmingham is third in the country in the Guardian University Guide 2019 for graduate-level employment six months after graduation.

We are proud to be highly sought after by employers too, coming second in the country in the High Fliers Graduate Market report 2018 for 'Universities most targeted by the largest number of Top Employers'. We value our strong links with employers throughout the world and know that in order to best prepare our students for life after university, it is not sufficient just to provide them with an excellent education, they must also have skills, experience and industry insight.


Internships and placements not only provide a valuable learning opportunity for our students, they also give you the opportunity to work with high quality and knowledgeable students for competitive rates. Our students are looking for work experience in a range of sectors.

Dubai Big Ideas Challenge

In partnership with key employers, the Dubai Big Ideas Challenge is an intensive three-day solutions competition. Students will work in teams to develop creative solutions for real challenges set by employers and will collaborate with their peers from across disciplines at the University of Birmingham Dubai to learn vital employability and enterprising skills. The Challenge will be an annual event so we would be delighted to discuss opportunities for you to partner with us.

Advertising your Vacancies

The Careers Service will shortly have a system, called ‘Careers Connect’, live for you to post opportunities for our students.

Registering on Careers Connect will give you access to promote your organisation on our Employer Directory and advertise your graduate vacancies, placements, and internships. It is free to use and bespoke to our students. Students can search opportunities by type of job, degree discipline, sector of work and location. Students can also save searches and have vacancies emailed to them.

The process is simple and user friendly; we will have some guides and ‘top tips’ on advertising vacancies here soon. 

For further information on our careers service, please contact Roshni Barot, Business and Employer Engagement Manager