Recruit our students

What do we do?

The Careers and Graduate Futures Service at Heriot-Watt University Dubai aims to assist students and graduates in making informed career choices by providing a professional, high-quality career guidance and information service.

We work closely with a wide range of organisations across different business sectors to ensure that students from all our academic Schools can access a wealth of relevant work experience, internships and graduate opportunities to support their readiness for life once they have completed their studies.

What can we offer you?

Throughout the academic year, we offer a variety of touch points for your organisation to engage with our students (both in-person and virtually) so that there is always an opportunity for you to get involved regardless of your business requirements.

Careers fairs & insight events

Careers Fairs and Insight Events are popular ways for employers to engage with our students:

Insight Events are mostly aimed at first and second year students to give them an introduction to the world of work by allowing organisations to speak about themselves, their industry and the process it takes to get their foot in the door.

Careers Fairs are mostly aimed at penultimate and final year students to make them aware of the work experience, internships and permanent positions available within your company. However, we also encourage earlier years to attend the fairs as a useful way to further develop their understanding of industry.

We run a number of sector-specific careers fairs and insight events throughout the academic year, which is a great way to raise your profile on campus. View our Employer Events Calendar to see our careers events for the year. View our employer events calendar for a list of careers events for the year.

Campus recruitment

There are still other ways for you to increase awareness of your organisation on campus if you’re unable to attend our larger events:

Guest Lectures: engage with students on a smaller scale, providing a perfect networking opportunity.

Skills Training Sessions: pay it forward by enhancing students’ expertise in your field so that they can hit the ground running when they start a role at your organisation.

Recruitment Roadshows: speed up your recruitment processes via face-to-face CV screening interviews with our students on campus.

Drop-In Sessions: setup a desk in our careers area and students passing by can drop-in to speak with you without the distractions of other company stands around you.

Targeted Emails & Newsletter: directly advertise any career related opportunities to our students via our fortnightly careers email & newsletter.

Advertise your vacancies

Our careers portal, GradFutures, is the perfect job platform to advertise your vacancies and enhance your company’s awareness amongst our students and alumni.

 Here are the benefits of having a company profile on GRADFutures:

  • Instantly upload vacancies/events onto the platform along with photos and videos.
  • View the progress of vacancies/events online, seeing the number of views and applications.
  • Autonomously modify, archive or even republish vacancies/events.
  • Target vacancies/events to specific courses and year groups (including graduates).
  • Access to students/graduates across all our campuses (Dubai, Malaysia & UK).
  • Choose how to receive student applications (a daily email summarising all applications or an individual email as each application is made).
  • Participate in our virtual events.

This service is free and has no associated cost with it.

What next?

In an ever-changing world, we are always open to building new relationships with organisations. If you’re interested in partnering with us, please complete the enquiry form or email us at and a member of our careers team will be in touch.

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