Placements Officer

Job title Placements Officer

Department Faculty of Engineering & Design

Salary Starting from £26,243, rising to £32,236

Grade Grade 6

Placed on Thursday 09 May 2019

Closing date Thursday 23 May 2019

Interview date Thursday 06 June 2019

Reference CT6728

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We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated individual to join our busy Placement Team. Undergraduates have the option of taking a one year work placement in industry as part of their degree. You will play a vital role in maintaining strong professional relationships with current placement providers in an industry facing role whilst also proactively sourcing and developing opportunities to generate new placements. You will act as a point of contact for undergraduate students, academic staff and employers, dealing with enquiries and providing guidance. A major part of the role is to provide employability support to students on a one to one basis and good written English skills are essential. In addition, you will be required to deliver skills workshops and talks and must be a confident, lively presenter to communicate to the student audience.

With excellent organisational skills, you will demonstrate a good use of initiative and have the ability to multi-task and prioritise a high workload. Attention to detail and good administrative record keeping are essential. We work together as a team to achieve overall results and you will need to be a good team player. An interest in learning about and working with engineering disciplines and industries would be beneficial. Placement Officers host companies on campus as well as visit them on site to promote the placement scheme. You could be building relationships within industry sectors such as Automotive engineering, Aerospace, Technology, Defence, Robotics and Medical engineering. This is a rewarding role supporting high achieving students at the start of their engineering careers. Learn more about our Faculty and its programmes here.

The ideal start date for the successful applicant would be 1st August 2019. Unfortunately we cannot accommodate part-time work or job sharing for this role. 

For an informal discussion, please contact the Placements Manager Vicky Hill (01225) 383467, e-mail

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The University of Bath is an equal opportunities employer and has an excellent international reputation with staff from over 60 different nations. To achieve our global aspirations, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.