Jobs and recruitment

View current job opportunities at the University of Northampton and apply online. Please be aware that should you be shortlisted for a vacant position and invited to attend an interview the University will not reimburse you for any expenses incurred to attend the interview.

The University of Northampton is dedicated to recruiting, retaining and developing high quality staff and aims to be the number one university in the UK for social enterprise by 2015 – providing exciting opportunities for our staff and delivering real benefits to our community. The University is an exciting place to work for with many developments and opportunities on the horizon. Just some of the staff benefits include:

  • final salary pension schemes
  • minimum of 33 days leave including bank holidays and closed days
  • additional annual leave for length of service (subject to terms and conditions)
  • enhanced maternity leave entitlement (subject to terms and conditions)
  • excellent training and development opportunities
  • professional and friendly environment
  • lifelong learning culture
  • occupational health service
  • flexitime scheme for professional and support staff (subject to terms and conditions)
  • employee social events throughout the year
  • excellent learning resources
  • IT facilities including video conferencing facilities
  • on site gym facilities at Park Campus
  • childcare voucher scheme
  • free transport between campuses
  • discounts at local businesses

Employers

The Careers and Employability Service, a strand of the University Centre for Employability and Engagement (UCEE), provides services to employers to help them promote their company and recruit students and graduates.

Recruiting through the Job Zone allows employers to reach our graduates and over 14,000 students who are studying a diverse range of subjects.

Services for employers include:

  • free service to advertise paid graduate vacancies, internships, placements, work experience, part-time and vacation jobs
  • a targeted email service to finalists or those with a specific degree discipline
  • on campus interview rooms
  • having a stand at one of our 'Meet the Employer' events, providing you with an opportunity to talk to our students about the vacancies available at your company - these events are free to attend and are mainly held in the library foyer at Park Campus but we can accommodate stands at Avenue Campus as well
  • presentations to groups of students about your company and the opportunities available (this could then be followed by a 'Meet the Employer' event as detailed above)
  • stands at our careers fairs
  • opportunities to present to or run student workshops in partnership with careers and academic schools, raising awareness of the skills employers look for

Employers can advertise paid vacancies, which include graduate positions, part time roles, placements, and internships on our online vacancy database - the Job Zone. Employers can email or phone 01604 892938 for details of how to place a vacancy on the database. Alternatively, employers can directly register and promote vacancies onto the Online Vacancy Database.

Part time vacancies and internships

The Job Zone advertises part time and internship vacancies that:

  • are up to 16 hours work per week during term time
  • pay at least the minimum wage
  • full time during the university's vacation periods

For further information about any of the services the University of Northampton offers employers, please email The Careers and Employability Service or phone 01604 892938. Whilst the Careers and Employability Service is happy to promote full time graduate opportunities, it does not operate a placing or matching service. ​

NBS centre for enterprise and employability – information for prospective employers

The NBS Centre for Enterprise and Employability promotes a wide range of activities to help students enhance their employability.

Employability is a set of attributes, skills and knowledge that all labour market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability of being effective in the workplace - to the benefit of themselves, their employer and the wider economy (CBI and NUS, 2011).

Effective engagement with employers is of particular importance to Northampton Business School and our students. It is through the interaction with employers that students are able to develop their work based skills, gain knowledge and become ready for the world of work.

It's not just the students who benefit from this collaboration. As an employer you will be tapping into a pool of enthusiastic, energetic people who are passionate about their subject area and will form tomorrow's workforce.

There are plenty of ways local businesses and business leaders can engage with the University of Northampton's Business School, including:

  • be a visiting lecturer
  • be an interviewer in a mock interview
  • be a host organisation for a student visit
  • be a provider of work experience opportunities
  • be an employer of students as part time employees
  • be a provider of a short summer placement
  • be a provider of a 12 month, full time placement
 

If you would like to get involved or find out more email Claire Corkram.

Employer links

The Careers and Employability Service have contacts with a number of local and national employers. These, with those of the University's Alumni Association, may be able to provide input to professional development modules.

Careers fairs at the University of Northampton provide employers with the opportunity to promote their employment opportunities to undergraduate and postgraduate students. There is an annual Graduate Careers Fair in the autumn term and welcome details of potential exhibitors. Additionally there is a Teacher Recruitment Fair held in December. For further information about fairs or any of the services the University of Northampton offers employers, please email the University Centre for Employability and Engagement or phone 01604 892938.

The Global Employability Initiative

The Global Employability Initiative (GEI) is offered by Northampton Business School (NBS) and links exceptionally talented and enthusiastic international students with companies across the globe.

Actively expanding, the initiative matches students' CVs with work opportunities, as well as preparing them with the necessary skills, knowledge, attitudes and commercial understanding to compete for jobs in their home countries.

​For more information about GEI, please email Dr Holger Siemons.​

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Alumni Association

alumni@northampton.ac.uk

01604 89 2518


The University Centre for Employability and Engagement

01604 892938

ucee_careers@northampton.ac.uk


The Careers and Employability Service

01604 892938

ucee_careers@northampton.ac.uk


NBS Centre for Enterprise and Employability

Claire Corkram

claire.corkram@northampton.ac.uk

01604 893579


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