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Employers and placements

The University of Bradford has more than 50 years' experience of providing sandwich education, and has extensive contacts throughout industry in the UK and abroad.

Many of our degree courses include the option of a 12-month work placement, giving you invaluable experience. Each Faculty has dedicated placement tutors to guide you through the process, and help you find opportunities relevant to your chosen course and career.

Meet the employers

Our Career and Employability Services arrange a variety of events to help improve your employability skills and put you in direct contact with recruiters, including regular careers fairs throughout the year. 

Read about some of the employers who attend below:

Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance

Christian Bunting, Teaching School Director & Katie Waring, Head of Initial Teacher Training

Bradford Birth to 19 Teaching School Alliance is led by St Edmund's Nursery School in Bradford, and is the largest primary teacher training provider in West Yorkshire. It offers more than 100 teacher training places and "salaried routes to qualified teacher status in Bradford-area Schools".

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Mark Cox - University Talent Acquisition Assistant

University of Bradford students have been employed in all areas of the business at Cummins, on short and long-term placements, and through the company's graduate programme. Mark Cox tells us what they're looking for in a new recruit: "We are looking for students who, along with a strong academic background, are ambitious, driven, and match up with our company core values."

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Enterprise Rent-a-Car

Lynne Mounsey - Northern England Human Resources Manager

University of Bradford students are "perfect for Enterprise's fast-paced, dynamic graduate business management programme," says Lynne Mounsey.

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Sam Biggar - Recruitment Co-ordinator

Jacobs is a multi-national professional services company with 66,000 employees in more than 30 countries around the world. They're looking for good (2:1 or above) engineering graduates from the University of Bradford - and have employed five in the last year alone.

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