Global Careers


The University of Birmingham is a global campus that commands a strong and distinctive international reputation. Many of our graduating students embark on global careers with multi-national employers.

We encourage all of our students to take advantage of the opportunities we provide to develop their global outlook and become truly international, and to share their experiences with us - please see our student Global Careers stories.

Below are some useful resources to help you on your global career path!

Global Mindset

Why gain global competencies? Read Iwan Griffiths' insight on our global careers blog.

Work experience abroad

There can be some excellent benefits to obtaining work experience overseas. However, before you commit to an international opportunity, you should take time to ensure that you understand fully the opportunity for which you are applying and that you are aware of all the implications involved

Find out about all the practical considerations you need to consider, by reading our International work experience guide, which includes information on:

  • Passports
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Cultural awareness and much more

Living and working abroad

If you are planning to work overseas the key factor is to start your research early.

Passport Career is a resource, provided by the University, which will help you explore opportunities around the world, research the job market and find vacancies, connect with recruiters and alumni in your chosen country.

You can access advice on global CVs and how to market your UK degree to international employers. You will also find information on visa regulations and most importantly, the cultural etiquette in the workplace of your chosen country.

Other resources

  • Alumni International Guides - insights and tips on finding a job and socialising in some of the most popular destinations our alumni return or move to after graduation
China Top 100 Ideal Employers 2014 results page

Chinese Student Survey revealing how students perceive employers.

The Job Market Overview and New Highlights In China

The Job Market Overview and New Highlights in China (PDF - 1.65MB)