Careers Service information for employers
The Employer Services team within the Careers Service can help employers to connect with University of Bath students and recent graduates.
Covid 19 - Autumn term
The University continues to place the safety and wellbeing of students, staff and the community as it’s upmost priority. As we approach the new academic year we can now announce that there will be a blended approach to learning during the 2020/21 academic year. Innovative and effective ways of learning both in-person and online are being devised, and students will be given choice over their preferred method of study.
As this will mean not all students will be on campus, we have made the decision to run our employer events program virtually this year. We have virtual alternatives in place for everything, with the exception of parade stands. We are currently designing an alternative for this and can update you soon. Please request our ‘Recruit Great Talent’ document to see the many ways you can continue to connect to our students. Our virtual Autumn Careers and Placement Fair, and virtual Law Fair remain open for bookings. Please request an ‘Information Sheet’ for more details on these.
We look forward to being able to support the running of your recruitment campaigns, albeit virtually, and can offer help and advice at any point needed. Our hope is that by running your recruitment campaigns as creatively as we can, it may actually open up more possibilities than traditional campus-based activities.
Our small, friendly team coordinate all of the cross-university employer activity from the large Autumn Careers Fair through to bespoke events and target emails. We work closely with a wide variety of employers, helping you to connect with our students and recent graduates.
Are you hoping to raise your profile or are you targeting a specific cohort? Get in touch for recommendations on how to work with our students.
Contact us to request more information on our pricing and availability. We look forward to working with you.
We advertise your opportunities online through our Recruit@Bath system all year round. You will need to register if you haven't used the system before.
For more information on what we advertise and our procedures, see our vacancy handling policy.
Dates for our events
Autumn 2020: 28 September – 27 November – bookings are open
Spring 2021: 1 February - 26 March - bookings are open
These dates are planned to fit in with semester dates and around students' assessments in January and May.
Please note that due to the pandemic not all options listed will be available. For more information please contact the Employer Services Team.
Employer events are a major feature of our event programme. They give you an opportunity to meet students in person or virtually and promote your organisation.
We are flexible and very happy to adapt our offering to support your recruitment goals and would be thrilled to design a bespoke recruitment campaign for you.
For more information and pricing please contact the Employer Services Team.
Our events programme runs under three distinct themes.
All recruitment presentations by employers fall under our Career Discover category. Give our students the opportunity to learn about your company and business sector. You can choose to engage students virtually, on or off campus over lunch or early evening. We can support your recruitment by advising you on how best to target specific cohorts.
Examples of Career Discovery employer events:
- Employer recruitment presentations
- Parade stands
- Panel events
- Careers Fairs
Alongside recruitment presentations we give employers the opportunitiy to offer workshops.
Our series of daytime talks and workshops provide a platform to profile your organisation while cultivating our students’ employability. These sessions generally take place on campus or virtually and are open to all students. Delivering a skills workshop or an occupational talk is an excellent way to raise your profile on campus, and because you are offering a service there is no administration charge.
Examples of Career Essential employer events:
- Mock Assessment Centers
- Practice Interviews
- Case Study interviews
- Competency interviews
- Strengths interview
- Psychometric testing
We also invite employers to help our students develop more broadly. Support our students to develop and engage with skills to future proof their careers, develop resilience and learn tools to manage their wellbeing in the workplace. As with Career Essential events, because you are offering a service there is no administration charge.
- Emotional Intelligence
- Digital Literacy
- Personal Branding
For more information on how we can help or to discuss your requirements, contact the Employer Services Team
Fairs provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet a wide range of students from all disciplines and years. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have made the decision to run our careers fairs virtually until December.
Please contact us for more information if interested. For further details please contact Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser on 01225 383211 or email V.Houston@bath.ac.uk.
Autumn Careers & Placements Fair - Virtual
This will now be held as a virtual fair on Thursday 15 and Friday 16 October. Thursday is All Disciplines Day & Friday is STEM-specific.
This is our main fair each year, attracting over 6,000 students from all years and disciplines. We host more than 200 employers over the two days. We use an App to promote to all years & disciplines, and internally including social media channels.
Law employers - Virtual webinars
Our annual Law Fair will not be held as a virtual fair in November, but instead employers can deliver a webinar at a date to suit them & in line with availability. While the University does not offer Law, we often have Law firms and providers of the CPE and GDL active on campus, and we have a growing Student Law Society. We promote to all years & disciplines, and link with the Society.
Summer Opportunities Fair - 2021 date TBC
The 2020 fair was held on Thursday 12 March on campus, 10am to 3pm.
The Summer Opportunities Fair is where employers and providers can promote their summer work experience, internship, volunteering or travel programmes to the students of Bath, and this year also employers looking for students graduating in May looking for graduate internships or full-time permanent work (spaces for the latter will be limited). The Fair provides a showcase for students to research and identify opportunities available to them in the summer months, whether they are returning in October - or for some - leaving University and starting full-time work.
Advertising and sponsorship
We offer a range of options and packages including:
- digital advertising
- web page sponsorship
- target emailing
Contact us for more information about availability and pricing.
SMEs and local businesses
We are able to provide extra support to businesses in the South West, with a focus on SME's. Please contact us for more information on the below schemes.
GradTalent Development Agency
Created through a partnership with Bath Spa University, University of Bath, Bath College and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, the GradTalent Development Agency (GTDA) seeks to link local employers with local graduates. The agency is funded by the Office for Students and supports businesses with their recruitment and retention of graduates.
Santander Universities SME Internship Programme
We are very proud to be one of the Universities selected by Santander Universities (a division of Santander UK plc) to run this programme. It allows eligible SME's to achieve more by part-funding internships that are 4-8 weeks in duration.
Promoting employer information
Students can browse by business sector the organisations that are registered and approved in our Recruit@Bath system. Please ask if you want to update your information or check if your organisation is included.
Please note that:
- We reserve the right to use our discretion to accept, store, link to or display employer material.
- We do not usually hold physical information for employers.
- We will decide the length of time the material is stored or a link provided.
- We reserve the right to hold information about providers written by third parties, including press articles, reports written by students on selection experiences and work experience, and reports by careers staff following employer meetings.