Information for small-to-medium enterprises

With the city and its surrounding districts in close proximity to the University of Birmingham, many of our students have gained practical experience within small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) during their time here.

SME's in Birmingham's Custard Factory area

Employable students, impacting on your business

Through their courses of study, part-time work, extra- curricular activities and enterprising initiatives, our students have built up a wealth of higher level skills and experience including SEO web design, marketing strategy and written and verbal translation.

77% of our students come from the state sector; there is huge academic potential across students from diverse backgrounds. Their motivated and hard-working attitudes combine with a hunger to overcome challenges to create unique personalities that could become significant assets to your business.  

We recognise that you might have limited time, resources and budget to focus on university recruitment so our staff will be on hand to assist with this. They are honest in their approach and will go out of their way to ensure your vacancy is communicated to students through the most effective methods.

Tapping into Talent 2018

Tap into the wealth of expertise and resources at the University of Birmingham to discover how we help move your business forward at our flagship mini-conference.

Tapping into Talent
Wednesday 6 June 2018
Alan Walters Building, B15 2SB
13:00 - 18:00

Around 40% of our graduates stay in the West Midlands area, providing local small and medium enterprises with an excellent opportunity to recruit high calibre student.

Our programme for 2018 will include:

  • Overview of University of Birmingham, Careers Network and our graduate statistics
  • Graduate recruitment best practices
  • Google Digital Garage training: How to Build a Digital Marketing Plan
  • Launch of Birmingham Connect
  • Networking with fellow local businesses and current students

Places are limited; book your free place using the form below.

If you cannot see the booking form below, please use this Tapping into Talent registration link.

Birmingham Connections

Birmingham Connections will launch in June 2018 to bring together local businesses in Birmingham and the West Midlands, alumni, and students at the University of Birmingham through networking events.

Birmingham Connections is ran by the University’s Careers Network and holds 6 events a year, both at our beautiful Edgbaston Campus and at locations across Birmingham city centre.

Our aim is to create a friendly and informal environment for businesses and students to interact, learn and get inspiration from each other.

Birmingham Connections launch event - You're invited!

Wednesday 6 June 2018
Alan Walters Building, B15 2SB
16:00 - 18:00

Join us for our launch event to celebrate our new networking community for local businesses, alumni and students of University of Birmingham. 

We have opportunities for lightning pitches, meeting up-coming talent and expand your professional network. 

Sign up to our Birmingham Connections launch event and mailing list using the form below.

If you cannot see the form below, please use this Birmingham Connections mailing list link.


Did you know there is funding available to help you benefit from the assistance of a student from the University of Birmingham, the 2013 Sunday Times University of the Year?


For general enquiries please contact