Careers Service

How we work with employers

Find out more about how we work with employers to support all students to make informed choices about their futures.

We aim to inspire and empower every University of Edinburgh student to be the best they can be, to fully develop their potential and to achieve satisfying and rewarding futures. We do not define what those futures should be.  

We provide an impartial service, which allows and supports all students to make informed choices about their futures. As part of this, we facilitate access to employer partners and professional networks offering legal opportunities.  

We have a dedicated team who aim to facilitate student-industry engagement that appeals to our diverse student body (currently ~45,000 students and ~500 degree programmes across 22 Schools).

As part of our employer engagement strategy, we prioritise engagement with sectors, organisations and individuals that have strong alignment with:

  • areas of student interest
  • academic and thematic priorities for the Institution,
  • labour market areas of particular strength and growth and
  • labour market areas where entry routes may be difficult to access  

This means we target our proactive outreach towards certain sectors and occupational areas, and also provide additional support for Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs).

This is reflected in the themes for our key campaigns and flagship events, which showcase and provide advice and insights into sectors, including Careers for a Sustainable Future around COP26 (#EdSustainabilityCareers), Careers in Tech & Data (#EdTechDataCareers) and Creative and Cultural Careers (#EdCreativeCareers).

Find out more about our key campaigns and flagship events here

We also have a focus on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion through our monthly newsletter

Find out more about our commitment to supporting equality, diversity and inclusion here

We seek and welcome feedback from students about their areas of interest: employers@ed.ac.uk