Working with employers

We offer a wide range of services to a number of employers from small and medium-sized enterprises to multinational corporations. This enables you to maximise your reach with potential graduates and students across the university.

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Become a mentor for our students and you will benefit as well. Industry professionals tell us about the value of mentoring.

What can we offer you?

We offer support with graduate recruitment, including fairs, jobs brokerage events, part-funded graduate internships for SMEs and a free jobs board. Employers can also build their brand on-campus by getting involved in a number of other activities to engage with our students.

Recruitment fairs

We run campus-specific fairs to promote targeted attendance from our diverse student population across the following faculties:

  • Business
  • Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Engineering and Science
  • Education, Health and Human Sciences

Fairs allow you to visit campus to interact with a high number of our students and graduates at one event and promote your vacancies.

To take part, please contact employability@gre.ac.uk.

Graduate Interview Event

We offer an annual jobs brokerage service as part of the Graduate Interview Event.

This provides graduate employers with free vacancy advertising, a free jobs brokerage service and the chance to interview shortlisted candidates on our university campus.

To take part, please contact employability@gre.ac.uk.

Free online jobs board and e-bulletins

Throughout the year we also support graduate recruitment via our free online jobs board.

Register and post your vacancy.

Each week during term time we send weekly e-bulletins featuring selected job vacancies and highlighted events.

To feature in an e-bulletin, please contact employability@gre.ac.uk.

Part-funded graduate internships for SMEs

The University of Greenwich can offer you a free graduate internship service, with Santander Universities subsidising part of the salary costs.

The scheme is open to SMEs based in London and the South East with fewer than 250 employees and a turnover below £50 million. A key part of the scheme is that we can offer funding to cover just over 80% of the salary costs for the first three months.

An internship can be an effective way to use bright and highly-skilled graduates for your organisation. Many organisations recruit permanent staff through internship programmes as a cost-effective way to identify talent for the future.

For more information, please contact internships@gre.ac.uk.

Support with Internships and Placements

Industrial placements / 'Sandwich year' in industry

Nearly all of our undergraduate courses offer our students the chance to undertake a 9-12 month placement before their final year of study. This is something we greatly encourage.

We also have a significant number of MBA students in our Business Faculty who also will be seeking year-long placements as a requirement of their course.

If you would like to offer student placements, we can offer support in advertising your opportunities and sourcing potential applicants as well as practical advice on issues such as health and safety and logistics.

Internships for current students

Many students seek full-term internships over the holiday periods or part-time internships that they can balance alongside their studies during teaching time. We'll help employers to promote internship opportunities.

We often refer our students seeking placements and internships to the Rate My Placement website in addition to our own free online jobs board (see above).

We also typically offer a 'Placements and Internships Fair' in the autumn term on our Greenwich Campus.

Host a pop-up Career Clinic

We offer employers a simple way to come on to campus and interact with our students via our popular Career Clinics.

These effective sessions give you the chance to meet students and promote the company via a snappy two-hour 'pop-up' in high-footfall locations.

To enquire, please contact employability@gre.ac.uk.

Be an industry speaker or networking guest

If you have opportunities and expertise relevant to a particular cohort, we can explore whether you could feature as a guest speaker to students as part of our 'Employers in the Curriculum' initiative. 

Throughout the year there are a number of networking activities and industry panel events that take place and we are always pleased to hear from professionals who would be interested in getting involved.

To enquire, please contact employability@gre.ac.uk.

Insight days

The University of Greenwich is committed to providing an efficient and professional service to meet your recruitment needs and find the right talent for your organisation.

We can help to promote your organisation through insight days. Insight days allow you to engage with our students and graduates, and help our students gain a real insight into working for your organisation.

This can help our students to identify future employers, network and make contacts, and learn about your recruitment deadlines.

Please contact internships@gre.ac.uk.

Become a mentor

A mentor is someone with experience and expertise who can guide and inspire the career development of our students. Hundreds of Greenwich students sign up every year to learn from established professionals.

Advantages for you:

There are many advantages to becoming a mentor, including:

  • Developing your leadership skills
  • Training and experience in mentoring and coaching
  • Corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities
  • Gaining insight into what students are learning
  • Finding graduate talent.

Could you support our mentoring scheme?

Each of our four faculties has a mentoring scheme. Each scheme asks for two hours of your time per month to support a student.

With most of our schemes, full training is provided and you will be invited to attend our celebration ceremony in the summer to receive your certificate of mentoring.

Help to grow your business / social enterprise

The Powerhouse, a newly-redesigned building on campus for research and enterprise activities, opened in 2019. Within the Powerhouse you can access the University's Generator, a centre for business and social enterprise, which can help you develop your ideas, via workshops, mentoring, and other support.

  • I would recommend any company looking to recruit a graduate or an intern to the University of Greenwich. They listened to our requirements and lined up a good group of candidates from whom we made a job offer. They helped to organise the interviews and provided a facility for us at the university.

    - Dave Millett, Former Director of Equinox Business Consulting

  • I was impressed by the passion and enthusiasm of the team, and knowing that the recruitment process would be managed by the university was reassuring. All of the shortlisted candidates were enthusiastic and well prepared, and we were able to hire an excellent candidate in a very short time.

    - Penny Midgley, Former HR Business Partner, AEG Europe

  • Mentoring is an opportunity to share knowledge and experience. I see that as a bridge connecting the academics to real world industry experience.

    - Serena Walker, Global Business Professional & Mentor