Airbus stand at the Employers Fair

Working with employers

Our teaching staff and careers teams have connections with employers, professional bodies and specialists across industry, practice and the professions.

We work with external partners to ensure that all UWE Bristol students can access the work opportunities, advice and inspiration they need.

Employers make sure that our courses meet industry requirements. They provide projects, work experience opportunities, mentoring and more. This partnership approach enables our students to develop contacts and industry insight as well as the right combination of knowledge and skills.

With an extensive range of employer networks and excellent links with professional bodies, we are able to offer varied and valuable work opportunities with a diverse group of employers and other external partners.

Opportunities to get experience

More than 9,000 work placements are undertaken every year. We work with over 6,000 organisations and advertise over 5,000 vacancies every year on UWE Bristol's InfoHub, our specialised student and graduate careers portal. Thanks to our links with employers and the community, there are plenty of opportunities for students to find:

  • work placements
  • work experience
  • internships
  • volunteering
  • graduate schemes
  • global opportunities
  • networking opportunities.

Employer involvement from day one

For some courses in subject areas including construction, computing and engineering, students have the opportunity to meet our employer partners from the start. This is through initiatives including:

  • mentoring
  • work experience
  • careers support.

Inspiration from industry leaders

Thanks to our networks, we arrange for students to learn from, and be inspired by, top professional achievers.

  • Our Distinguished Address Series regularly welcomes leaders of industry from globally renowned organisations.
  • Each department arranges for top employers and professionals to provide industry insight and advice at presentations, Q&As, workshops and events.

Connecting with employers

Our annual Meet the Employers student and graduate fair is the largest in the South West with over 180 employers from a range of sectors exhibiting. This is the perfect opportunity for students to make connections and get advice on internships, graduate schemes and work.

We also arrange industry-specific events so students can network and connect with employers in their chosen sector.

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