The University of Birmingham is one of the largest and most diverse employers in the region, with around 6000 staff working in a range of academic, professional, technical, manual and clerical roles.

Our staff have come from across the region, the country and the world to work with us, not only because of our outstanding academic reputation, but because of the culture of innovation and forward thinking that is part of the way of life at Birmingham.

We are proud to offer a Graduate Training Scheme which comprises a two-year programme of placements across different areas of the University’s Professional Services complemented by a tailored training and development package and mentoring from a University director. We also run the sector leading Birmingham Fellowship scheme which has so far appointed 60 outstanding, high potential, early career researchers who benefit from five years protected time for high-quality research. The University is also launching a new apprenticeship scheme.

We promote equality and celebrate our diversity and provide a welcoming and inclusive environment for all members of the University community, from support for students who are parents to being Stonewall Diversity Champions, we also offer dedicated disability services, a wide range of support groups and a multi-faith chaplaincy. The University holds a Bronze Athena SWAN Charter award and is actively seeking to improve the number of women in STEMM subjects.

Due to the volume of interest we receive in our vacancies we are unable to accept CVs but encourage you to complete our online application form should you be interested in any vacancy that we are currently advertising. You may also wish to consider registering for our free job alerts emails to notify you when we advertise jobs that match the criteria you have specified.

If you wish to notify our students of a vacancy within your organisation then please contact our Careers Network

Fraudulent activity

The Recruitment team has been made aware of fraudulent activity that is taking place on the internet with regards to the advertising and selection of a number of fictitious positions.  Please be aware that:

  • The University will not make a job offer based on an online assessment form alone.
  • The University will always see candidates through interview before making any offer of employment.
  • The University will not ask for a payment upfront for accommodation to be paid through a Western Union account when offered a job at the University.
  • Fraudulent emails have been sent from the email addresses 
  • Fraudulent correspondence quotes a mobile number as the main contact telephone number.

The University will occasionally use reputable agencies to recruit to specialist roles but the majority of our vacancies will be advertised on our website and applications are to be made through our online recruitment system.

If you believe you may have been a victim of fraud or have reservations as to whether a vacancy is genuine and wish to check with our recruitment team please contact them directly on 0121 415 9000 (option 2) or email

For more information 

Contact your Recruitment Team on 0121 415 9000 or email  You will be able to speak to your dedicated Recruitment Adviser about all of your specific recruitment needs.