Do you have a vacancy for a professional role that is well suited to a newly qualified graduate? Maybe you even have a specific graduate development programme? If that’s the case, we can help you find the best candidates to fill those roles.

Advertising your roles

If you have your job advert ready to go, the best option is to upload it to our vacancy portal, which all our students and graduates have access to. This allows you to take control of your opportunities and manage and edit them yourself.

You will need to register for an account on the portal first and confirm your email address — please do this so we can stay in touch with you.

Once your roles are on the portal, we will make sure they are promoted through:

In addition, we will make sure your opportunities are seen by relevant academics.

Please note we have a few rules about advertising jobs.


"The calibre of University of Derby graduates is excellent."

– Steve Beeley, Chief Executive of Routen Chaplin

Fair showcasing internship and graduate opportunities

Virtual Careers Fair

Find new graduate talent with our online careers fair on 1st and 2nd June 2021. Virtual stands are free!

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Recruitment support

Our Employer and Community Engagement team can also provide practical help with your recruitment, such as:

Raise your company's profile

A good way to raise interest and awareness of your company on-campus, is to share your knowledge with our students and graduates through mentoring or specific skills and information sessions.  

Why work with Derby?

This is a university of applied learning. We make sure our students build practical and technical skills during their course through work-related projects, work experience and placements. In fact, we insist that our second years complete 30 hours of course-related work experience because we believe it’s so important.

Thanks to our active Careers and Employment Service, students often continue this valuable ‘real-world learning’ beyond their course, through internships, volunteering and casual or part-time work

All of this means that when they leave Derby, our new graduates are already experienced at using their knowledge to solve real business issues and problems. They are ready and able to work.

Keith Cox, Director and Founder of Bloc Digital

The University of Derby is our first port-of-call for new talent. We have employed 15 graduates, hosted six students for their ‘year in industry’, and provided placements for a masters student and PhD students.

Keith Cox
Director and Founder, Bloc Digital

Contact us

To discuss any of these options in more detail, please contact our Employer and Community Engagement team.

Their job is to make it easy for you to access our student and graduate talent and they have lots of experience of working with organisations across many sectors. Find out more about this team.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs)

Accelerate your research and development with a part-funded partnership with the University and a recent graduate.

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Rules for job adverts