Students meet STEM employers at Bitesize Careers Event

Students meet STEM employers at Bitesize Careers Event

This April a STEM employers event was held on campus in Carlisle by the Careers and Employability Service. This afternoon event was aimed at current students and University of Cumbria alumni. We had a range of fantastic speakers including Fran Ward from C-STEM, Lucy Dunn from the Lake District Wildlife Park and Libby Shaw from the Careers and Employability Service. Our speakers covered topics such as STEM ambassador roles, networking opportunities, work experience, volunteering, the chance to get involved in research projects, and an introduction to the Career Ahead Employability Award. Following the talks, students and delegates moved into a networking lunch with representatives from the Lake District Wildlife Park, BPD Zenith, C-STEM, Amey, Army Careers, Enterprise Rent a Car and Sellafield. Offering the chance to speak to employers about short-term and summer intern placements, career options in STEM and graduate opportunities.

Attend Events and Access Support

Alumni that have graduated in the last three years are welcome to attend most University of Cumbria Careers Events. Giving you the chance to meet employers and speak with the Careers and Employability Service team. We can offer support with specific career paths as well as guidance around career direction, CV and applications, interview preparation and practice interviews. You can book a phone, skype or face-to-face appointment with our team by completing a short questionnaire. You can find out about upcoming events here. Get in touch via careers@cumbria.ac.uk if you have any queries.

Recruiting University of Cumbria Students and Graduates

Whether you are a large national employer or a local SME in the private, public or third sector, the University of Cumbria’s Careers and Employability Service offers advice and support on recruiting students and graduates to your organisation. We have over 10,000 students at campuses in Carlisle, Lancaster, Ambleside and London. We teach a variety of subjects from Art to Zoology.

We offer free advice and support on recruiting:

  • Seasonal, part-time and temporary roles
  • Short work experience placements
  • Sandwich placements
  • Paid internships
  • Graduate roles

You can advertise on our online Jobshop, social media profiles (@UoCCareers), to specific courses and on campus via posters, careers fairs, employer talks and pop-up sessions.

View our ‘Information for Employers’ leaflet to find out more.  

Contact us at careers@cumbria.ac.uk for support recruiting our students and graduates.