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Graduate employers

The bottom line is that Aston produces graduates more likely to demonstrate the required competencies that we demand. Clare Timothy, Unilever

Employable Graduates

We've been producing employable graduates for almost 50 years, so Aston has strong relationships with national, international as well as local employers. These relationships are extremely important and make a real contribution to your future.

Working closely with our graduate employers enables us to build degrees that are highly relevant to your graduate job. It also opens up placement year opportunities that will prepare you for the world of work, so you hit the ground running after you graduate.

Aston has consistently provided confident, commercially aware and enthusiastic placement students. Alexandra Sinton, Logica CGI 

Aston's relationship with employers benefits you

It's all very well a university boasting about it's engagement with high profile employers, but how does this directly benefit you? As an Aston student, you will benefit from:

  • Meeting prospective employers face to face at presentations, drop-ins and recruitment fairs - over 200 graduate employers come onto campus each year to meet Aston students!
  • Major employers' actively targeting you with placement and graduate jobs
  • Aston working hard to promote you for placement opportunities and potential graduate employers
  • Receiving free advice, information, help and contacts for graduate employers planning their recruitment activity

What do graduate employers think of us?

Don't just take our word for it. Check our some of the positive things graduate employers have to say about Aston students

Christine Cartwright, Graduate Recruitment Officer, Accenture

"A number of graduates from Aston University have joined Accenture to begin their career in consulting… many have joined after graduating, and some have completed a 12 month industrial placement which has led to a permanent offer of employment.

The continuous success of students is due to excellent academic records, combined with good teamwork and communication skills which have been developed through their studies. If you want a challenging career that will enable you to fulfill your potential while keeping your options open, Accenture can offer you innovative and flexible career opportunities.”

Clare Timothy, Business Development Manager, Unilever

"The bottom line is that Aston seems to produce graduates more likely to demonstrate the required competencies that we demand – true all-rounders. Unilever is one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies – in both foods and home and personal care markets across the globe.

Our brands, including Dove, Magnum, Hellmann’s, Persil and Lynx, are used by over half the families in the world every day. The Unilever Companies’ Management Development Scheme (UCMDS) offers a challenging, complex and sophisticated working environment to anyone seeking a meaningful career in business.”

The continuous success of students is due to excellent academic records, combined with good teamwork and communication skills which have been developed through their studies

Gillian Matson, Graduate Recruitment Officer PricewaterhouseCoopers

"PricewaterhouseCoopers is the world’s leading professional services firm. For an insight into the world of business and professional services, it is hard to beat. PricewaterhouseCoopers have been actively recruiting Aston students for business placements and graduate schemes over a number of years and continue to be delighted by the calibre of the students from Aston."

To find out more about how Aston's relationships with employers can benefit your career, contact Angela Davies a.l.davies@aston.ac.uk or browse our courses produced with input from UK and international employers.

Who employs Aston graduates?

Accenture, Armed Forces, Barclays, Bentley Motors, BT, Caterpillar, Deloitte E.ON, Ernst & Young, GlaxoSmithKline, Harrods, HMRC, IBM, Jaguar Land Rover, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NHS, Orange, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, Unilever and many more...

Highly Employable Graduates

Highly Employable Graduates

Aston graduates are more employable than those from Oxbridge - (2012 Sunday Times University Guide)

Placement Years

Placement Years

Did you know? Aston is a pioneer of university placement years. See how you can benefit

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