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St Mary’s Employability Services actively seeks to build links with local, national, and international employers to assist in the employability of our students and graduates.

We provide employers with access to high-quality potential employees.

For more details on how to work with St Mary’s Employability Services, and how best to promote your organisation and opportunities to St Mary’s students and graduates, please contact Femi Yusoof, Employer Engagement Lead on femi.yusoof@stmarys.ac.uk or email careers@stmarys.ac.uk.

There are several ways that your organisation can reach out or engage St Mary’s students and graduates, all listed below.


Recruitment: part-time jobs, internships, and graduate opportunities

We can support your organisation to recruit for part-time vacancies from a few hours to a few days per week to graduate level opportunities.

If you would like to discuss your recruitment needs, please contact Femi Yusoof, Employer Engagement Lead on femi.yusoof@stmarys.ac.uk or email careers@stmarys.ac.uk.

Alternatively, if you are ready to advertise your vacancies, please create an account on our online job board, CareerConnect.


Workplace learning modules

St Mary’s have an innovative suite of workplace learning modules that enable students to gain an experience on placement alongside their academic studies.

Student placements can support business resilience and growth plans, for example by delivering a strategic project, by making improvements to your business processes, or by helping you develop new markets. Our Employer Engagement and Placements team will work with you to find a student that matches your needs.

Companies are fully supported by our placement team to create and supervise the placement. The workplace learning modules are themed around e.g. charity/community, education, sport, and business. They are free of charge to organisations, and particularly attractive option for local employers, SMEs and charitable organisations or NGOs.

If you would like to find out more about our workplace learning placements, please contact Maxine Edwards, Student Placement Lead on maxine.edwards@stmarys.ac.uk or email careers@stmarys.ac.uk.


Be SMART professional development programme

St Mary’s is committed to Diversity and Inclusion and recognises the need to create a level playing field in the employment market for students from underrepresented groups.

We created the Be SMART initiative to support students from ethnic minorities to gain the skills, experience, and social capital they need to thrive in the world of work. We are looking to partner with companies who share this passion for Diversity and Inclusion to provide mentors to support the students in their professional development and also to provide flexible internships to enable students to undertake these alongside their studies and part-time work commitments.

If interested in this opportunity please contact Femi Yusoof, Employer Engagement Lead on femi.yusoof@stmarys.ac.uk or email careers@stmarys.ac.uk.


Career talks

One of the key elements of employability is enabling students and graduates to understand the job market including industry specific opportunities and what companies require in terms of skills and experience when they recruit graduates.

We welcome organisations who would be willing to share knowledge of their sector and organisation’s recruitment needs with our students.

If interested in this opportunity please contact Femi Yusoof, Employer Engagement Lead on femi.yusoof@stmarys.ac.uk or email careers@stmarys.ac.uk.


Career fairs

Each year we organise several career specific job fairs for employers and organisations to meet with students and recent graduates. Events and fairs organised in the past include:

  • Part-time jobs and volunteering fair
  • Primary teaching fair
  • Sport, health and applied science fair
  • Graduate fair

If interested in exhibiting at future job fairs (due to ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, all fairs for the time being will be virtual) please contact Femi Yusoof, Employer Engagement Lead on femi.yusoof@stmarys.ac.uk or email careers@stmarys.ac.uk.


Sponsorship

Support the next generation of workforce while developing your pipeline of talent and future employees.

There are several opportunities available for organisations to support our students and graduates, for example, the Be SMART professional development programme, widening participation schemes, tailored job fairs and webinars.

If interested in this opportunity please contact Femi Yusoof, Employer Engagement Lead on femi.yusoof@stmarys.ac.uk or email careers@stmarys.ac.uk.


Employer testimonials

Best/most organised fair I have attended. You can clearly see that students are here for jobs/volunteering and not just pens/badges. promotional material! Impressed to say the least. Thank you!
Thank you for having us! We met a bunch of great students who are interested in working with us!
Fabulous organisation and set up. All prior information was extremely useful, and Femi was very approachable with any questions we had. The refreshments were a real bonus.
It is rare that a student shines as much as they did in a short space of time. We thoroughly enjoyed hosting this student and cannot speak highly enough of their professionalism and commitment. We would be thrilled to have this student join our team one day.
They played a huge role in our ‘Before You Go’ Team. It is one of the busiest departments in the company as we look after all customers once they have booked onto our tours. Their customer service and positive attitude really shone through and we had amazing responses from customers they had been dealing with.