Employer Engagement Team
The Employer Engagement Team helps employers fill graduate, internship and placement vacancies and raise their profile with UCL students. We manage a programme of events including fairs, presentations and skills development sessions, and offer a range of channels to advertise career opportunities. We are always happy to discuss individual employers' needs face to face or by phone.
Please visit the Recruiters' Homepage for more information on services and contact details.
Phil heads up the team who provide our range of services and events for employers, including recruitment events, placements and vacancy services, skills development programmes, and employer-led careers programmes in academic departments. He also sits on the Careers Management Team. Much of his time is spent meeting and advising employers who wish to recruit our students and graduates, and developing relationships with those who already do. Phil has worked for UCL Careers Service since 2000 in a variety of roles, including Acting Head of Careers. An English graduate from Royal Holloway, University of London, Phil has also worked in the insurance industry and managed a touring theatre company.
Employed through UCL Careers, Shak’s role as Employer & Alumni Engagement Manager for UCL School of Management focuses on developing stronger partnerships between the School and high profile employers across a wide range of sectors and activities. She and her team work closely with employers to deliver effective on-campus strategy based on their objectives and targets, which strengthens awareness of their brand and opportunities amongst students studying in the School. Her work involves maximising student opportunity to engage with employers in a broad range of activities, including employer case studies, curriculum-based teaching, one-to-one coaching and mentoring, etc. with the aim of improving students’ soft/technical skills and commercial acumen, and enabling them to demonstrate such skills much more effectively to potential employers, ultimately improving their employability. In addition, Shak sources industry participants for UCL School of Management’s international activities at home and overseas, and is responsible for the development and delivery of alumni engagement strategy for the School, so that it enjoys stronger relationships with its alumni and utilises them more effectively as a source for potential business and employment opportunities.
After graduating with a degree in English Literature, she worked in graduate recruitment for a variety of organisations, where her responsibilities included developing national campus marketing and attraction strategy, designing and implementing best practice in-house recruitment and selection processes, rolling out effective graduate inductions and development programmes, and managing summer internship programmes for business areas including consulting, investment banking, corporate finance, marketing and software engineering.
Rochelle has been with UCL Careers Service since
October 2010. Until April 2013 she was the Employer Services and Events Officer
responsible for organising employer-led skills development activity for PhD
students. As part of Rochelle’s role she has developed and maintained
relationships with employers wishing to recruit UCL students and graduates. In May 2013 Rochelle became the Placements and Vacancies
Manager and she is now responsible for the team who facilitate placements and
internships for various academic programmes at UCL, as well as the team who
manage UCL’s shortlisting service, UCL Talent Bank. Departments include the
Arts & Science BASc degree programme, the LIDO/ BBSRC PhD Programme, the
BSc Management Science degree programme and the Engineering Faculty. Prior to
working at UCL Rochelle managed a bioscience internship and training
programme at the Royal Veterinary College and worked in the Faculty of
Lifelong Learning at Birkbeck College. Before that, and after graduating with a Masters in Arts Policy & Management, Rochelle worked within various think tanks, and education & arts charities running events programmes and project activities.
Joanna works directly with the UCL School of Management. She
is responsible for administrative functions to ensure the smooth running of
Employer Engagement events and Alumni Activities. Her role entails assisting
the organisation of bespoke events and activities for employers, alumni and
current students to increase opportunities for students to network and build
connections with employers.
After graduating from UCL in 2015, with a degree in History, Joanna joined the Employer Engagement team in January 2016.
Laura’s role as Internships and Vacancies Officer for UCL Talent Bank puts her in regular contact with employers and recruiters from a variety of sectors. Her role involves advertising vacancies relevant to UCL students, graduates and postgraduate researchers. She then sends a shortlist of the best applications directly to the recruiter for the vacancy – which mean applicants can skip the speculative application approach and sometimes also the lengthy online form!
Laura has a bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a specialism in Gender Studies, and holds a certificate in Coaching and Mentoring. She started working at UCL Careers in 2014 as an intern and has since then experienced a variety of job roles within the service – from booking and co-ordinating employer events on campus, to extensive internet research for internship opportunities.
She has previously interned for The Careers Group Central Services, CAPP & Co, and WorkCare Coventry and Warwickshire.
Kathryn works primarily with SME’s sourcing and promoting Internship and Vacancy opportunities for UCL Engineering. She also manages our Engineering shortlisting service, UCL Talent Bank Engineering, for both Engineering students and graduates and employers interested in hiring them. Kathryn joined the employer engagement team at UCL Careers service in January 2015. Prior to working at UCL Kathryn worked as a Placement co-ordinator/ Senior Technician at the University of Bedfordshire.
Olivia is part of the Employer Engagement team and works directly for the Faculty of Engineering. Her current role entails creating a bespoke programme of events that will meet both employer and student needs from soft skills workshops to graduate presentations and networking events. After graduating from the University of Manchester with a degree in English, Olivia worked in their Careers Service in both Employer Engagement and the Internships and Placements team before joining UCL in 2015.
Mala has been a part of the Employer Engagement and Events team since 2014 and works directly for the Faculty of Engineering. She is responsible for managing employer relations and a bespoke engagement programme that targets both undergraduate and postgraduate students. These events range from Faculty wide to curriculum based departmental activities. Mala graduated with a degree in Business Management and comes from a background in employer engagement and SME recruitment based within the Civil Service.
Pat Joined the Careers Team in July 2011, dealing with all employer presentations. Previously he had many administration jobs under the umbrella of British Telecom. Outside work Pat enjoys watching and playing football.
Shadae is the team’s Placements & Vacancies Officer, having joined in October 2014. She is working with Rochelle on sourcing and administering the placements for students on the LIDo programme / BBSRC-funded PhDs. Prior to this, Shadae worked in the Communications and Vacancies Team at The Careers Group, University of London central services.
Vivienne oversees the employer led events programme for researchers at UCL. She organises sector specific Forums/Fairs for researchers interested in finding out about working in a particular industry and also runs the employer led careers skills workshop programme for researchers. These workshops are designed to help researchers develop their employability skills in areas such as teamwork, leadership, presentation skills and networking. Prior to working at UCL Vivienne worked in the Imperial College London Careers service. She studied History and History of Art at UCL and Mandarin at SOAS.
Tina is specifically aligned to the UCL School of Management and is responsible for Employer Engagement and Alumni Activities. She works closely with a broad range of employers from all sectors and organises a programme of activities to maximise opportunities for students to network and build connections with employers. She also advises graduate employers on recruitment and works with them to development engagement strategies on campus.
Prior to working at UCL Tina has worked within the corporate sector specialising in graduate and experience hire recruitment in London and Sydney.
Rhiannon joined UCL Careers in March 2015 as an Internships & Vacancies Officer, with specific responsibility for assisting Management Science undergraduates in sourcing summer internship opportunities. After graduating from the University of Plymouth with a Psychology degree, Rhiannon worked in events, management consultancy and hospitality, including a 6 week placement in France, and most recently as a Placement Officer at the University of West London before joining UCL. Outside of work, Rhiannon enjoys baking, running and going to the theatre.