Recruit our students

With a student population of just over 40,000, The University of Manchester is the biggest university in the UK offering over 1,000 degree programmes spread across three faculties.

The University of Manchester is the UK's most targeted universities by recruiters and employers (High Fliers, 2018) with 93% of our graduates going straight into employment or further study (HESA, 2016). Plus we were a finalist in the Target Jobs “best university employability strategy” awards (2017).

Depending on your requirements, timescales and budget the Employer Engagement Team can provide advice and guidance to help you target the right students and raise your profile. This often means undertaking a variety of activities such as those listed on our Events page. There are a number of ways in which you can attract the best talent to join your business or organisation:

If you are a first time recruiter or a small business seeking recruitment advice and guidance please contact the team via

Social mobility and graduate recruitment

The University of Manchester is committed to working with recruiters to improve social mobility in the workplace as talented students from less privileged backgrounds sometimes face barriers which may prevent them from competing fairly with their peers in the graduate recruitment market. These barriers could be a lack of personal and professional networks; lack of financial means to undertake internships or other opportunities; or it could simply be a lack of confidence when applying for jobs.

We have a team of staff at the Careers Service dedicated to working on improving the skills and graduate destinations of our widening participation (WP) students and we welcome working with recruiter partners on this important agenda. For more information on the ways in which you can reach this student group please contact

We also aim to equip our students with opportunities to make a difference through tackling real world challenges.

Target postgraduate students

Most of the services open to those recruiting our undergraduates are equally applicable to postgraduates. If you would like some advice about the best way to target our postgraduate students, please contact the team via