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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

Spring term 2023

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 supporting your recruitment campaigns and can offer help and advice at any point needed.

The team

The Employer Services Team is a small, friendly team that coordinates 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.

Opportunity 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 to be done once.

Dates for our events

Spring 2023: 6 February to 31 March - bookings are open

Autumn 2023: 3 October to 25 December – bookings will open from April

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

Recruitment events

For more information and pricing 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.

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 of 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 well-being in the workplace. As with Act events, because you are offering a service there is no administration charge. Due to high levels of 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.

For further details please contact our Careers Fairs Organiser.

Autumn Careers & Placements Fair 2023 - dates tbc

This fair is held over two days on a Thursday and Friday in October annually, 11am to 4pm. One day will be 'all disciplines' and the other '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 pitches, as well as sponsorship packages on offer, there is an opportunity for all to get back in front of students next academic year.

We promote to all years and disciplines.

Find out more about the Autumn Careers & Placements Fair

Law and Patent Attorney Fair 2023 - dates tbc

Our annual Law and Patent Attorney Fair is held in person on campus annually. While the University does not offer Law, we often have Law firms and providers of the CPE and GDL active on campus. We also encourage Patent Attorney employers to engage as we are a well-known STEM University. We promote to all years and disciplines but ask you to clarify your preferred disciplines when adding your information.

Find out more about the Law Fair

Speed Dating Day - Wednesday 15th February 2023 CANCELLED due to Industrial Action

Following the success of last year’s event, we are thrilled to be hosting a Speed Dating event again this year. The aim of this event is to give employers pre-application access to talent whilst also providing current students with an opportunity to practice their interview skills. This is a good chance to identify and pre-interview talent – last year employers were able to make multiple hires from this event.

We will organise each employer a series of one-to-one, pre-booked 15-minute appointments with a 5-minute break between each interview. Students will be required to submit a CV in advance which we will forward to you, and you will be able to confirm whether they are suitable for an interview.

You must have live opportunities/vacancies to apply for this event. These are not mock interviews, but you are under no obligation to make an offer or fast-track a candidate through the recruitment process. They will be promoted to students as a first step or practice and kindly ask you to provide the students with feedback after the event. This is open to employers recruiting graduates, post-graduates or summer interns; not 6 or 12-month Placements (industry experience). Bookings close on Friday 3rd February.

Careers in Sustainability: Career Fair and Showcase - Wednesday 15th March, 2pm to 5pm - a new event - in person and on campus.

This event aims to showcase careers in sustainability across a range of sectors. We want to help our students gain knowledge and insight into the careers available to them once they graduate, in sectors and organisations they may not have previously considered.

Sustainability, eliminating carbon footprints and ensuring business operations are environmentally friendly are hot topics in the media and for the future workforce and we hope this event will shine a light on the organisations making progress towards achieving these aims, whilst helping students to understand their agenda and cutting through greenwashing.

Unlike the Autumn Careers and Placement Fair, which is geared towards recruitment, there is no expectation that employers will have immediate vacancies for job hunters and instead this will showcase the growth of careers and activities in this area. The event will be open to all students across years and disciplines. There is no charge to attend this event.

Please request a booking form from Victoria Houston, our Careers Fairs Organiser.

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

In this fair employers and providers can promote their graduate opportunities, summer work experience, graduate 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 our Careers Fairs Organiser.

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.

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

Contact us

If you have any questions, please contact us.