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Best practice for recruiting

On this page you will find a number of informational resources to help you find your future talent, from designing your approach to recruitment, to hosting a successful internship.

Guide to Recruiting International Students and Graduates – from the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services (AGCAS)

As London’s global university, international students and graduates are an integral part of UCL. While we welcome international employers to hire from UCL, we also encourage UK employers to consider the assets that diverse hiring will bring to your organisation. We understand that some employers are concerned about potential difficulties in recruiting international students, so we would strongly recommend referring to this FAQ guide prepared by AGCAS. The guide provides an overview of the key schemes that were in place in July 2018. Please note that all immigration regulations are subject to change, but we hope this guide goes some way to demystifying the immigration options available to employers.


Internships that Work: A Guide for Employers – from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)

This guide is aimed at employers that are either thinking of starting an internship programme for the first time or wish to improve their current offering.


A Good Practice Guide for Placement and Other Work-Based Learning  Opportunities in Higher Education – from the Work Based and Placement Learning Association (ASET)

This brief guide explains what good practice looks like for employers to carry out before, during, and after work-based learning experiences, such as internships and placements.


Internships as Opportunity: How employer should offer accessible, high quality placements – from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

This guide from the IPPR explores barriers of accessibility to internship programmes. It details both the benefit to the organisation of providing a high quality offering, as well as advice to ensure that the internship is a genuinely accessible and meaningful experience.