Mr Simon Taylor

Mr Simon Taylor

Employer Engagement and Placements Manager

Careers Service (Academic Registry)

Working within the Careers & Employability team my role is to help prepare undergraduate technology and engineering students who want to secure a placement year in industry.

Utilising my eight years of experience within the recruitment industry (private sector), I run pre-placement lectures for stage 2 students and support them throughout the full process. These sessions include:

  • How/where to find job opportunities
  • CV, covering letter and application advice
  • Interview skills and techniques
  • Presentations from employers actively recruiting, with their own professional advice
  • Presentations by previous placement students, offering top tips

I also liaise and network with companies nationwide to maintain/increase job opportunities for Plymouth University students, both at undergraduate and graduate level.


My career so far has predominately been spent within the recruitment industry. I possess eight years experience of recruiting across all levels within finance, IT and latterly for engineers within the offshore oil and gas industry. I've successfully managed various recruitment campaigns for SMEs to large international firms and was account manager for key clients.

(BA) Hons - Maritime Sports Studies & Management

Professional membership