Finding Talent

Business & Innovation

Finding Talent

Recruitment is a fundamental part of any business, it does not need to be difficult or costly. Find out how we can help you connect with our students.

Our students have the knowledge and skills to be able to work with your business through placements, work experience projects and graduates roles to enhance your business. 

How our students can help

  • Utilise student skills and creativity to solve a business problem
  • Bring in new talent to help with a project or support your team
  • Begin recruitment early by developing future graduates

Through working with our students on placements or projects, your business can develop your corporate social responsibility, provide existing staff with supervision experience, benefit from fresh ideas and enthusiasm, develop your company reputation, and tackle new projects or problems you were unable to before. Hosting a placement or work experience project can also act as an extended selection process, to get ahead of the competition to secure the best graduates. 

Considering your options


Our industry partners are key, working across all areas of our Employability and Professional Enrichment hub. From sponsoring student events and materials, delivering skills workshop and collaborating to offer mutually beneficial opportunities. We work with our industry partners to maximise opportunities for the business with students in mind.


We aim to provide impartial career guidance and information to our current students and recent graduates. Key to achieving this aim is our close partnership working with you as an employer.  We offer a range of services including:  

  • Advertising Vacancies through MyCareer
  • Raise Your Profile
  • Send Targeted emails
  • Meet with students and graduates


We can provide suitable opportunities for businesses of any size, including small and medium sized enterprises, with students from across courses both undergraduate and postgraduate.

Our team can discuss the best options for you considering your business needs with placements and projects ranging from a few weeks to a full year.

Year Placements


Take on a student for a full year during their academic degree.

Vacation Projects


Typically late May to mid-September

One Off Challengs

day | Week | Month | Term

Challenges involve students for a one-off project of any timescale

Semester Placements

Four WEEKS | eight Months

Shorter placements range from a few weeks to a semester.

Short-Term Projects

four weeks | twelve weeks

Project opportunities can last from 6 - 12 weeks on average.


How to get in touch

If you are interested in working with the university or simply want to find out where to start in finding the right option for you, get in touch with our team or register your interest.

Employability and Professional Enrichment
Level Three
The Ishbel Gordon Building
Garthdee Road
AB10 7QG
01224 262110


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