Recruit our talent


Are you looking to recruit work-ready graduates?

Employers: Advertise your vacancies for free and connect with our students and graduates.

Recruit Our Talent

81% of our graduates stay within the region to either study or work

62% of UCLan students are over 21 when they decide to study at UCLan

93.9% of graduates employed or in further study 6 months after graduation

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These are structured work experience programmes where a student spends time working for an organisation as a full-time member of staff, before returning to University to continue their studies. Experience has shown that students undertaking a placement as part of their degree/post graduate course rapidly become part of the workforce, and are able to make a real difference to business operations bringing fresh ideas, energy and current knowledge. As placements are supported by an academic from the University, businesses can also tap into specific areas of research or expertise. Placements can be offered from subject areas across the University and last for around 48 weeks for sandwich degree students or shorter durations for students undertaking placement modules.

These are paid placements with responsibility for remuneration remaining with the employer. Students are employed on a fixed-term basis and as such are treated as a member of the workforce. UCLan students can undertake a year in industry placement between their second and final year of study. These placements need to be organised well in advance of the September start date each year, so if you are interested in participating in the ‘year in industry’, or other short-term placements please contact 01772 895858 or



We define internships as a period of paid work experience for students or graduates of between 2 to 16 weeks. This normally takes place over the Easter or summer period and works around business needs, being either part or full time. 
Recruiting an intern can be an excellent way to bring additional talent into the workplace, providing additional resources to the team to tackle a defined or new project, or perhaps helping to develop an area of work where up-to-date knowledge or research is required.
Internships are paid via the business and we can work with you to design the right type of internship for your business needs. Please contact 01772 895858 to discuss your requirements.

Internships also provide the student or graduate with invaluable work experience and professional development to add to their CV. We don’t recommend unpaid internships. Industry insight experiences however can benefit both businesses and students, providing valuable short periods of work experience. These could be offered for up to four weeks and student expenses should be covered during this time.



We offer employers and organisations the opportunity to engage with our students and graduates by sharing your career opportunities. You can register with us to advertise your vacancies to students, it only takes a few minutes and it is free of charge.

We host careers fairs and specialist events providing industry insights to students, to find out how your business can get involved contact 01772 895858

Spark of Talent

SPOT is a portfolio website that gives businesses and organisations the chance to connect with University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan’s) most talented students and recent graduates. This is a free to use service for eligible students and businesses. Please visit the SPOT page for more information.

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