Recruit our students and graduates

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Heriot-Watt University has a reputation for producing high calibre, employable students and graduates and there are many different ways they can work with your organisation.

Our Careers Advisory Service offers a full range of professional and flexible services to enable access to this quality resource.

Coronavirus information for employers 

In light of the current situation, we are providing a range of opportunities for employers to engage with students and graduates via virtual events such as live webinars or skills sessions, Q&A sessions and video case studies. For more information and to arrange a session, please email   

Careers fairs

Find out how you can attend one of our many Careers Fairs at Heriot-Watt.

Campus recruitment

Increase awareness of your organisation on campus:

  • Skills training
  • Careers fairs
  • Presentations on campus
  • Drop-in sessions
  • Recruitment interviews
  • Targeted emails
  • Advertising and sponsorship

If you're an employer and interested in contributing your expertise to develop our students and graduates and connect you to future talent, we'd love to hear from you. Contact us at to find out more.

Advertise your vacancies

Heriot Watt University Gradfutures, brought to you by the Careers and Graduate Futures Team in partnership with Job Teaser, is the perfect job platform to advertise your vacancies and enhance your company’s profile.

By creating a company profile, you are improving your chances of attracting top talent as students and alumni will have greater visibility of your company and your company’s values and events, even if you don’t have any current job vacancies.

GRADfutures gives you the ability to add videos, pictures, special offers and events to the page which may be of interest to the students and increase their employability.

Use of the service is free.

Register or Post a Vacancy: Log in to the Heriot-Watt vacancy system.

Please read our Vacancy Handling Terms and Conditions.

Industry placements

For students looking to continue their studies further, we offer a range of Masters level degrees which have credit-bearing industry placements built into the courses to enhance student employability. Although securing a placement is ultimately the student's responsibility, we actively work in conjunction with businesses of varying sizes across different sectors, to create additional placement opportunities for our students.

We offer placements for the following courses:

  • MSc International Business Management with Industry Placemen
  • MSc Civil Engineering with Industry Placement
  • MSc Construction Project Management with Industry Placement
  • MSc Commercial Management & Quantity Surveying with Industry Placement
  • MA Fashion and Textiles Design with Industry Placement

Find out how you can hire a placement student.

Careers Mentoring Programme

The Career Mentoring Programme (CaMP) connects professionals working in a wide variety of industries with current Heriot-Watt students to support their long-term career planning.

Through mentoring a student you will have an important effect on their career and development.

Key information

Careers Advisory Service