Entrepreneurial University of the Year 2010, The University of Hertfordshire, is recognised as the UK’s leading business facing University. At Graduate Futures we are proud of the excellent relationships we develop with local businesses, from large organisations to SME’s.

It is apparent that “the primary reason why SMEs recruit recent graduates is that it makes business sense to do so” (James Kewin, Managing Director CFE)* and we aim to support you with this at little or no cost. Not sure a graduate is what you are looking for? Why not consider a summer or yearlong placement student, the ultimate ‘try before you buy.’

Advertising your vacancies to a student community of over 27,500 and a global network of over 200,000 alumni can really help you to open up your options. Using an established online job vacancy board, JobsNetPlus, we are able to promote your vacancies to a pool of highly trained, skills based and business-focused students and graduates. JobsNetPlus can have a genuine impact on raising the visibility of your vacancy. Many local companies have successfully used this service exclusively to recruit their next employee and it is free of charge! Beth Roberts (Business Studies 2009) who found her current position as Conference and Events Manager on JobsNetPlus describes how she “gained a real insight into the world of business through my course itself.”

We go beyond the advert by helping you to recruit the right people. Supporting you all the way and cutting your recruitment costs is one aspect that makes our facility innovative. Your competitors might already be benefitting from access to the specialised knowledge of our Graduate Employment Officers at, on most occasions, no cost. The design of effective and targeted recruitment campaigns and the use of our professional, on campus, facilities to hold interviews have appealed to many companies. We have experience in different areas of recruitment, from internships to graduate level positions. Whatever your recruitment need, short or long term, we can help you to recruit high calibre employees.

Showcasing your company at the University builds awareness of your brand and career opportunities with the next generation of industry professionals. Physically coming onto campus at careers and recruitment events or delivering a presentation are also great ways of networking with other organisations and students. The Recruitment Services team will market the event and target the specific faculties and/or courses of your choice and we will even take bookings for the presentation too. Feedback from clients indicates that the time invested is well rewarded... “We undertake employer presentations … the University Careers Service provides an excellent conduit for us to target particular disciplines of students (Hertfordshire Constabulary).”

If you would like to know more about working together and how our service can be tailored to your own needs please contact us and we will be happy to discuss this with you.

Please call 01707 286406 or email recruit@herts.ac.uk for more information.