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Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Get involved

Supporting a student with a work placement or becoming a mentor can be a rewarding experience for everyone involved. Individuals and businesses who are interested in helping shape future leaders and benefitting  from the enthusiasm and innovation Coventry University’s students offer, can give their support in the following ways:

Provide an internship or work placement

Could your business benefit from a boost of fresh ideas and enthusiasm? Offering an internship or work experience is a great way to tap into the latest thinking and an ideal opportunity for students to improve their future employability prospects. Real work experience is a major asset for any students’ CV and can help build contacts as well as confidence.

If you would like to advertise an internship or work placement, please contact us directly.  Our details are on the bottom of this page.

Give a careers talk

Sharing your experience of working in industry can help to inform and influence students about future career options. Offering words of wisdom about the realities of working life and sharing top tips for getting started can offer inspiration and encouragement in their employment search.

Contact us directly if your are interested in giving a careers talk.  Our details are on the bottom of this page.

Advertise graduate roles

If your company offers a graduate scheme or graduate placements, then why not invite applications from your alma mater? Just let the Alumni Office know and we can help advertise your company’s current graduate roles and bring the next generation of Coventry talent into your business.

If you would like to advertise a role to Coventry graduates, please join our alumni platform CUAlumni.org where you'll be able to advertise to thousands of fellow graduates.

Become a mentor

Dedicating time to mentor a student can be rewarding for everyone involved. Your experience could help someone focus on the skills they need to develop or the experience they should gain. A guiding hand at the early stages of someone’s professional life can make a positive impact on their future.

If you would like to mentor a graduate, please join our alumni platform CUAlumni.org.  If you would like to mentor a current student, please contact us directly.  Our details are on the bottom of this page.

Manage an alumni group

Alumni groups are a great way to interact with like-minded graduates and you can set one up that is focused on a subject, region or country.  We already host a number of alumni groups but if you would prefer to create one that is subject- or regionally-focused, then please do be in contact.  Our details are below.

Contact

To find out more about the range of ways you can support Coventry University, contact us +44 (0) 24 7765 8589 or alumni@coventry.ac.uk.