We benefit from some outstanding alumni who support our students through mentoring schemes, work experience opportunities and a network of contacts.

The Business School staff in particular work with major international corporations such as IBM, Unilever, Lloyd's Register and Geopost in the area of organisational complexity and knowledge management.

We also benefit from our close proximity to one of the world's largest financial centres, Canary Wharf, which lies just across the river, and work closely with the financial and professional services companies that are based there.

Business School Employability Fair

The successful Business School Employability Fair takes place every academic year. The fair is an opportunity for Business School students looking to undertake a placement or internship, to meet with potential employers.

To prepare, students can attend preparation workshops and 1:1 sessions with the Business School Employability office, so they can make the most of the opportunity.

Past attendees include

  • Bloomberg
  • Charlton Athletic
  • Computercenter
  • Digital Window
  • EDF Energy
  • Enterprise Rent-A-Car
  • IBM UK
  • Intercontinental Hotel
  • NHS
  • Northern Trust
    • Qhotels
    • Rate My Placement
    • Sandals Resort International
    • SilverDoor
    • Student Jobs
    • Transport for London
    • Union Insurance UK
    • Warner Bros
    • We Connect Students
    • Xerox

    Companies are extremely pleased with the event

    • "Great organisation and administration" – Bloomberg
    • "Very enjoyable, very well organised and all University of Greenwich staff were very accommodating" – Charlton Athletic
    • "Excellently organised and staff extremely helpful, even to print additional materials at short notice. Fantastic event which has really grown." – IBM
    • "Very well organised" – Interncontinental Hotel
    • "Good flow of students – successful event" – NHS
    • "Overall a very good event and worthwhile" – Northern Trust
    • "We have found it to be very worthwhile" – Warner Bros
    • "The fair was proportioned nicely, also the students moved around the fair easily" – We Connect Students
    • "All in all a good event, we were pleased with the turnout and enthusiasm of the students" – The Student Job
    • "We really enjoyed ourselves" – Xerox

    Mentoring

    This scheme has been set up for students to liaise with professionals from industry for advice on career paths, industry insight, guidance in looking for jobs, support on the application process, and future network contacts.

    • One to one meetings with a professional
    • It runs for 4-6 months
    • 596 students enrolled in the scheme for 2017-2018 academic year
    • Career focused
    • Mentors from esteemed organisations such as IBM, Ernst&Young, Barclays, PWC, Northern Trust and many more
    • Open to all students within the business faculty

    Mentoring was indeed very concise and motivational for me personally to understand what really to expect from the graduate job market. Thanks to the employability office once again for creating such brilliant opportunity for me.

    Sabbir Hossain
    BSc Hons Economics

    Me and my mentor alike, hope to and work progressively in making me more employable and aiding my professional development, especially in that I wish to pursue a placement year between the second and third year respectively. Indebted to the University, and more specifically, the Business School for inaugurating such a scheme. Hands on heart, would definitely recommend it.

    Nisar Bostan
    BA Hons Accounting and Finance

    Big Picture Seminars

    All students and staff are welcome at our weekly series of guest lectures, given by senior industry professionals from a variety of fields. The lectures are free and take place on Greenwich campus, no booking required.

    View all the Big Picture seminars taking place in 2019/20