As an employer, you’ll want to recruit the best individuals who can make a real difference to your organisation. Cranfield graduates have that extra something and are the envy of the industrial world.

Thanks to our significant interaction with commerce and industry, Cranfield students benefit from a focus on the practical application of their studies rather than pure theory.

Our programmes are applied and relevant, informed by cutting edge-research that we carry out on behalf of our clients and partners. This means our graduates come away with a ‘real-world’ mind-set and skills that ensure they can make a seamless transition from study to the world of work, creating immediate value for employers.

There are a number of ways you can tap into our talent pool to recruit high-quality Cranfield graduates.

Advertise a vacancy

There are over 3,000 students every year who graduate with a degree in one of our specialist areas of aerospace, transport, defence and security, water, energy, environment, agrifood, management and manufacturing. We graduate the highest number of engineering and technology postgraduates compared to any other UK university. Among this talent pool could be the perfect candidate for your position.

We will be pleased to help you promote your job vacancies to our students.

You can advertise a job vacancy to our MBA, MSc and PhD students across all of Cranfield’s specialist areas via our online talent management portal, Symplicity.  This service is free and easy to use, and allows you to target specific student groups, manage applications, register for career events and more.  

To discuss Symplicity, please contact p.pickering@cranfield.ac.uk. To sign up for your free account and start posting vacancies today, please register.

Take a stand at one of our recruitment fairs

Our careers fairs serve as an excellent opportunity for you to promote your company and meet our students. Watch our short photo film taken at a previous careers fair and listen to comments from employers, Cranfield alumni and students.

To find out more contact our Careers Department.

Give a presentation to our students about working for your company

Offering an employer presentation is an excellent way to meet our students and for them to hear first-hand what you are looking for from your candidates, and the type, and scale of work they could be involved in.

The presentations are often held in the evening and in the past we have attracted companies such as Rolls-Royce, Airbus, Subsea 7, Eads Astrium, Careers in Africa, DAF Trucks, British Airways, MTC, Mott MacDonald, GE Aviation, PWC, EASA, Amazon, Kerry Group, Bearing Point LCP and Capgemini.

If you would like to present your opportunities to our students and graduates, we can arrange a suitable venue and provide you with your choice of presentation equipment, just get in touch with us.

Offer a work placement

One way of attracting high-quality graduates to your company is to offer a placement to a single student or group of students.

Here is some feedback by a small selection of employers who have been greatly impressed by what they have achieved by engaging in projects with Cranfield students:

“The pursuit of enhanced environmental performance is vital to Boeing’s research and challenging young minds pays dividends by enhancing the future skills and creating the intellectual capacity on which our industry thrives.” (David Paisley, Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company)

“Working with Cranfield has been a breath of fresh air. The experience offered by such an enthusiastic and diverse group of students has been very rewarding. Their ideas and energy have put life back into a difficult and draining project.” (Steve Howell, Integration Manager, Jaguar Land Rover)

Sponsor student research

In keeping with our commitment to ‘innovation in action’, all of our MSc programmes include an individual and/or group project element focused on a particular challenge which is often undertaken in an industrial setting. This has numerous benefits for you – not only can this help address a short-term research need, it could lead to the employment of high-quality graduates in the long-term. Find out more about our consultancy and specialist research.

Ways of working with Cranfield