Information for employers during COVID-19
Last updated, Friday 29 May at 14:00
Due to COVID-19 all teaching activities have been moved online until the end of the summer term and all non-essential staff are working from home. See Imperial College London and COVID-19 for further details. During this time the Careers Service remains open but in an online format to provide a wide range of opportunities for employers to engage with our students in a virtual environment until the threat of COVID-19 passes.
We look forward to working with you during these unprecedented times. We’ve collated some FAQs below but please do reach out to us via email@example.com with any questions or if you wish to discuss recruitment activities with one of our team. We’ll update this page with further information as the COVID-19 situation and response unfolds.
FAQs received during COVID-19:
Can we deliver a company presentation during COVID-19?
Yes. We can arrange for you to deliver online presentations using Microsoft Teams or we can direct students to a platform of your choice. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further details and associated costs.
Can we run 1-2-1 information sessions or Mock Interviews with students during COVID-19?
Yes. We can arrange access for you to run one-to-one meetings with students using Microsoft Teams or connect you with students using an alternative platform of your choice. Please contact email@example.com for further details and associated costs.
Will the PhD and Summer Recruitment Fairs take place in May 2020?
Following Government advice on social distancing we have moved the careers fairs scheduled for May 2020 to an online format.
Can we advertise vacancies during COVID-19?
Yes. Our online platform JobsLive is fully operational and free to use for advertising vacancies to our students. Please see our Advertising Opportunities webpage for more information.
Will the Autumn Events Programme go ahead?
We hope that life returns to normal by October and we are planning for our Autumn events programme of campus presentations, workshops and face-to-face careers fairs as we would in any other year. We are however aware that social distancing may still be a part of our lives for many months to come so we’re creating contingencies to allow for online delivery of these events should a need arise. We will update relevant webpages with further information or please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
What’s happening with Placements & Internships?
Where possible we’d encourage placements and internships to continue as planned with a move to remote working if applicable. We’re creating resources for students to help them work effectively from home and answer their questions during COVID-19. If you have information or advice to assist please contact email@example.com.
What’s happening with exams and graduation?
The College plans to operate online exams so students can complete their studies on the planned timeframe and graduate as expected. Further information can be found on the central College COVID-19 webpage.