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Recruiting our Students

Recruiting our Students

Whether you have graduate jobs to fill, or if you are seeking students for internships and placements, the Career Success team can help you. Our FREE online platform, Handshake is the best place to engage with our current students and alumni and promote opportunities with your organisation. 

You can advertise:

  • Graduate roles
  • Placements, internships and projects
  • Part-time or casual jobs

Get in touch: careers@bnu.ac.uk

By advertising a vacancy with us, employers and organisations agree to abide by our Graduate Vacancy Advertising Policy (see below) and the AGCAS Work Experience Standard.  

We are a Disability Confident employer. 

In January 2024 we launched a new recruitment platform to our students, called Handshake. This FREE dynamic tool allows you to connect with our students, advertise jobs, and take part in virtual events. 

Handshake is a platform that is built in partnership with universities, that aims to bring together university career services, students, and employers. It is designed to help students develop their careers by connecting them to the right employers and promoting positive and productive networking. 

The platform is free to use for employers, so register today, build your company profile, and get talking with our students! 

Find out more about Handshake, and instructions on how to set up a profile.

We also run an employer jobs portal called MyBNUFuture which is a space to promote vacancies to our current students and recent alumni.

You can advertise:

  • Graduate roles
  • Placements, internships and projects

We can also arrange on-campus or virtual events, recruitment days and employer seminars for our students, and we run several Careers and Recruitment Fairs throughout the year. Please email our team for more information at careers@bucks.ac.uk

The Career Success Team runs a mentoring programme for students to learn from industry professionals, who provide support and guidance from their own experience. For more information, visit our mentoring page.

All of our courses encourage students to get involved with work experience and placements that are related to their chosen specialty area.  For most students, this will happen outside of term-time, but some courses offer industry-based modules.

We can help you make contact with our students for summer internships, placements, work shadowing or any other projects. If you’re not sure whether you should be paying your intern, visit Employment rights and pay for interns for guidance. 

We work with academic colleagues to enhance opportunities for our students so they can better understand the workplace through projects and shadowing, and mentoring relationships. 

Volunteering is a great way for students to develop skills relevant to their course, or to work on their leadership skills and explore how to work in a team. Through their fundraising and volunteering, our students are making a great contribution to our local community. 

To promote a volunteering opportunity and to find out more about what our students are up to, please contact the Buckinghamshire New University Students’ Union.

Useful Information

Vacancy Advertising Policy for recruiters