Careers Service

Hear from our employers

We regularly receive feedback from our employers - both about our successful graduates and from students working part-time whilst studying.

Here are a few examples:-

Hear from graduate employers

“The variety and calibre of students at the University of Edinburgh continue to justify the work we do with the university.  Over the years we have seen a shift in employability becoming more important to staff and students alike.  The positive influence and innovation of the careers service is clearly seen within this shift in focus of academic staff.  This, and our ongoing efforts to improve the diversity and quality of our work with the university, have caused our applications to increase year on year.The Careers Service’s willingness to work with us as an employer is fantastic.  They are always happy to collaborate to try new ways of enhancing student skills and awareness of employers.  As a professional, is it a joy to work with a team who are flexible, creative, and enthusiastic as the quality of our work together benefits as a result."

Emma Jones, EY

“I have been working closely with the University of Edinburgh this past year to support the recruitment of our graduate software engineering roles and have found the students to be really engaged and enthusiastic about their future careers, in addition to being very well informed by the Careers Service.  Our recruitment testing and interview process is rigorous and we select graduates with demonstrably strong technical and interpersonal skills, and University of Edinburgh students perform higher than average throughout this process.  The IT-specific Careers Events have been particularly helpful for us in identifying future Avaloq talent”

Linzi Morrison, Avaloq

“Edinburgh University have consistently provided us with exceptional talent for our Early Careers programmes.  The relationship we have built up over the years and the flexibility of the Careers Service, has opened up many opportunities for us an employer. It’s a partnership that we hugely value and that we hope to evolve over the coming year, to make sure that we continue to open up our opportunities to students in most relevant ways”

Jacquie Mckenzie, Standard Life

 

Hear from an SME

“We always get a fantastic response to our job adverts with the University's free and (mostly!) easy to use service. The calibre of the applications is high and the graduates we have gone on to recruit always prove to be enthusiastic, naturally talented and quick to make a contribution to the bottom line. We are also very grateful to Santander for supporting the internship program that massively lowers the risk of taking on an additional member of the team. Their contribution, combined with the quality of Edinburgh graduates, invariably means that a three month internship quickly becomes full ongoing employment.This success has meant we've really developed a strong partnership with Edinburgh University through contributing to recruitment events to co-developing the "Marketing in a Digital World" course with the university Business School.”

Tim Barlow, CEO Attacat

 “As a small company, we appreciate the input that Edinburgh University students bring to our company. We have generally been impressed with their enthusiasm, reliability and productivity."

Owner Crocodile Clips

Information on our internship programe with SMEs 

Hear from an international employer

“At McKinsey we help world-leading clients to meet their biggest challenges. We find Edinburgh graduates’ sharp intellect and down to earth approach helps them build great relationships with our clients and succeed in the Firm”

McKinsey

“When we think of Edinburgh graduates we think of individuals with a broad understanding of the world, with the ability to innovate and adapt and with the drive to make a difference with their lives. The World Bank is always on the lookout for outstanding talent, for those who can commit themselves to our mission of alleviating poverty. Our partnership with Career Services is critical to raising awareness about opportunities to work in development and to attracting these high performers to our organisation”

David Gray, World Bank

Information about recruiting our international students 

Hear from an employer of postgraduate students

“Edinburgh University is a great place to recruit thanks to our long-standing relationships, research aligned to our business and the high calibre of students”

Tereasa McKay, Graduate and Apprentice Development Manager Leonardo

“Attending PhD and networking events at Edinburgh University has been a truly positive experience. All the students we have come into contact with have been highly engaged and most impressively have come to the events prepared. I’ve found the students to be proactive following the events, taking the opportunity to reach out and network with myself and colleagues to explore opportunities within Thermo Fisher Scientific. The calibre of students we have encountered has been impressive and we look forward to continuing to build on relationships and welcoming some Edinburgh University alumni into our organisation in the near future”

Yvonne Stewart, Thermofisher

Information on our internship programme for PhDs 

 

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