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Our team of employability experts can provide advice and guidance to help you target the right students and raise your profile on campus. If you are a first-time recruiter or a small business looking for recruitment advice please do feel free to contact one of the team below or email

Lara Burton

Currently manages a strategy to develop and support final year students and graduates into their desired destinations post-graduation. Also organises the University’s spring careers fair: aimed at final year students and graduates across all degree disciplines, the fair is a great way to reach large numbers of students and provides a platform through which you can discuss your opportunities and encourage suitable candidates to apply.

Robyn Brown

Responsible for supporting both students and employers with graduate and student recruitment, through managing vacancies and facilitating employer-led on-campus activities. Manages our Festival of Careers: taking place early in the academic year, this week-long Festival brings together a series of careers fairs, and application and selection workshops. Also supports students that have been through our Talent Development Programme to gain access to enhanced employer opportunities

If you’re an employer that is interested in recruiting our students, please do get in touch.

Hazra Patel

Establishes and strengthens links with regional SMEs that provide graduate employment and opportunities to enhance students’ employability. Responsible for overseeing the Employment Hub project as well as managing the Santander funding budget provided to SMEs.

Rosie Whittingham

Builds and manages relationships with local SMEs to provide employment, placement and internship opportunities for graduates and students to enhance students employability. Responsibly for jointly overseeing the Leicester Employment Hub and Santander funding projects available for SMEs alongside Hazra Patel.

Molly Juckes

Manages the University of Leicester's Professional Mentoring Programme, a University wide programme which introduces engaged students to an established network of industry leading professionals.

Tamara Hissett

Responsible for the strategic development of work placement opportunities across the University, which includes work-based learning modules, short-term micro placements, year placements, summer placements and year abroad opportunities. 

Samuel Parr

Focuses specifically on placement years, working with employers to develop and advertise great opportunities for our students. Whether you're thinking about developing a placement year or want to promote your existing placements, I'd be delighted to speak with you.