University hopes to attract graduate employers to campus with free services
University of Leicester has launched an employer service to help put businesses in touch with its talented students and graduates.
The University hopes to boost campus-led recruitment after a move by graduate employers to fully online recruitment during the Covid-19 pandemic.
However, research from the UK Graduates Careers Survey 2022, found that 87% of final year students believe that employers should now return to a mix of on-campus and online recruitment promotions, to provide students with insight and guidance about future graduate job opportunities.
The University’s careers service is offering free services to businesses with the view to increasing the number of employers on campus for the upcoming year.
Rob Fryer, Director of Careers and Employability, said: “Students have had a tough few years. The move to online engagement during the pandemic limited meaningful engagement with employers, particularly those students from less privileged backgrounds.
“With a view to supporting as many employers as possible to meet our students, access to our services, such as Career Fairs are entirely free.
“We are committed to ensuring that every student has access to employers to help them fulfil their potential and ensure we remove barriers for employers to secure top talent for their business.”
He said: “Our team is here to support you attract, recruit and retain talent. We work with a range of organisations to ensure their recruitment needs are met.
“Each need is different and by working through a partnership recruitment plan to understand your aims, we will support you to engage and recruit your target audience.”