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Employer Engagement and Curriculum Development

The University of the Highlands & Islands and its partner colleges are fast-growing hubs of innovation and insight, with powerful local and national networks and a growing international presence. There are a number of ways that businesses of all shapes and sizes can interact with students and staff, including:

  • Advertising vacancies, voluntary, graduate and work experience opportunities on our online JobShop for free
  • Offering student/graduate placements, internships or work experience opportunities
  • Delivering presentations or participating in seminar and workshop programmes
  • Collaborating with students by offering employer-led projects or case studies
  • Collaborating with staff in an advisory capacity to ensure the curriculum is informed by businesses and industry

Find out more about our Careers & Employability team and access employer resources

Register on our JobShop to advertise opportunities at your organisation

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Benefits of collaborating with our students and graduates include:

  • Access to a wider talent pool for recruitment
  • Access to bright new ideas from motivated students and graduates
  • Raising awareness of your organisation and any opportunities available
  • Addressing short-term support/work needs – shorter placements or temporary interns can be a key resource
  • Influencing the quality and preparedness of people coming into the labour market
  • Well-informed succession planning and workforce development
  • Giving back to the community by supporting students/graduates in their development and preparation for work
  • Helping to shape the curriculum so it is relevant to your needs as an employer
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