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Recruit Cambridge students and alumni

Cambridge is one of the best universities in the world. Home to over 23,000 students from more than 140 countries, we offer undergraduate degree courses in the arts and humanities, social sciences, sciences and engineering. Cambridge Careers Service offers a range of services to help organisations reach both our current students and recent alumni up to 5 years after graduation. Employers can also reach out to both PhD and postdoctoral researchers from all disciplines.

The Employer Engagement team is here to assist you with your recruitment strategy. We develop relationships with employers and are dedicated to helping you find the right students and graduates for your organisation. Contact the team to discuss your recruitment plans in more detail.


Promote your opportunities

Connect with us on Handshake - an innovative platform that connects employers, students, graduates and the Careers Service in one place. Advertise your opportunities with us, sign up for virtual events, promote your own events and connect with talent - all free of charge.  

Join us on Handshake

Once registered you can:

  • Create your profile and increase awareness of your organisation more broadly
  • Submit vacancies straight to Handshake and target your opportunities to your ideal candidates
  • Track applications using the ‘Quick Apply’ service
  • List and manage your own events and book to attend Cambridge University virtual events
  • Reach out directly to students and invite them to connect with you


Getting started with Handshake at the University of Cambridge

Existing Handshake Users

If you are already using Handshake to recruit at another University, there is no need to create a new account. Just use your current login details, select “Institutions” in the left-hand menu, select the University of Cambridge and click “Request”.

Handshake Help Centre

Once you have an account, you can use the Handshake Help Centre (accessed from within the system) to find helpful tips on editing your profile, posting jobs and internships, registering for events, and setting up your own events and interviews.

You can also view Handshake’s employer 'How To' videos here.

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