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Employer Opportunities


Connect with Employers


Our Employer Opportunities Team run a programme of employer activities throughout the year including graduate careers events, networking events and employer presentations giving your students the perfect opportunity to engage with industry professionals. We are here to support Academics in any way we can and help free up your time so if you have any employer related activity we can support with please contact us at EmployerOpportunities@napier.ac.uk


Santander Universities Internship Scheme


Edinburgh Napier University is participating in the Santander Universities Intern Programme, connecting talented graduates with some of the UK’s fastest growing, most exciting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

Santander is part-funding 3 month internships for final year students and recent graduates (up to 2 years). If your students would like to kick-start their career and build valuable experience fast, this is a great way to do it. Please contact us at EmployerOpportunities@napier.ac.uk for further information.


Employer Mentoring Programme


Edinburgh Napier University has been running an Employer Mentoring Programme since 2009 targeting students who may benefit from additional support when preparing to compete for graduate employment. This may be due to their non-traditional route to higher education or the challenges of securing graduate level employment in a particular sector where contacts and industry knowledge are key.

The programmes matches 3rd and 4th year students with a trained, supportive professional employed in a relevant sector of the student’s chosen industry. We offer students the opportunity to:


  • Gain an insight into their chosen industry and the range of job roles available to them
  • Raise aspirations and encourage students to prepare for graduate level employment
  • Build confidence in applying for jobs and develop their interview skills
  • Enhance and develop students’ networking skills and opportunities


Once matched, a student has the opportunity to meet face to face with their mentor up to four times between October and Easter and, in addition, can exchange information with their mentor via our online mentoring portal throughout the academic year in order to maximise the benefits and positive outcomes.


For more on how to apply please direct students to Employer Mentoring on myNapier.