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Give your organisation valuable extra capacity, a fresh perspective and new ideas. Take on a talented UWS student or graduate. 

With over 15,000 students, UWS has a stream of fresh talent that can help to boost your business.

We can help you to: 

  • find a graduate recruit or a student placement, or intern with the specialist skills you need
  • advertise your vacancies for free
  • raise your organisation's profile within our student community by delivering workshops, having a stand on campus, or deliver presentations
  • develop your own skills by becoming a student mentor and transfer your skills and knowledge to the next generation of students

Contact us to discuss your needs. 

The UWS undergraduates in our team are not only professional in everything they do, but also have superb transferable skills that they apply on a daily basis. They have worked well under pressure, which is testament to the training they have received
Anne-Marie Wallace, Performance and People Manager, DXC Technology
Student Receiving Business Subject Support | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Ready for work 

Employability is the foundation of our teaching. Employers are closely involved in course development, so you can be sure our students are equipped for today’s workplace. 

Our focus on entrepreneurship helps too – producing graduates with commercial nous as well as imaginative thinking. 

Businesses Advertise Your Vacancies Page | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Advertise your vacancies 

Reach student and graduates directly through our online vacancies site. This service is free of charge and you can advertise the following: 

  • graduate vacancies and traineeships 
  • work experience opportunities, including internships and placements 
  • part-time, temporary and seasonal opportunities 
  • volunteering opportunities. 

You can read our Terms of Use to find out more on how to use this platform. Registering for the service takes just a few minutes. 


Professional Raising Their Organisation’s Profile | UWS | University of the West of Scotland

Raise your organisation's profile

We’re happy to help you raise the profile of your organisation with our students. 

You can: 

  • promote opportunities through our weekly student newsletter 
  • introduce your organisation students through an on-campus presentation 
  • deliver workshops on employability topics 
  • have an employer stand to promote opportunities to students at busy times. 

Contact us to see how we can help. 

Engineering Research Student | Engineering Research Areas | University of the West of Scotland

Internships and placements

Gain extra support and fresh ideas by offering a student an internship or placement. 

Download the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development publication, Internships that Work – a guide to help employers start an internship scheme or improve their existing programme. 

If you’re considering advertising an unpaid internship, check out the latest government legislation on the National Minimum Wage. 

“UWS has always placed a strong emphasis on industry links and I think it is an invaluable resource for students. I got involved in the mentoring programme to offer students an understanding of recruitment processes and what it’s like to apply their knowledge to the practical day to day expectations within typical roles. The insight they gain helps both students and businesses.”
Fiona Macintyre, Marketing Manager, Pulsion Technology
UWS Student in the Complaints Office | Student Support | University of the West of Scotland

Become a mentor

Our employer mentoring programme is a way for you to share your skills and expertise with a student. You’ll help them improve their confidence and employability skills, while also adding to your own CV. 

Getting involved in employer mentoring: 

  • develops key mentoring skills, increasingly valued by employers 
  • helps build employee morale, motivation and job satisfaction 
  • increases the exposure of your organisation 
  • is an opportunity for alumni of the university to give something back

For more information about becoming a mentor please email 

Contact us if you are interested in becoming a mentor to support a UWS student. 

Due to the quality of students from UWS, in 2013 I nominated myself as a professional mentor. It is a pleasure to be part of UWS’s mentoring programme – best in its class. The commitment and enthusiasm of the undergraduates is encouraging; they are always dedicated and professional
Evelyn Walker, Project Management Lead, Hewlett Packard Enterprises UK&I
Last updated: 05/01/2021