Talent and Recruitment

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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.

As an applied University, our students and graduates are already experienced at using their knowledge to solve real business challenges, and we help them build practical and technical skills during their course. This means they can jump straight into your organisation and hit the ground running. 

If you are looking to offer work opportunities to help nurture their talent and bring new skills into your organisation, the Derby Talent Team can work with you to help you find your future leaders, graduate talent and build short term capacity in your team.

As part of the Careers and Employment Service, the Derby Talent Team are specialists in student and graduate recruitment, offering help, advice and guidance to organisations.


Service promise

We promise to listen to your requirements, offering you advice and guidance and a streamlined process to access the University of Derby’s excellent talent. You will receive a personalised service, responsive to your needs. 

Wider business services

The University of Derby is a university of and for business; an applied university, committed to using our research and knowledge, expertise and resources to inspire and develop the organisations of today and tomorrow. Using technology, we offer learning and personal development, industry-shaping research and innovation, digital networking events and seminars along with support to nurture and recruit your workforce. For further information, learn about our growing innovation and business.

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

Get in touch

To discuss any of this information in more detail, please get in touch with the Derby Talent Team. Their job is to make it easy for you to access our student and graduate talent and they have lots of experience working with organisations across many sectors. Find out more about this team.

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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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