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June 2020

Our Careers+Placements Employer Team are here to help at this challenging time. Even though we are not currently able to host face-to-face meetings or events, we are working remotely with team members available for a conversation over the phone or a video call.

We are working hard to put plans in place for the Autumn term, we can confirm that our main careers fairs will be hosted online. The dates have been confirmed and bookings are now being taken. Our other event offerings are still being reviewed.We expect the majority of our events to be run remotely, with the possibility of hosting some small campus activity towards the end of term one. Details will be communicated as soon as possible. 

Working together we can navigate this ever-changing landscape, so please keep in touch and let us know how we can help. We hope to hear from you soon. Contact Careers+Placements Employer Team or phone 0121 204 5299, Monday - Friday, 9.00am to 4.30pm.

Are you looking for Placement Student?

For years, Aston students have been heading out to join workplaces around the world as part of their year in industry. If you regularly recruit Aston students, or if it is the first time you are considering this,  speak to our team and they will explain more about the process. You may also like to read about the  benefits of employing a placement student within your organisation.   

To further discuss your options, please call the Employer Team on 0121 204 5299 or email us at  

Advertise all of your recruit needs to Aston students and graduates

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Aston Futures is our newly created bespoke career management hub providing a user interface for employers looking to recruit Aston students.

Aston Futures is used by all Aston students from day one right up to three years after graduation. Students regularly update their profile to show their preferences and publicly promote the type of employment they are actively seeking. Meaning that Aston Futures offers you the opportunity to advertise your jobs directly to Aston students who will receive your new job alerts immediately. This fast, easy service is available to you free of charge.  
Access Aston Futures. 

Aston Futures is also much more than a jobs board, the portal allows you:

Quick and easy access: Account registration is straightforward and FREE of charge.

Increased presence: You will create your own profile allowing students to view company information regardless of whether you are currently advertising

It’s all about you: Upload your logo, pictures and videos to your employer profile to let students know what you’re about and what’s going on

Make changes and view archives: You can make amendments to current adverts, and view/copy any archived jobs you may wish to edit and/or re-advertise with us

Attachments: You will be able to upload documents to support your job information, such as company brochures, application forms etc…

Who’s looking: You will be able to check the number of student views for each of your adverts

Events: View and register your interest in upcoming Careers Fairs and events allowing you to meet Aston students and raise you profile on campus

More contact: Be better informed by us, with emails to provide confirmation of registration, approval of jobs posted and notifications of when your advert is about to expire

If you aren’t already on Aston Futures, we can get you registered today, so let us know and we can send your login details within the next 24 hours.

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We will be running two flagship online careers fairs in 2020. These events will give you the chance to interact with Aston students through a video or chat function and promote your organisation and opportunities to our students and recent graduates.

Event details:
The STEM Fair –Thursday 22nd October 2020
The Business Fair –Tuesday 27th October 2020

There are a range of different sponsorship opportunities available. To find out more information, or to book your place at one of our 2020 careers fairs, please contact the Employer Team.

Another option of meeting and interacting with our students on-campus is to run a skills workshop. Employer led workshops are extremely popular with our students and give them an opportunity to learn about your organisation and the kind of candidates you are looking for.

Ideally, the skills workshop should be interactive and enable the students to learn and practice the skills needed during the recruitment process. The session could be based on recruitment processes such as application forms, interview techniques, assessment centres, psychometric tests etc... whilst incorporating information about your company and the opportunities available, if you wish.

Skills Workshop sessions can be scheduled any weekday usually between the hours of 1-2pm.

To inquire about hosting a Skills Workshop, please contact the Employer Team.


Our 'Drop-in' sessions provide an opportunity to meet with our students on a more informal basis; these take place in the Main Foyer area of the Main Building, during the busy lunchtime hours of 12-2pm.

Bring along a stand, two or three representatives (to cope with the volume of inquiries), company information and any give-aways and talk to our students about your graduate and/or placement opportunities. Students are much more likely to approach you in this setting.

Only one Drop-in per day will be booked by us, making it an exclusive promotional opportunity for your organisation.

Drop-ins take place on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays each week during term time. We will provide you with a table and chairs in a prime location which enjoys high footfall by students and staff. Full organisational support and digital promotion through various channels is included in the cost.

For information on charges, to check availability and book a session, please contact the Employer Team

We send out a regular Careers+Placements newsletter to Aston students during term time and manage a number of social media channels. These channels are a great way for you to raise student awareness of your brand, promote an opportunity, event or competition.

Please contact the Employer Team: for more information.

The Employer Team can help you fill your UK graduate and undergraduate placement opportunities. To discuss further, please contact us on: 0121 204 5299 or email 

We also have a dedicated team who can help you recruit for an opportunity outside the UK. To discuss further, please contact us on: 0121 204 4998 or email