Information for Employers
The Careers Service at Oxford University aims to enable organisations to promote opportunities effectively and make contact with the most appropriate students.
We offer a wide range of services to support organisations of all sizes at any stage of the recruitment process. From working with multi-national corporations looking for 200 new graduates this year to local start-up companies interested in recruiting research scientists, our Student and Employer Engagement Team and expert careers advisers are here to help.
Start by using CareerConnect
The CareerConnect platform is exclusive to Oxford University students, researchers and alumni. This is where you can advertise upcoming events and list jobs and internships.
Below are some of the ways in which you can promote your organisation at Oxford.
The Oxford recruitment market is very crowded. Last year there were more opportunities promoted on our vacancy system, than there were students leaving Oxford to enter work. So new entrants to this crowded market need to find ways to raise their profile to gain recognition. It can take two to three years to build a recruitment profile and programme at Oxford.
Two recent examples of organisations that have built their strategies around building their brand recognition at Oxford:
- A blue chip major resources company had been recruiting a handful from Oxford each year and sought our help in creating a programme. They booked to attend several careers fairs, ran events in the relevant departments, sponsored one or two learning development programmes, and took ads in our Oxford Guide to Careers. This year, having established themselves as an employer of choice, all of the Oxford students they made offers to accepted without hesitation.
- A small new professional services firm with no recruitment history at Oxford came to a fair, agreed to speak on relevant panels, sponsored a student society and ran skills sessions for students at the Careers Service. This year, they offered two Oxford students a job.
Find out how to advertise your vacancies on our CareerConnect system and how to recruit interns through our popular internship programmes exclusive to Oxford University students.
If you have you got a challenge or idea that you would like to explore further and would you like an external perspective on a business or policy opportunity, you can submit a projects for consideration through our partnerships in the community projects. Oxford students may be able to help you as a client on the Oxford Strategy Challenge and the Student Consultancy.
Our mission is to enable students to make well informed decisions about their career. As part of this, we are actively exploring ways to help students learn about organisations’ approaches to sustainability. Upon registration on our CareerConnect system, employers are asked details of their sustainability credentials.
We recommend that employers who are interested in engaging with us read the Understanding Oxford briefing, which details the university structure, its terms, and a look at the student population.
Organisations intending to take advantage of a number of opportunities to engage with students can benefit from becoming members of our Employer Engagement Network. Membership offers a wide range of benefits, including targeted communications to students interested in your industry sector, first refusal rights on panels and skills sessions, guaranteed space at our sellout fairs, and discounts on other activities.
Support current Oxford University students by offering skills sessions, mock interviews, and more.
As an employer or potential employer, you can check the degree status of University of Oxford graduates and students securely online. Please see further information on the Verifying Qualifications webpage and on the eDocuments and eDocuments FAQ pages.