Aston University is committed to supporting local, national and international businesses through its impactful research and by delivering graduates with a global outlook who are equipped with the work ready skills to support the future growth of organisations. To help you access this talent, the University’s Careers and Placements Team offers a comprehensive, free-of-charge recruitment service.

There are plenty of opportunities for you to employ Aston’s talent:

  • Students on a placement year (a placement is usually a year-long in duration and will take place when a student is two years into their degree. Placements students bring with them a grounded knowledge about the theory and application of their subject).
  • Graduates
  • Summer internships
  • Seasonal/part-time work

We also offer other services which include drop-in sessions, careers fairs and skills workshops which will enable you to promote your organisation to Aston students and graduates, and a Professional Mentoring Scheme which pairs business professionals with students to offer them one-to-one support.

Ben Marks, Managing Director of YouthSight, said: “We chose to recruit students from Aston University because we know that the University embeds employability into all aspects of the student journey, ensuring they are equipped with the right skills and mind-set for the workplace. We weren’t disappointed: the placement students we’ve recruited have had an extremely positive impact on our business, helping to alleviate pressure points and bringing a fresh approach to how we work.”

The best way to advertise your opportunities is to sign up – free of charge – to Aston Futures, the University’s online jobs platform, which is accessed exclusively by Aston students and recent graduates, and is the first place they will look for employers who are targeting Aston University.

For more information, call 0121 204 5299 to discuss your options with a member of the Employer Engagement Team. Alternatively, you can email the team at or visit for more information.