• Employability is a key theme in all that we do at University of the West of Scotland. We support students and graduates to plan and develop their career by undertaking work placements, volunteering, part-time work, enterprise challenges and more. 

    With us, you can create career opportunities for our students and graduates and enhance the development of your own organisation.

  • What we can do for you:

    • Advertise your vacancies for FREE

      University of the West of Scotland is part of the Scottish Shared Vacancies Service and can advertise a wide range of vacancies to students and graduates through our online vacancies site. This service is free of charge

      You can advertise:

      • Graduate vacancies and traineeships
      • Work experience opportunities including internships & placements
      • Part-time, temporary & seasonal opportunities
      • Volunteering opportunities

      You must register to access the service, which should only take a few minutes of your time.

      Click here for more information, and to register or log in as an employer


    • Advice on setting up a graduate programme

      We are able to provide you with advice and guidance on setting up a graduate programme. In order to obtain a copy of our Graduate Programme Guide please email employer@uws.ac.uk


    • Raise your profile with our students

      We are happy to help you to raise the profile of your organisation with our students:

      • Promote opportunities and information through our weekly student newsletter
      • Introduce your organisation to students through an on campus presentation
      • Deliver workshops on a variety of employability topics
      • Have an employer stand to promote opportunities to students at busy times



    • Introduce new ideas to your business through internships/placements

      By offering a student an internship or placement, your business is able to gain extra support to help pursue new projects, while providing an injection of fresh perspective and the enthusiasm to give your business a boost.

      Download the Best Practice Code for High Quality Internships produced by the Gateways to the Professions Collaborative Forum July 2011.

      Download the CIPD Publication - Internships that Work - A guide to help employers start an internship scheme or improve their existing programme.

      NB: If you are considering advertising an unpaid internship we advise that you check the latest government legislation on National Minimum Wage.

    • Become a mentor

      Our Employer Mentoring Programme is a way for you to share your skills and expertise with a student, helping them to improve their confidence and employability skills, while also adding to your own CV. 

      Being involved in the Employer Mentoring programme has many benefits:   

      • Supports staff development 
      • Learn and develop key mentoring skills, increasingly valued by employers. 
      • Develop key transferable and employability skills – pastoral and communication skills 
      • Helps build employee morale, motivation and job satisfaction 
      • An opportunity for alumni of the university to give something back 
      • Increase exposure of your organisation – promoting it to students and other businesses 

      Download our Mentor Information Leaflet to find out more

      Download a Mentor Registration Form

  • Other ways UWS can work with your business

    To find out about other ways in which UWS can work with business please visit Business Services.