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With 18,000 students and thousands of alumni, Teesside University represents an incredible pool of talent for employers.

Students and graduates contribute to local, national and international organisations of all shapes and sizes, bringing enthusiasm, creativity, innovation, and problem solving to help your organisation thrive.

We can provide a customised approach to your recruitment to

  • Access our recruitment and matching service, to get the best graduate candidates for your business needs.
  • Access part-financed graduate talent for short term projects.
  • Trial prospective new employees.
  • Get the knowledge, skills and technological know-how to increase your company’s performance, productivity and competitiveness.
  • Raise student awareness before they graduate through careers events and presentations.

Support from the University

When employing a student or graduate for a placement opportunity, you’ll have all the support and guidance you need from our team of friendly and experienced advisers. We will help you select the right placement scheme for your business, offer a recruitment and matching service and help you through any paperwork you may need to complete.

Types of placements available

We provide a customised approach to help you find a student or graduate to suit your needs. There are a number of work experience schemes available depending on your requirements.


Placement type Duration and timings Level of student
Masters with ‘advanced practice’ Minimum 12 weeks starting in September and January Second year masters student
Sandwich placement, year in industry Minimum 36 weeks to start between June and September Second or third year undergraduate student
Module placements One or two semesters to be undertaken alongside the student’s course of study Penultimate or final year undergraduate or postgraduate students
Funded graduate internships 8 – 12 weeks, start dates throughout the year Teesside University graduates
Funded undergraduate internships 8 weeks during the summer Penultimate or final year students
Growth Associate Programme* 6, 9 or 12 months University graduates
Graduates for Growth* Fully-funded 12 week graduate internship University graduates

*eligibility criteria apply.

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Quorum Development

Quorum Development, of Sedgefield, County Durham, is a market leader in providing EDT (electronic data transfer) and EDL (electronic dispatches and logging) interfaces to National Grid.

Jordan Robinson, an MEng Instrumentation and Control graduate, during a four month work placement and as part of his Master’s degree project at Quorum Development Ltd, developed an interface that connected up Quorum’s software to a wind turbine, demonstrating that National Grid could automatically control a wind turbine’s output.

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