Heriot-Watt University has joined the Unitemps Franchise Network, becoming the second Unitemps branch to launch in Scotland.
Based in the central part of the University, Unitemps Heriot-Watt will initially focus on helping students to find jobs on campus, for example within hospitality and events, as well as student ambassador roles.
Heriot-Watt will offer hiring managers a 360-degree recruitment service that can be adapted to fit their needs. Anna Wilson, Branch Manager at Unitemps Heriot-Watt, explained the benefits of this: “What we’re really looking forward to is having that flexibility to fit in with what the hiring manager wants. Whether they want us to do the whole process, or just parts of it, we’ll be able to do that – so that will be a real benefit of opening the branch.”
Campbell Powrie, Deputy Registrar and Head of Student Life at Heriot-Watt University, commented on the impact opening a Unitemps branch will have on the University: “Availability of suitable employment opportunities is extremely important to the student experience at Heriot-Watt University. Unitemps will provide student employment opportunities as well as significantly reduce the administrative load for hiring managers, leading to planned growth in the number of students employed within the University.”
Alan Smith, Head of Careers and Graduate Futures at Heriot-Watt University, talked about how joining the Unitemps Franchise Network is a “significant step” for the University: “It will further enhance the employability of our students, whilst also meeting the recruitment needs of our internal hiring managers for part-time and casual roles.”
Andy Walker, Unitemps Franchise Relationship Manager, commented on the growth of the Unitemps network: “Unitemps is delighted that highly regarded Heriot-Watt University has chosen to join our network to help their students gain valuable work experience whilst studying. They become the seventeenth Unitemps franchise in the UK and the second in Scotland – an area we are keen to grow further.
“Like many other Unitemps offices, Unitemps Heriot-Watt will integrate within their Careers department to further enhance student experience and employability. I look forward to working with the team to ensure the branch is a huge success.”
Last updated on 4 September 2023Share this article