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Department of Computer Science

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Recruiting talent

Recruit our graduates and students, and you will benefit from talent that comes equipped for the challenges of the workplace.

Explore the MLP

Discover the advantages of the Manchester Leadership Programme.

Many of our academic courses offer industrial placements enabling our graduates to quickly find their feet in the world of employment. The Manchester Leadership Programme also boosts employability through a mix of taught academic modules and volunteering.

Employers look to Manchester when seeking the best talent. We're one of the most targeted universities in the UK by the nation's top graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2022, High Flyers Research).

Explore the ways that you can recruit our graduates below:

Careers fair

The Industry Placement and Careers Fair is held annually on the lower-first floor of the Kilburn Building at The University of Manchester.

The fair, held annually in October, is open to both undergraduate and postgraduate students who are looking to secure placements, internships and graduate positions. A select and limited group of employers is invited every year, especially those specifically seeking to recruit computer science graduates.

If you're interested in exhibiting at the fair, please get in touch with our industrial and business contact.

Industrial placements

We're always actively looking for companies who wish to take placement students for year-long or summer placements.

We offer a range of undergraduate courses which can be combined with industrial placements.

Students in the Department of Computer Science have, since the inception of these courses, shown themselves to be outstanding in the workplace. Recent innovations in teaching include a first year EBL (Enquiry Based Learning) group project, which has given the students a set of skills including effective team working, self-organisation and team management. This is built in during the second year in a series of tutorials called Coding your Future. We encourage all students to consider gaining experience before they graduate through 

  • Industrial placements on BSc degrees involve a placement between 9 and 14 months between the end of the second year of study and the start of the final year of study.
  • Summer internships

We endeavour to finalise placement opportunities by Easter, ready for placements to commence in June or July. However we encourage companies to get in touch about placement opportunities at any time.

Get in touch with our industrial and business contacts to find out more.

Industry Club

The Department of Computer Science's Industry Club is a large and active group of industry partners. Membership is open to organisations that are seeking to employ students before or after graduation. The Club:

  • allows organisations to build and maintain relationships with the Department and its graduates through a variety of events such as careers fairs, drop-in sessions, guest lectures and tech-talks;
  • provides an opportunity for members to keep up in touch by receiving the Industry Club newsletter;
  • includes an industrial advisory board which recommends content for some areas of the curriculum.

If you would like to join the Industry Club, please contact our industry contact.