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Supporting SMEs

Many Warwick students recognise that a career with an SME offers increased responsibility earlier in their career, as well as a wider breadth of opportunity. Students are interested in working for a smaller organisation that offers immediate challenges and where they can see the impact of their contribution.

Employer Connect will work closely with you to learn about and understand your business in order to recommend the best plan to meet your recruitment needs.

Grow your business | Access skills | Gain a fresh perspective | Test out future talent

Raise your profile and connect with Warwick students

Advertise your vacancy free of charge

Advertise internships, placements, part-time work experience and graduate opportunities. It is quick and simple to build your profile, visit our advertising page for details.

Join careers events

Access our services throughout the academic year to meet our talented student body and build a profile within the university. SMEs may take part in a range of event formats including fairs, presentations, skills workshops and free-form networking events.

Access short term resource, skills, and specialist knowledge

Offer an Internship or Placement

Support your business need, understand what students can bring and assess a student’s long term employment potential. Our dedicated employer-facing Internship, Placement & Work Experience pages bring together information covering when our students are available, areas of responsibility as well as good practice to support you with this process.

Take part in the Warwick Internship Programme (WIP)

Offering UK-based small and medium-sized enterprises and charities 6 weeks project-based collaboration with a Warwick undergraduate student/finalist, supported by a VAT-free reimbursement grant of £2300 (£2600 where the host organisation is located in Greater London). Funding is available on a first come, first served basis. Eligible employers must be a limited company, pay the intern through their payroll and meet the programme criteria. Please see the website for further information and how to register for the programme.

Tap into student consultancy through the TeamWork Programme

Providing free access to a student consultancy team, the TeamWork Programme brings together a multi-disciplinary, multi-university team of 6 students for four-weeks over the summer. The students work together virtually on a project or challenge facing your organisation, or an area or opportunity that your organisation wishes to explore.

Access temporary workers for immediate business needs

Unitemps is the University’s temporary recruitment agency that places students and graduates into temporary contract work. Contracts can vary in length from one-week to ongoing, and students and graduates are able to work on a full, part-time or flexible basis. Employers are charged an hourly rate with a service charge lower than commercial sector competitors.

Share your career experience and become a mentor

Make a difference to students from disadvantaged backgrounds through mentoring on the Advancing your Strengths Mentoring programme supporting students from underrepresented, low income, first generation, social mobility & minority backgrounds. The objectives are to enable students to grow in confidence, develop personal and professional skills.