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Work with our students

At De Montfort University we are keen to support the recruitment needs of employers by helping make our students and graduates work-ready.

This is why we launched DMU Works - an ambitious programme to help ensure our students have the skills and qualities sought by today’s employers, and that are needed in the increasingly competitive and global jobs marketplace.

The flexibility of our programme allows us to create tailored recruitment solutions for the individual needs of employers of all sizes and from all sectors, whether a local SME or an international brand.

Our students are talented, enthusiastic and diverse and bring the skills and energy employers want and need in their workforce.  We focus on delivering work experience opportunities for our students to develop the key employability skills that employers value, alongside courses which prepare students for the world of work.

“Working alongside DMU has been a great experience; we have worked together, linking our objectives to ensure we have a positive impact on each other. It has been extremely easy to work with DMU due to their flexible and pro-active approach as they are more than happy to try new methods in the effort to help all of their students gain experience in the business world.

"They have given us the autonomy to run training and recruitment sessions in the way we see best which has allowed ourselves, as employers, to find students we are able to fast track to gain a position with us.”

Becky Wheeldon, Talent Acquisition Specialist, Enterprise Rent A Car


Our mentoring project is all about students making connections and learning from people with industry experience.

Mentoring provides our students with the opportunity to ask questions to professionals who are willing to offer their time and experience in group, online and one-to-one settings. Here you can share your industry and career experiences with students keen to learn from you. 

By sharing your expertise you can make a real difference to their aspirations and plans for their own career, while developing yourself professionally. Our mentors benefit from the project by honing their interpersonal and communications skills and learning how to bring out the best in their mentees.

The project aims to improve the employability of our students by taking them through four key stages, asking them to consider:

  • Where they are now? We help them clarify where they are at in relation to their own employability and its current value.
  • Where do they want to be? We help to identify a future desired state as to the sort of professional you they aim to become.
  • How they get there? We help to explore future pathways using the experience and perspectives of our employability mentors.
  • What is their action plan? We help to undertake actions based on new learning to think, speak and act differently in order to become the professional they seek to be.

Contact us

Take a look at our brochure to see how other businesses and employers have benefitted from our expert support to identify and recruit student and graduate talent.

T: +44 (0)116 257 7595


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