Working with our students

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Whether you’re an international organisation or a local SME, there are many ways you can partner with .

These partnerships give our students the best possible start to their careers while also giving you direct access to our greatest resource; more than 24,000 passionate, driven and diverse students and recent graduates.

MDXworks, our careers & employability service, support our students and graduates to shape their career and secure employment by providing a range of services to employers to help you engage with our students and find the best candidates for your business needs.

 

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Vacancies and opportunities

Vacancies and opportunities

We can share your placements, internships, graduate jobs, work experience opportunities, part-time vacancies, or charity volunteering opportunities via our MDXworks service.

We can also share details of other relevant opportunities that would interest our students, such as your open-evenings, taster days, networking events, seminars, creative competitions, opportunities to showcase work, or similar.

There’s no charge to share as we inform students of upcoming opportunities via our online jobs-board, social-media channels, e-newsletter, our jobs-wall in our employability centre, and through our employability advisors and academic staff.

Get involved

Share your vacancy or opportunity with our team. Alternatively, you can create a company profile on our online jobs platform to showcase your organisation and post your own vacancies as and when required. Let us know if you’d like to do so, by emailing the team.

If you’d also like us to help with your recruitment of students by screening CVs, shortlisting applicants, or hosting your selection days, we can do that too. 

Careers events and fairs

Careers events and fairs

Throughout the year, we host a number of careers fairs and employer events, both online and at our inspiring London campus.

Some of our events and fairs are industry-specific, others attract students from across a range of different disciplines, with our flagship Gradstock employment festival usually attracting over 1000 students in the autumn term.

In the spring, we host CareerConnect, our annual placement and work experience fair. We also host Q&A panels, industry insight talks, taster days, mock assessment days and networking events, all of which our employer partners can get involved in.

"Thanks again for having us! We were all so impressed with the students; they were lovely and really engaged. It was an absolute pleasure to work with them and I hope we've encouraged them to apply! Thanks to you and your team as well for all your work promoting the event and managing the logistics!"

Civil Service Fast Stream

Get involved 

There’s no charge for taking part in our events and fairs, get in touch with our team.

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My name is Josh, I work in the early talent recruitment team. I'm Sarah Perry, I work for media and early careers lead. I'm Caroline. Lovely to meet you all. My name is Monica and I am a talent acquisition and supervisor.  

Gradstock 2020, 's biggest annual careers and employment festival, offered a variety of live employer talks. Don't let anyone tell you you can't achieve anything you want to. Panel discussions, workshops, networking, live music, and employer one-to-one sessions.  

We've recorded everything so that all our students and staff can exclusively access and benefit from the sessions via MDX Play. Gradstock 2020 was a huge success. Nearly 1500 students joined us, more than 40 sessions were delivered and over 50 other organisations have partnered with us.  

Gradstock will return in 2021 and we'd love to hear from both students and employers who'd like to participate in making next year's event even bigger and better. Get in touch at mdxworks.ac.uk  

Gradstock - Careers and Employability Festival MDX

Placement and internships

Placement and internships

Hosting a placement or internship gives you the opportunity to connect with the best candidates before they graduate.

All of our courses allow students to complete work-related activities. Many students fulfil a year-long placement in the workplace, where they can immerse themselves in a role that’s relevant to their degree.

Our students are also eager for short-term work experience opportunities or internships, even if it’s for just a few weeks over the summer break, part-time alongside their studies, or after graduation.

"We are delighted that Lubna will continue to work with us after completing her placement, as she has become an integral member of the team. We will certainly offer placement opportunities in the future."

Citizens Advice Witness Service

Get involved

If you’d like to host a placement or internship, get in touch with our team.

If you’re not familiar with providing placements or internships, we can guide you through the process and help you understand the expectations. Or we can simply share you placement or internship opportunity with our students, if that’s all you need.

Recruiting our international students

It has never been easier to hire from the rich pool of international graduate talent coming from . Our rich diversity is what makes us unique. This report highlights the unique skillset international graduates bring, and explains your hiring options under the Graduate and Skilled Worker route.

Real-world employer projects

Real-world employer projects

We recognise the value of collaborative experiential learning and we work hard to embed project-based learning initiatives in the University curriculum to help our students to gain invaluable employability skills and real work experience.

MDXcel is a collaborative, experiential, learning initiative offered by that enables students to collaborate cross-Faculty, to deliver innovative solutions to both internal and external ‘clients’ while gaining invaluable employability skills and real project-based work experience.

The  MDXcel programme offers local businesses and organisations the opportunity to engage smart, innovative minds in providing real solutions to business challenges.

These can range from a prototype; MVP; proof of concept; marketing or business development strategy or viable tech solutions and provide a cost-free solution where there may not be in-house capability, skills knowledge or expertise.

For more complex and longer term projects, we can also facilitate and progress collaborative partnerships, where you can engage our academic expertise via government funded programmes such as InnovateUK.

Get involved

If you’d be interested in our project-based learning initiative, get in touch with our team.

Find out more

Interested in working with our students? Get in touch with the MDXworks team