Partner with us

We work with our partners across the UK and around the world to create opportunities for our students to thrive at and beyond university, and for organisations to benefit from our people, research and leading-edge facilities.

Working in partnership | Access our student talent

Interns can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to your organisation, which can lead to increased productivity and efficiency. We will provide you with all the support you need to advertise and recruit to the role to secure our best talent.

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How we can work together

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Find out how working closely together, we can empower individuals to fulfil their ambitions, help your business grow, and improve our society.

How businesses can partner with us

A workforce and skills partnerships can help you to:

  • Expand your workforce at a lower cost with a student placement
  • Bring bright and hungry graduates into your workforce
  • Help us to create the graduates that you need for your business

Partnering with us is made simple. Our Partnership Hub Team is your open door to access infinite possibilities and a wealth of talent to help you build your workforce, drive growth, and deliver impact.

Access our student talent

Placements allow you to bring in talent for a low-risk trial period before offering students a full-time position. Interns can bring a fresh perspective and new ideas to your organisation, which can lead to increased productivity and efficiency. Offering internships demonstrates your commitment to investing in the development of young professionals and can help enhance your reputation as an employer. We will provide you with all the support you need to advertise and recruit to the role to secure our best talent.

Access our world-leading academics

We’ve done a lot of research, so you don’t have to. Find out how we can help you tap into our world-leading research, industry expertise and specialist knowledge. Discuss your ideas and challenges with us and we can help you explore how we can work together.

Upskill your workforce with CPD courses

We know how expensive it can be to continuously recruit new staff. We can help you upskill and retain your existing workforce. We will work with you to understand your specific needs and create tailored courses to address your skills gap and ensure courses work with our business working model. We offer a variety of options to suit your needs, such as online delivery or a once-a-week campus visit.

Employ our graduates

We can give you access to a vast cohort of bright young graduates looking for their first step into employment. Our graduates are highly enthusiastic, ambitious, and motivated and come at a low investment cost to your business. They will give you a fresh perspective that will enable you to support the growth of your business. You can connect with our graduates at one of our in-person or online recruitment events or advertise roles through our communication channels, all fully supported via our Partnership Hub Team.

Join us on the journey of sustainability

Supporting and acting responsibly on the green issues of today and tomorrow is crucial to the future success of the planet. In recognition of the skills gap facing the ‘green sector’ and our commitment to reach net zero by 2030, we have significantly dialled up our capacity and strategic commitment to sustainability and partnerships. We want to work with businesses that share our vision and values for a sustainable future. You can join our working group of employers exploring how to meet the needs of business through university teaching and learning or collaborate to deliver ‘Living Lab’ projects with our staff and students. These will provide you with a portfolio of social value work/case studies to include in your ESG strategy.

Co-design courses

We value input from businesses on our curriculum development. Sharing ideas and business needs will ensure future students are equipped with the skills and knowledge that businesses require and help address the wider skills gap. We take a consultative approach to co-design, recognising the time constraints that businesses face. We’ll ensure that delivery is convenient and easy for you, so you can make an impact in this important area of development.

Join an advisory board

Working collaboratively with businesses, we can design and shape education courses, ensuring they address sector skill shortages and demands. You can help us create the graduates that you need for your business by joining one of our advisory boards.

Collaborate on knowledge exchange and research

As a university, we have seen the benefits of businesses working with academics to solve real business problems. We can connect you to our world-leading academics in a variety of subjects. This is a powerful collaboration that will help your business innovate and grow through new products and services.

Make a difference with a scholarship

Many of our partners choose to set up scholarships aimed at specific groups of students or courses that resonate with their business. It is an opportunity to carry out your business’s philanthropic endeavours. You can choose which area you would like the scholarship to cover, and we can help connect you to relevant academics. We will also promote the scholarship with our PR network.

Offer support with mentoring

As an employer, you can make a significant impact on the lives and careers of our students by becoming a mentor. Mentoring is a powerful way to share your knowledge, skills, and experiences with the next generation of professionals, and to help them navigate the challenges and opportunities of their chosen field. By becoming a mentor, you can help our students develop their skills, build their confidence, and expand their networks. You can provide guidance and advice on topics such as career development, job searching, and workplace communication. You can also share your own experiences and insights, and help our students learn from your successes and challenges.

Support outreach activities such as school visits

As an employer, you may want to reach out to local schools as part of your corporate social responsibility strategy to engage in community activities. We can support you on this journey with our established network of local schools and colleges. We deliver several activities and interactions that are designed to support young people with making decisions about their next steps. You can share your own personal career path to inspire the next generation and help students plan for their next move after college.

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Large diverse community of 38,000 students from over 170 countries

4th in the UK for delivering degrees around the world

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