Employer Relations

Update regarding COVID-19:

The University’s primary concern is the health, safety and well-being of all our students, staff and their families and, therefore, this includes arrangements for the transition to online teaching and learning and a move to restricted campus operations which will involve staff within Careers Network working remotely.

During this time, the Employer Relations team will be contactable via our usual email address at recruiters@contacts.bham.ac.uk, you are also still able to post your vacancies via our online vacancy portal Careers Connect.  The process is simple and user-friendly but we have a handy Careers Connect user-guide (PDF - 823KB). You may also find our ‘Top Tips on advertising vacancies (PDF - 1.45KB)’ and a helpful video on our website for further instruction. 

It continues to be the University’s policy to follow PHE advice about COVID-19, along with guidance from the NHS and the FCO in the UK. As the advice changes, the University and Careers Network will be working towards adapting our offering and support for our employer partners via online methods where necessary and where possible. Bookings are now open for our autumn term careers fairs and activities on campus. Please visit our website for further details and up to date information.

We are keen to share with our students and those graduating this summer any updates on changes to recruitment practices that employers wish to provide. Employers can help us understand the impact Covid-19 is having on their organisation, if you are happy to help, please get in touch at recruiters@contacts.bham.ac.uk.

Employers can also support our students by providing hints and tips on applying for virtual roles, participating in virtual interviews and online assessment centres or working remotely. Please do get in touch of you would if you have any resources such as videos or blogs, or any further information we can share with our students.

Although we are presented with these challenges, we will strive to continue to work with you and support your recruitment needs. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch.


At the University of Birmingham, we are committed to preparing students for a challenging and changing economic landscape and developing graduates who will enrich your business.

The Employer Relations team at Careers Network is here to help connect you to our student and graduate talent by providing a range of services and opportunities for you to engage with them. Whether that’s through advertising your vacancies, facilitating and promoting events or working with you to design bespoke activities, we are here to share our expertise and assist you to reach the right students and raise your profile on our campus.

Whether you are a multinational, a start-up or a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), we are happy to tailor our services to meet your specific needs. Read our employer brochure below for more detail on how we can help you engage with our students and graduates.

We are very proud to be rated 2nd in the UK for being targeted by top graduate recruiters in the latest UK High Fliers Research, the Graduate Market in 2020 (PDF - 1.54MB).

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