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We've been producing employable graduates for almost 50 years, so Aston has strong relationships with national, international as well as local employers. These relationships are extremely important and make a real contribution to your future. 

Working closely with our graduate employers enables us to build degrees that are highly relevant to your graduate job. It also opens up placement year opportunities that will prepare you for the world of work, so you hit the ground running after you graduate.

Aston's relationship with employers benefits you

It's all very well a university boasting about it's engagement with high profile employers, but how does this directly benefit you? As an Aston student, you will benefit from:

  • Meeting prospective employers face to face at presentations, drop-ins and recruitment fairs - over 200 graduate employers come onto campus each year to meet Aston students! 
  • Major employers  actively targeting you with placement and graduate jobs.        
  • Aston working hard to promote you for placement opportunities and potential graduate employers. 
  • Receiving free advice, information, help and contacts for graduate employers planning their recruitment activity.

What do graduate employers think of us?

"A number of graduates from Aston University have joined Accenture to begin their career in consulting…many have joined after graduating, and some have completed a 12 month industrial placement which has led to a permanent offer of employment.”
"PricewaterhouseCoopers is the world’s leading professional services firm. For an insight into the world of business and professional services, it is hard to beat. PricewaterhouseCoopers have been actively recruiting Aston students for business placements and graduate schemes over a number of years and continue to be delighted by the calibre of the students from Aston.
"The bottom line is that Aston seems to produce graduates more likely to demonstrate the required competencies that we demand – true all-rounders. Unilever is one of the world’s leading consumer goods companies – in both foods and home and personal care markets across the globe. Our brands, including Dove, Magnum, Hellmann’s, Persil and Lynx, are used by over half the families in the world every day. The Unilever Companies’ Management Development Scheme (UCMDS) offers a challenging, complex and sophisticated working environment to anyone seeking a meaningful career in business.” 
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