Connecting you with students and graduates

We offer a variety of services for employers looking to hire talented professionals who are still in university or have recently graduated.

Make an enquiry: careerzone@uel.ac.uk  (We currently do not  have a telephone number, please email us to get in touch).

Choose one of our available offers below and see what we can do for you:

Advertise an opportunity

Sign up to the Career Zone which is our careers management platform for students and employers.

Once registered you will have access to:

  • Jobs Board – where you can post your current opportunities
  • Funded Internship Scheme – find out when the scheme opens and apply for a funded intern
  • Events – we will promote your onsite and on-campus events
  • Applications – receive and view student CVs and cover letters
  • Placements – advertise and administer placements through the system
  • Employer profile – create a profile and allow students to find out more about your organisation

Marketing your roles to students

We are able to send targeted emails to students and graduates promoting roles as relevant to their programme.

We also send weekly newsletters highlighting new opportunities and events.

Managed vacancy service

The Employer Engagement Team can provide support sourcing candidates and filtering applications for specific roles; as well as assistance in coordinating recruitment processes (e.g. booking interviews and passing feedback to applicants).

Advertise your volunteering roles

If you are a charity, or a not-for-profit organisation interested in promoting volunteering opportunities then please register on the Career Zone.

If your volunteering opportunity is free for students and graduates to undertake then you can post this onto our Jobs Board.

This will also allow us to communicate to you regarding our annual Volunteering Fair.

Placements, internships and industry projects

The University of East London works with industry to source a wide range of work-based learning opportunities for our students.

We work flexibly with employers to ensure that both students and placement hosts benefit from the arrangement and receive support during the process.

We will work with you to ensure that academic requirements are met if the placement is embedded into the programme.

We are always seeking interesting and challenging opportunities for students to work on placements, or group projects, to provide them with industrial experience which will enable them to meet their learning objectives.

Placement hosts and project sponsors should provide a constructive and supportive working environment, and in return will gain additional resource which can be used to manage projects, conduct valuable research, and support teams.

We will work with you to target the most relevant programmes to ensure that you are sourcing the right talent for your organisation.

To offer a placement, internship or industry project please email placements@uel.ac.uk

Diversity of Thought - social mobility programme

Here at the University of East London we understand diversity of talent and diversity of thought.

That’s because our students aren’t your usual recruits: with 158 nationalities represented, 70% from black and ethnic minority backgrounds and 45% the first in their family to go to university.

What’s more, they’ve benefited from our Mental Wealth Programme, giving them the resilience and soft skills to thrive in the rapidly changing world of work.

Your company gets a competitive edge by recruiting diverse thinkers with different viewpoints based on different life experiences. This drives customer understanding, innovation, knowledge and profits.

Together we can remove the barriers that have traditionally stood in the way of our students being recruited by top employers such as yourselves.

That’s why we’ve established our Diversity of Thought Employer Partnership Programme.

This two-year programme brings our top employers and our finest students together on a bespoke pathway of engagement, involving mentoring and work experience, based on your needs and capacity to provide support.

This is a mutually beneficial way for students to showcase their talent and for your organisations to increase your brand awareness and your reach and to understand the benefits of having a diverse talent pipeline.

We will work closely with you to co-create a tailored programme of interventions that will provide students with insight about your organisation, your recruitment processes and the skills necessary to secure graduate employment with your organisation or within the industry.

To find out more about the Diversity of Thought Programme email us.

Meet our students

For remote and on-campus events, will work with you to design your activity according to your hiring objectives. We will also help design marketing material and distribute information to the relevant students/graduates.

Hosted events include:

Employer Panel/Networking events

Employers will have the chance to present to students on a panel and meet with them in a relaxed atmosphere in order to talk about their organisation and current vacancies.

Guest Talks

This provides the opportunity to give lecture style talks to students in order to inform them about your organisation, current opportunities and recruitment processes. These can also be delivered in the curriculum.

Careers Fairs

We hold two large annual careers fairs which bring together a range of employers and guest speakers across a number of industries. This is a fantastic opportunity to engage with our diverse student and graduate population and to promote your organisation and the opportunities you have on offer.

We have over 15,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students from 135 different countries studying across 284 degree courses.

The event is free for employers.

Details of the next Careers Fair will be displayed on the Career Zone homepage so register now  to find out more.

Hackathon Events

These are a great way to engage with students using a dynamic format.

We will work with you to design the event, including the activities which will be tailored towards your organisation and the skills and attributes you are looking for in graduates.

Hackathons can also be used as an alternative recruitment events, where students can be observed taking part in various activities including team work and ideation.

Become a mentor

Join our award winning Professional Mentoring Programme. We have over 500 Professional Mentors and work with more than 100 different organisations.

All mentors receive full accredited training before they embark on a mentoring relationship. 

Benefits of Mentoring for Professionals and Employers:

  • Great satisfaction supporting the next generation of professionals
  • Revisiting their own professional experience
  • Chance to develop transferable skills
  • Important for Career Development

How to sign up

If you would like further information about the Professional Mentoring Programme or how to register for a place, please email us.

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What our students and partners say

Funded Internship Scheme

The scheme has been great for us and the students, and UEL supported us through the recruitment process. The students we interviewed were all great candidates and we have now taken on one of our interns full-time. I would encourage businesses to take part to gain valuable insight from students as well as providing them with valuable work experience. It's a great way to source talent for your organisation and to support students with the experience they need alongside their studies

Mayor's Fund for London

The UEL Internship Scheme provides an opportunity to engage with talented students, introducing new ideas and skills to our business. This year, following a very competitive interview process, we invited a UEL Creative Writing student, to join our marketing and operations team. Following a successful internship, we were pleased to offer him a permanent role.

Build Recruitment

Careers Fair

We have a number of graduate opportunities and we have UEL graduates attending the assessment day tomorrow.

Katarzyna

Capita

Hackathon event

What started as a simple activity turned into something very entrepreneurial and educational for our future career journeys. The pitching skills, teamwork spirit and support we acquired were phenomenally priceless. I hope you maintain the project for other students to experience the same.

Samuel Ayo

MSc Information Security and Digital Forensics