We'll help you find and develop your future leaders or build short-term capacity in your team. Our students and graduates have high-level skills, fresh thinking, and huge potential. By offering them work opportunities, you can help nurture their talent and bring new skills into your business.

Two employees from Next plc talking to a student a the careers fair.

Derby Talent Fair 2022

Join us on the 10 March at the Derby Talent Fair. This event is a great opportunity to meet our student and graduate talent and promote any opportunities at your company.

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Recruiting new talent remotely

Remote working and social distancing need not put a stop to your search for new talent. We can help you promote your organisation and your work opportunities using a range of online tools. From posting on our jobs portal or social media channels, to running virtual careers fairs, interviews or office tours — we have so many ideas about how to raise your profile and maintain your talent pipeline. Contact our Employer and Community Engagement team to discuss options.

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

Fighting Covid with student and graduate talent

SureScreen Diagnostics became one of the first laboratories to create a Covid-19 ten-minute test, now used across the world. To cope with the demand for this product, we helped them find highly-skilled students and graduates to help assemble and distribute the kits.

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One dedicated team

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.