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University part-time jobs fair will connect students with local businesses

 

The University of Hull is offering businesses in the region the opportunity to recruit and connect with students at a part-time jobs fair.

The fair, which will take place on Wednesday 2 October in the Kingsley Suite, in the University’s Canham Turner building, will provide employers with the chance to meet students face-to-face and promote their part-time/casual vacancies at no cost.

Businesses which have already booked to attend include: DoubleTree by Hilton, Dove House Hospice, Army Reserves, AA Global, KCOM Stadium and Victoria Plum.

John Harrison, Head of Careers, Entrepreneurship and Study Abroad at the University of Hull, said: “We work closely with employers – both locally and beyond to generate opportunities for our students. We know that many of our students are keen to work part-time during their studies – as well as providing extra cash, part-time work can also offer a break from academic work, whilst supporting the development of critical employability skills.

“We hope that by organising this fair, we are helping by putting our students in touch with employers early on in the semester, and that it will also be beneficial for businesses and organisations in the region to be able to recruit staff in this way. Last year, nearly 500 students attended the event.”

The University has a strong employability record, with 95.9% of students in work or further study within six months of graduating.* The University’s Careers and Employability service recognises the impact part-time work can have on developing the key skills to prepare students for graduate employment.

A network of careers, entrepreneurship and study abroad professionals work across the campus to support students to develop their employability, connect with employers and gain the necessary experience to realise their potential and fulfil their career aspirations. Each careers adviser has extensive knowledge and expertise in offering support to students, as well as close links with graduate recruiters in relevant sectors.

At the part-time jobs fair, which is free to exhibit and attend, businesses will be able to raise awareness of their organisation on campus and promote any current or future opportunities.

The fair will take place between 12.00-2.30pm on Wednesday 2 October. To book a stand or for further information, please contact Matt Beecroft on 01482 465098 or email m.beecroft2@hull.ac.uk.

Additional ways that businesses can work with the University of Hull and engage with students include: mentoring, support with graduate recruitment, and the Hull Internship Programme with potential for funding. Please contact careershull@hull.ac.uk for more details.

 

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education for the academic year 2016/7, published by HESA June 2018.

 

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