Recruit our students and graduates

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Heriot-Watt University has a reputation for producing high calibre, employable students and graduates and there are many different ways they can work with your organisation.

Our Careers Advisory Service offers a full range of professional and flexible services to enable access to this quality resource.

Careers fairs

Find out how you can attend one of our many Careers Fairs at Heriot-Watt.

Campus recruitment

Increase awareness of your organisation on campus:

  • Skills training
  • Careers fairs
  • Presentations on campus
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Recruitment interviews
  • Targeted emails
  • Advertising and sponsorship

If you're an employer and interested in contributing your expertise to develop our students and graduates and connect you to future talent, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at employers@hw.ac.uk to find out more.

Advertise your vacancies

Heriot Watt University Gradfutures, brought to you by the Careers and Graduate Futures Team in partnership with Job Teaser, is the perfect job platform to advertise your vacancies and enhance your company’s profile.

By creating a company profile, you are improving your chances of attracting top talent as students and alumni will have greater visibility of your company and your company’s values and events, even if you don’t have any current job vacancies.

GRADfutures gives you the ability to add videos, pictures, special offers and events to the page which may be of interest to the students and increase their employability.

Use of the service is free.

Register or Post a Vacancy: Log in to the Heriot-Watt vacancy system.

Please read our Vacancy Handling Terms and Conditions.

Industry placements

We offer a range of Masters level degrees which have credit-bearing industry placements built into the programme. Industry placements allow our students to apply their industry-focused academic learning within a work-based setting, enhancing their employability upon graduating. Although securing a placement is the student's responsibility, Student Placement Co-ordinators actively work with established industry partners and new businesses of varying sizes to source additional placement opportunities.

We offer placements for the following courses:

  • MSc International Business Management with Industry Placement
  • MSc Civil Engineering with Industry Placement
  • MSc Construction Project Management with Industry Placement
  • MSc Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying with Industry Placement
  • MA Fashion and Textiles Design with Industry Placement
  • MSc Advanced Mechanical Engineering with Industrial Application
  • MSc Global Sustainability Engineering with Industrial Application
  • MSc Robotics with Industrial Application

Industry placements are a great way to increase your company’s talent pipeline in a low-risk way, whilst providing employers additional resources to drive forward projects. To learn more about industry placements benefitting your business, please visit our hire a placement student page.

Our Employer Engagement team works closely with industry to help businesses find suitable students with the relevant skillset and knowledge aligned with business needs. Aside from our credit-bearing placement courses, if you are interested in exploring summer internships, part-time roles or final-year graduate opportunities we want to hear from you. Please get in touch with us at employers@hw.ac.uk

Careers Mentoring Programme

The Heriot-Watt Career Mentoring Programme connects professionals working in a wide variety of industries with current Heriot-Watt students to support their long-term career planning.

Through mentoring a student you will have an important effect on their career and development.

For more information on how to get involved in the Career Mentoring Programme, please contact our programme co-ordinator Karen Beattie.

Key information

Careers Advisory Service