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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.

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Our employer events programme runs under three distinct themes

Autumn term 2022

We are offering a full range of in-person and virtual engagement opportunities to bring you closer to our students and graduates. If we are missing anything, please get in touch.

We look forward to being able to support the running of your recruitment campaigns, and can offer help and advice at any point needed.

The team

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.

Vacancy advertising

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.

Access Recruit@Bath

For more information on what we advertise and our procedures, see our vacancy handling policy.

Please note our system has recently had an upgrade which requires all contacts to re-set their passwords. This will only need doing once.

Dates for our events

Autumn 2022: 3 October to 25 December – bookings are open

Spring 2023: 6 February to 28 April - bookings will open from November

These dates are planned to fit in with semester dates and around students' assessments in January and May.

Recruitment events

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.

Discover

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 Discover employer events:

  • Employer recruitment presentations
  • Parade stands
  • Panel events
  • Careers Fairs

Act

Alongside recruitment presentations we give employers the opportunity 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. Due to high levels in interest in workshops, we ask employers to submit a brief on what they wish to deliver so that we can ensure an impartial and varied programme.

Please be aware the workshops are often ‘mystery-shopped’ by Student Workers and content may be shared in blogs and on social media.

Examples of Act employer events:

  • Mock Assessment Centres
  • Practice Interviews
  • Case Study interviews
  • Competency interviews
  • Strengths interview
  • Psychometric testing

Ready

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 Act events, because you are offering a service there is no administration charge. Due to high levels in interest in workshops, we ask employers to submit a brief on what they wish to deliver so that we can ensure an impartial and varied programme.

Please be aware the workshops are often ‘mystery-shopped’ by Student Workers and content may be shared in blogs and on social media.

  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Resilience
  • Leadership
  • Digital Literacy
  • Networking
  • Personal Branding

Booking

For more information on how we can help or to discuss your requirements, contact the Employer Services Team

Careers fairs

Fairs provide an excellent opportunity for you to meet a wide range of students from all disciplines and years. From Autumn 2022 we intend to once again deliver all our fairs in person on campus.

Please contact us for more information. For further details please contact Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser on 07891 790132 or email V.Houston@bath.ac.uk.

Autumn Careers & Placements Fair 2022

This fair will be held over 2 days on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st October 2022, 11am to 4pm, now confirmed. As before, the Thursday will be 'all disciplines' and the Friday 'STEM specialist', to recognise the curriculum offered at the University. Employers may attend one or both days depending on their vacancies on offer.

With a range of large and small pitches, as well as sponsorship packages on offer, there is an opportunity for all to get back in front of students next academic year.

• Thursday 20th October - all disciplines

• Friday 21st October - STEM disciplines

The fair will use the Handshake App for booking, administration and advertising employers to our students, therefore you will need to be registered with an account to participate. Please click on the next link for more information.

We promote to all years and disciplines.

Find out more about the Autumn Careers & Placements Fair

Law and Patent Attorney Fair

Our annual Law and Patent Attorney Fair will be held in person on campus in November, date & time tbc whilst we secure a venue. It will also on use Handshake App for booking, administration and advertising employers to our students, therefore you will need to be registered with an account to participate. Please get in touch to register your interest and request the cost, and we will be in touch as soon as we are able to confirm more details. 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 and disciplines, and link with the Law Society.

Find out more about the Law Fair

Sustainability and Environmental Fair - w/c 5th December 2022 - a new event - details tbc.

Please register your interest with Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser on 07891 790132 or email V.Houston@bath.ac.uk.

Spring Careers and Placement Fair - last held in 2019 this fair is by 'invite-only' via the faculty placement teams within the University.

Please register your your Faculty placements team to express interest in attending.

Speed dating day - cost, date and timings tbc, we first delivered this very successful event in February 2022.

To be repeated early February 2023 this is a good start to early pre-interview style one-to-one pre-booked 15 minute long appointments with preselected candidates over a 3 hour period. Please register your interest with Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser on 07891 790132 or email V.Houston@bath.ac.uk.

Jobs and Careers Fair - cost, date & timings tbc, April 2023 - on campus and in person.

This fair will have an additional new 'zone' solely dedicated to the Volunteering sector and local opportunities.

This fair is where employers and providers can promote their graduate opportunities, summer work experience, internship, volunteering or travel programmes to the students of Bath. 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. Please register your interest with Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser on 07891 790132 or email V.Houston@bath.ac.uk.

Find out more about the Jobs and Careers Fair

Advertising and sponsorship

We offer a range of options and packages including:

  • digital advertising
  • web page sponsorship
  • fairs sponsorship with your fair booking
  • 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.

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 and students following employer meetings and events.

Employer guides

We have produced a variety of employer guides to assist with common queries. - Internships - Opportunity engagement - Posting opportunities

Other pages for employers

Enquiries

If you have any questions, please contact us.