Graduate and student recruitment

‌The School is proud of its links with employers and work tirelessly to develop these contacts, as well as establishing new ones. We would be happy to work with your business to help identify suitable students to come on placement or graduates depending on your business need.

Work placements

Students have found placements to be invaluable in terms of the experience they gain, and sometimes find they are offered a graduate role within the company either straight away, or for when they complete their Honours year. We also encourage our students to undertake a summer or short-term placement wherever possible and for certain postgraduate programmes these placements within industry can incorporate their final dissertation project.

A number of our undergraduate programmes (most BEng programmes and BSc Computing/Networking programmes) offer students the chance to undertake a year-long Industrial Placement between their 3rd and 4th year of study. The duration of placements  for each of our programmes are listed below.

Department of Construction and Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Building Surveying
  • BSc (Hons) Construction Management
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Civil Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Environmental Management
  • BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying

Minimum 24 weeks which takes place at the end of Year 2 from June (following the May examinations) through to late January of the following year (in Year 3). Semester B commences in the first week of February.

  • BSc (Hons) Property Management Valuation

12 month period normally achieved as a single placement period commencing at the end of Year 2 (following the May examinations).

Department of Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Computer Aided Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical Power Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Electrical Engineering
  • BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Power Plant Engineering

48 week period normally a year in industry between 3rd and 4th year of study.

Department of Computer, Communications and Interactive Systems
  • BSc (Hons) Computer and Electronic Systems Engineering
  • BSc (Hons) Computer Games (Software Development)
  • BSc (Hons) Cyber Security & Networks
  • BSc (Hons) Digital Security, Forensics and Ethical Hacking
  • BSc (Hons) IT Management for Business
  • BEng (Hons) Networked Systems Engineering

48 week period normally a year in industry between 3rd and 4th year of study.

From an employer’s point-of-view, student placements can act as an extended interview, and students can see where they might fit into a certain industry and in what capacity. Placements can be paid or voluntary, short-term or long-term. 

To enquire about student work placements contact Gillian.Gordon@gcu.ac.uk

Graduate recruitment

Our students have a strong track record of securing graduate employment prior to graduating.‌‌

If you are looking to recruit graduates you can do so via our Career Service for free of charge. Alternatively you can get in touch with our Employability Officer, Gill Gordon – Gillian.Gordon@gcu.ac.uk to discuss your business recruitment needs.