Graduate recruitment and student engagement


Graduate recruitment

We have a dedicated careers service – UHI Careers. The service has dedicated staff who help all the university’s students and graduates achieve success in finding appropriate work after they graduate. The service operates a jobs database where your requirements can be listed free of charge and the right students can be matched to your jobs.

Student engagement

You can engage with students from the University of the Highlands and Islands in a number of ways to fulfill your skills and employee needs. These include :

  • Student Work Placement or Internship
    A period of time a student spends in the workplace as an assessed component of their studies, normally related to their academic discipline.  Student work placements can last from a minimum of 2 weeks to one year and can be undertaken on a part-time or full-time basis.  National minimum wage legislation applies unless the placement provider falls within the definition of a charity, voluntary organisation, an associated fund raising body or a statutory body.
    Student work placements are supported by a named placement co-ordinator who will work with the employer to scope the placement and can if required help to facilitate the recruitment process.  The co-ordinator will remain in contact throughout the placement, and will visit the student and the employer to review progress.
  • Student Work Experience
    An unsupported period of time a student spends in the workplace not directly connected to their studies or an accredited module or programme.
  • Work Shadowing
    Where a student observes a member of staff working in an organisation, in order to gain a better understanding of what a particular job entails, activity is typically unpaid and offered on a short-term basis i.e. a minimum of 3 – 5 days
  • Employer-generated Student Project
    Where an employer provides a student with a brief for an identifiable project, often requiring specific knowledge or skills.  Student projects can be undertaken either individually or on a group basis and do not entail the student or students being based on the employers premises.  Projects are supported by lecturing staff and can be paid or unpaid.
  • Volunteering
    An unsupported period of time that as student spends on an activity which aims to benefit society or the environment.  Volunteering is an activity undertaken of a student’s own free will and with no remuneration
  • Graduate Internship
    A period of work-experience undertaken by a student on graduation, normally on a full-time basis and lasting for a minimum of 6 months to 1 year. Graduate Internships are usually offered on a fixed term basis and subject to national minimum wage legislation.