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Could your business use a talented graduate or student?

We help you find the right people with the right combination of skills, talent and enthusiasm to deliver performance improvements.

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Graduate recruitment and placements

With 18,000 students and thousands of alumni, Teesside University represents an incredible pool of talent for employers.

Students and graduates contribute to local, national and international organisations of all sizes and shapes, bringing creativity, innovation, leadership and problem solving to help the organisation thrive in competitive environments.

We can provide a customised approach to your recruitment problem to

  • access our recruitment and matching service, to get the best graduate candidates for your business needs
  • access part-financed graduate talent for short term projects
  • trial prospective new employees
  • get fresh inspiration to support business growth and development
  • get new knowledge, skills and technological know-how to increase your performance, productivity and competitiveness

On video: Cubic Transportation Systems accesses Graduate Talent

Target talent: advertise your vacancy

If you have a vacancy to fill, we can help you completely free of charge.

We will ensure students and graduates get to know about it and are encouraged to apply. You can advertise permanent, short-term, full or part-time positions, placements, internships and work experience opportunities.

Send your vacancy

At Teesside you also have the added benefit of bespoke help from our graduate recruitment consultants who match final year students and graduates to your vacancy and supply you with CVs. Contact us on 01642 384659 to speak to one of our recruiters.

Interested? Email us at or ring 01642 384659.

Working with the team at Teesside University has been a fantastic way to attract new people into our company. We were able to interview a number of candidates for the roles we have on offer, and had the option to select the best candidates. The graduates have been very enthusiastic and invaluable so far, and I know they will continue to develop into their roles.

Steve Cochrane, managing director, Psyche

Careers Fairs

Join us at our fairs on campus to meet students in person. We hold a large fair in November and several other events to target specific students throughout the year.

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Tap into talent: work placements

A recent national survey of employers showed over a third offer work experience and placements to existing students. Increasingly, organisations are benefiting from getting to know students well in advance of them graduating.

We work with you to identify the most appropriate ways of getting you the students you want. This could be through:

  • A project to identify new solutions
  • Mentoring
  • A short or year-long placement
  • Present your company and the opportunities you offer to students in one of our prestigious buildings

We also offer a student volunteer brokerage service for third sector organisations

Interested? Email us at or ring 01642 384659.

Funded internships

If you are a small or medium-sized company in the Tees Valley looking for an innovative and customised approach to solve a design, technical or business challenge, you may be eligible for a Knowledge Exchange Internship (KEI). KEIs, part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), provide a unique chance to engage with expertise from Teesside University.

On video: Teesside University graduate Jonathan Galloway completed a Knowledge Exchange Internship at Omega Plastics and is now employed full time at the company as a Marketing Officer.

How does it work?

A talented graduate (the intern), mentored by a University academic with relevant expertise drives forward a project for your organisation. This combination of fresh thinking and hugely valuable experience can bring cutting-edge benefits to your business.

KEIs are flexible, up to 12 months, according to your needs and can be approved within five working days of application.

Benefits to you:

  • access to the latest thinking and expertise from Teesside University to solve your design, technical and business challenges and improve performance and productivity
  • improved competitiveness by encouraging enterprise and innovation in your workplace
  • knowledge exchange helps to create enterprising and innovative employees and organisations
  • embed new knowledge and skills linked to best practice and leading edge techniques and know-how into your organisation
  • recruit a recent graduate with support from the University.

This project is part financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), promoting research and innovation in the Tees Valley. If you are an SME in the Tees Valley and are interested in the scheme then please contact us to check your eligibility for support.

European Regional Development Fund

European Regional Development Fund

ElringKlinger (GB)

ElringKlinger (GB) has recently taken on three Teesside University undergraduates as part of its Year in Industry offering.

Read the case study

Omega Plastics

Omega Plastics. Link to Omega Plastics.

Jonathan Galloway worked as a marketing officer at Omega Plastics, a leading plastics manufacturer specialising in injection moulding and rapid tooling. Its client list ranges from Unilever to luxury car brands such as Jaguar, Land Rover and Aston Martin.

Read the case study

Customer First

We guarantee quality. All our business services carry the Customer First Standard, a quality mark recognising excellent customer service. And we can also help you source financial support.

Our business service charter sets out our commitment to a professional business service for all our clients.

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