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The Careers Service offers tailored advice and information to help SMEs connect with Cambridge students and researchers. Learn how you can access top talent and take your organisation forward with our support. 

SMEs are fundamental to the health of the economy and we are committed to supporting you to hire and engage with our students. Many University of Cambridge students and researchers value the unique opportunities SMEs offer. They are eager to work in smaller, more agile environments where they can take on broader roles and gain responsibility early in their careers. 

Support for SMEs 


A dedicated Employer Engagement team  

A dedicated Employer Engagement team with an allocated point of contact to support you in engaging with and hiring our students.  


Advertise your opportunities free of charge 

Connect With Us on Handshake, an innovative platform that brings together employers, students, graduates and the careers service in one convenient space.  

Advertise your opportunities, register for our events, promote your events and connect with Cambridge talent – all at no cost to you.   


Hire an intern or offer an experiential learning opportunity  

Build your talent pipeline by employing our students and researchers on short-term internships. Offer experiential insight days/weeks to give our students an insight into your sector, organisation and culture. Add your opportunities for free on Handshake.   


Employer-led Skills Sessions  

Our interactive Employer-led Skills Sessions are a great way to raise awareness of your organisation and help students build the skills you value most. 


Participate in panels  

We are always keen to hear from SMEs that are willing to send speakers to our networking events and panels which take place in term time throughout the year. Check out our what's on pages for more information about upcoming events.   


1:1’s chats 

Engage directly with our students on a 1:1 basis. This service is free of charge for SMEs with a turnover of less than £10m.  


Attend our careers fairs 

Our careers fairs are the most effective way to raise your organisation’s profile with our students, researchers and alumni. SMEs with a turnover of less than £10m receive a 50% saving on all our standard fair fees. 


Get in Touch    

Contact the Employer Engagement team to discuss your plans and how we can support you.