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Free recruitment service through The University of Manchester

Manchester Graduate Talent (MGT) is the free recruitment service offered by The University of Manchester giving local Manchester businesses access to high quality graduate talent. Local companies can advertise their entry level vacancies for free through the university jobs board and the MGT team will promote the opportunities to a targeted group of students who want to stay and work in Manchester. The scheme was designed for Manchester-based recruiters to specially target final year students/graduates and also supports with help in writing job descriptions, advertising, receiving applications, first sifting and help arranging interviews. Roles advertised can be permanent, short-term or internships. Here are a couple of testimonials from businesses that used MGT in 2017:

“We had a great selection of very capable candidates. The calibre of students was excellent, all very talented and knowledgeable on the subject. MGT provided us a room for first round interviews on campus and it was seamless. We had a very good selection of students”, Chief Scientist.

“From day one The University of Manchester were not only engaged and helpful but connected us with strong relevant candidates with skill sets relevant to the role. They appreciated that candidates needed to meet the cultural dynamic and required skill sets rather than just a strong university grade”, Managing Director.


Angela Standish from the Employer Engagement Team told us the team regularly visits client’s offices to gain a strong understanding of their recruitment needs and company values. MGT also offers a way to connect with the university in attending recruiter events for example Grad Fairs, Skills Sessions and Employer Presentations. The Team also run the International Talent programme which is specifically targeted to match businesses with students with language skills and/or country knowledge. With over 160 languages across 38,000 students there is a huge pool of talent right on the doorstep.

Contact the team via or call 0161 275 2465 for an informal chat.