Employer Information DRAFT

Engage with us

We aim to provide employers like you who engage with us a friendly and professional service.

Our students are actively encouraged to undertake work experience - like work placements - to improve their employability. They are highly motivated and enthusiastic, eager to develop their workplace skills and enhance their commercial awareness. They come from a wide range of backgrounds, offering many different skills and experiences.

If you'd like to offer an opportunity to a student, or talk about other types of work-related activities, please contact us.

Email: careers@abertay.ac.uk

LinkedIn: Abertay Careers Service LinkedIn page


Advertise with us

You can advertise graduate jobs, part-time/casual jobs, placements and internships using our free service. Simply register with Abertay Connect


Please read our guidelines on advertising vacancies and our Employers Privacy Policy before posting your opportunities. 


Work Placements

Placements are a 'win-win' situation for you and the student.

You help contribute to the community by giving something back from a social and economic perspective. Your organisation benefits from a piece of work or a project the student completes. There is no salary needed - all we ask for is a short report at the end of the placement period.

You also gain first-hand knowledge of the student’s skills and abilities. Many find our students so useful that they offer full-time employment after graduation or a part-time/summer job.

Placements can vary from one day a week to a short-term full-time placement.

If you have a project or other opportunity you would like to offer to a student, please contact us and we will put you in touch with our specialist work placement advisors.


Each year we run a careers mentoring programme. It is designed to help students improve their personal and professional skills, and prepare them for the world of work.

Participants are matched to mentors based on their course and career interests. The programme runs for six months, from November through to May.

If you would like to get involved as a mentor, please contact us.


The volunteer showcase

The volunteer showcase takes place every September and March.

The Showcase provides students with an opportunity to meet face to face with organisations that actively recruit volunteers.

Please contact us if you would like to take part in the next event to promote your volunteering opportunities to our students.


The Santander Universities Employability Scheme

We are partnered with Santander Universities to offer funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through the Santander Universities Employability Scheme.

The initiative provides employers with funding to recruit a current Abertay student or graduate to work on a project within the business. Projects can be on a flexible part-time/full-time basis, ranging from two-three weeks. The scheme is often run during the summer holidays but can start earlier in semester two to fit around a student's study commitments.

Does this fit here? What does the employer get out of it?

Internships - info needed


BSc Ethical Hacking students often get internships in the 2nd into 3rd year and 3rd into 4th year of their degrees. Our students get ace internships earlier in their degree in comparison to competitors due to our specialist curriculum being spread out over the 4 years. 

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