Future Talent

Employers & Recruiters

Why Lancaster?

Why employers choose Lancaster University

“Lancaster is a truly inclusive university with graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, bringing highly skilled & innovative young people into our company."

- Jessica Vincent, Emerging Talents Manager, Danone.

Download our brochure and find out more about how we can work with you: Future Talent Employer Guide 2019 - 20

News & Events

Connect through events


Meet our students face-to-face

Come and meet our students face to face by exhibiting at one of our many careers fairs including our flagship Autumn Fair, Science and Technology Fair and Management & Business Fairs.

Other ways to engage include delivering employer presentations, skills sessions, drop-ins or webinars.

For more information and to book please email futuretalent@lancaster.ac.uk

Connect through events

Connect through study

Connect through study

Faculties & Departments

Connect with our students and academic colleagues within our 4 faculties of Arts & Social Sciences, Management School, Science & Technology and Health & Medicine. Employers have the opportunity to offer students placements, internships and work experience or be part of the curriculum. 

Connect through study

Connect through services

Recruit your Future Talent

Recruit your Future Talent

Advertise your vacancy for free

We offer a free and simple self-service vacancy listing option on our job board TARGETconnect. Register your details on our Job Board and once approved you will have direct access to our job board to upload and manage your vacancy listings.

Use our on-campus recruitment agency

We offer a commercial not-for-profit on-campus recruitment agency. This service can help you to attract, and recruit your future talent, for casual ad-hoc temporary contracts or discreet project-based contracts. We can support payroll services,  candidate screening, or a full end to end recruitment service.

Targeted Communications

We capture information about our students' career goals and interests which means we can target very specific groups of students with key messages that are relevant to them. We can support you to engage with particular student groups, for example through targeted emails based on course, faculty, year of study, or occupational interest. 


Advertise your vacancy

Raise your profile

We work closely with you to raise your profile on campus and assist you in securing applications from our talented students.

Communicate your messages

Communicate your messages

  • Link with our Students’ Union and connect with any of our 200 different societies
  • Advertise through social media, campus plasma screens, printed literature, or sponsorship of campus events, societies or sports clubs
  • Work with academic departments, including guest lectures and sponsorship of academic prizes
  • Engage with students in competitions or challenges, such as Hackathons.


Lancaster students are amongst the best future talent in the UK and are nurtured through an extensive employability support programme, reflected in their outstanding graduate prospects once they leave.

Dedicated careers professionals create personalised career plans that encourage students to engage in employability skills workshops, employer presentations, valuable work experience and placements, and connect with alumni through initiatives like our Mentoring Programme.


Career Mentoring Programme

Our mentoring programme matches professionals (mentors) with Lancaster University students (mentees). It provides a wonderful opportunity for mentees to gain ‘real-world’ insights, but also for mentors to share their wisdom.

The goal of the mentoring programme is to give both mentors and mentees the chance to help one another enhance their professional development in areas such as leadership and communication.

We’re always looking for employers who are interested in mentoring one of our students to help them launch their career.

Contact Claire - our Career Mentoring Officer

The Lancaster Award

Pledge for Lancaster Excellence

The Lancaster Award, developed in partnership with employers, rewards students for taking part in extracurricular activities. This could include volunteering, work experience or attending careers workshops, each time acquiring new skills and experiences valued by employers. For more information about the award, please click here.

The highest achieving Lancaster Award students are nominated for the Lancaster Excellence Awards. To reward their achievement, we invite employers to pledge an 'experience' in their organisation, for example a mentoring meeting with a senior leader, work shadowing or a behind the scenes insight experience of a dynamic and high profile industry.

Do you have something interesting to share as a rewarding 'money can't buy' experience?

Find out more
The Lancaster Award

Meet the Employer Engagement Team

To connect through our services, events, study and to raise your profile email us or telephone 01524 510750 or 01524 592485.