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Brunel University London is a campus-based university situated in Uxbridge, West London, and is home to nearly 15,000 students from over 100 countries worldwide.

The Professional Development Centre offers employers a free buoyant online jobs board for exclusive use by Brunel students and recent graduates . Registering a vacancy is very simple. If this is your first visit, you can register your organisation details with us by clicking here and selecting register from the dropdown options and follow the on screen instructions.

If you already have an account with us but have misplaced your log in details, please contact employer.engagement@brunel.ac.uk 

Once you have posted your opportunity our team will approve the advert and make it available to the most relevant groups of students by year group and discipline from the list below.

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Biosciences
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Clinical Sciences
  • Design
  • Digital Media
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Law
  • Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Politics and History
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences, Media and Communications
  • Sport Sciences

 

The job board can be used to advertise the following types of roles;

Voluntary opportunities

People choose to volunteer for a variety of reasons. For some it offers the chance to give something back to the community, make a difference to people around them or to develop new skills and share existing experience and knowledge. 

Part-time jobs

A part-time contract is a form of employment that carries fewer hours per week than a full-time job. Workers are considered to be part-time if they commonly work fewer than 30 hours per week.

Please note that part-time jobs must comply with national minimum wage (NMW) which varies depending on the age of the student. To find out more about NMW please click here or you can get in contact with jobshop@brunel.ac.uk 

Graduate vacancies and schemes

Graduate schemes and graduate training programmes are offered by many large employers. They typically last a year, but some extend to 18 months or even two years. It's the defined time frame and structure that normally distinguishes a graduate scheme or programme from the wider class of 'graduate job', which is the catch all term for entry-level roles that require people with graduate level education.

Summer internships

A 4 to 12 week opportunity which would usually run between June and September, once a students has completed his/her exams. Internships offer students a practical experience in the industry relating to their field of study. 

Placements

A validated 6 to 12 month work experience opportunity which forms part of a university degree programme (usually in the penultimate year of a four year sandwich course). Placements usually commence between June and September. For more information about placements please contact our placement team on placements@brunel.ac.uk

LBIC Pre-Masters placements

The scheme is part of a pre-Master’s course for international students. As part of their course students are required to complete a professional unpaid placement of 6 weeks that is related to their Master’s degree.

To find out more about these placements or to advertise your vacancy, please contact Nayna Patel, Placement Adviser for LBIC students at Nayna.Patel@brunel.ac.uk

Postgraduate internships

We have recently introduced placements/internships within a selection of our Master’s degrees. The placement generally tends to be between 12-14 weeks long and can occur at various times in the year depending on the subject area. The majority of these students already have a number of years’ worth of experience and are either looking to enhance their profile or to change career direction altogether. 

Santander Universities SME Internship

The internship has been designed to provide students and graduates the opportunity to gain valuable industry experience in their chosen field. This is supported by partial funding from Santander.

For further information on this part funded scheme please contact: Santander@brunel.ac.uk

Widening Participation Summer Internship Scheme (WPSIS)

The scheme is part or a government funded initiative, aiming to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups participating in higher education. The scheme aims to place first year students in eight week internships in their summer break. These internships are paid via a bursary from the university, with employers being asked only to help cover the travel costs. For more information please contact Catherine Davies: wpinternships@brunel.ac.uk

 

Although we can't guarantee how many applications you are likely to receive from your job posting(s), you are more likely to get a better response by raising your profile on campus and attending careers fairs. In some areas we can also can include adverts in targeted emails, please contact employer.engagement@brunel.ac.uk for more information.  

When advertising on the job board please make sure you complete all fields incuding information about the company, responsibilities, skills required, preferable skills, salary (which must meet National Minimum Wage)  and also how to apply, whether that's a CV and cover letter or a link to your online application form. It can also help to inlclude testimonials of students or graduates that are working or have worked for your company.

Please note that the acadmeic year at Brunel runs from September to May. Students are available to start full-time placements, internships or graduates jobs from the end of May / start of June. Students can understake part-time work all year round.

Most placement, internship and graduate employers recruit between between October and March for their summer intake. Although you can advertise all year round, it is recomended that you advertise during this period when most students are still available. Please expect to see a dip in applications between March and May whilst students are preparing and undertaking exams.