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Keele talent

With around 10,000 students and a diverse range of degrees on offer, Keele University develops talented students into some of the most employable graduates in the country.  Find out how you can connect with Keele talent...

Careers and employability

Careers Fair Keele University offers a variety of high quality services to employers wishing to engage with Keele University students and graduates:

  • Free online vacancy advertising of student and graduate jobs, work experience and internships
  • Annual graduate careers fair
  • An opportunity to join the Keele Employer Advisory Group
  • Opportunities to talk informally with students at networking events
  • Chance to work with students within the curriculum
  • Chance to inform annual academic, careers, employability and enterprise plans
  • Advice about student and graduate recruitment.

Find out more about the opportunities available to businesses on our dedicated Careers and Employability website.


Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme

KRISP Are you a small business that is thinking about, or is currently in the process of, developing a new product, process or service? The Keele University Research and Innovation Support Programme (KRISP)* can help you.

By providing academic expertise and student talent, it can deliver the knowledge, focus and processes that will help your business to innovate and grow.

‌Find out more about the opportunities available through KRISP on our dedicated webpages.

*The Keele Research and Innovation Support Programme (Ref: 32R16P00711) is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England 2014 to 2020 European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.


Degree and Higher Apprenticeships

‌‌Student nurse in library We offer expert support to identify and deliver apprenticeship solutions that meet your business aspirations. Work with us to develop an offer meeting the future needs of your organisation. We can help you with the challenges and embrace the benefits of apprenticeships.

Find out more about the benefits of apprenticeships to employers on our dedicated apprenticeship webpages.


Placements and Internships

Santander Universities logo We offer a range of placements as part of our programmes, from 70 hours to one year in duration. In the last year we have offered more subsidised Santander internships than any other university; facilitating a low-cost, low-risk way to bring Keele talent into your business. Typical roles focus on business, PR, marketing, research, IT or science.

We offer free shortlisting services to ensure that the process is efficient and effective. Internship wage subsidies are available for eligible businesses.

More information is available on our Placements, Internships and Careers webpages.


Student and graduate enterprise

Students with laptops Want to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders? Whatever you’re willing to offer, from a one-off commitment like speaking to something more sustained like mentoring, our student entrepreneurs would love to learn from your experience.

To find out more, please contact Will Pritchard, Entrepreneur in Residence, on w.pritchard@keele.ac.uk


Get involved in academic programmes

Coffee with employers event You could offer an employer perspective by being an expert speaker or by contributing live projects and business challenges to the curriculum.

Keele is committed to collaborative and social learning: we would really value your input into course and assessment design that prepares students for the future of work.

For more details, please contact Terry Dray, Associate Director for Employability and Employer Engagement, on t.r.dray@keele.ac.uk.

To find out more about how you could get involved in any aspect of Keele's talent or business support opportunities, please contact Keele University's Business Gateway on 01782 733001 or email business.gateway@keele.ac.uk.