Plan your next steps

You have explored your options and decided what career you want to pursue.

Now you need a plan, but don’t worry, Careers Network is here to help you.

We have a range of opportunities to help you establish a clear plan of action and take the next steps. Plan your way forward with work experience, internships, mentoring opportunities or learn more about enterprise, starting your own business or working in the global job market.

Not quite ready for the planning stage yet? Take a look at our content for Explorers.

Events for Planners

Attending one of Careers Network's events is a great way to kickstart your career planning. 

  • Insight into Social Work
    Join the first event of our insight series, where we will be joined by a trained children’s social worker and a care experienced young person. You will hear more about how Approach Social Work can start your journey towards a life-changing career.
    18:00 Tue 16 Jul 2024
    Online
  • Top Tips for using LinkedIn
    Find out how to create your profile and learn top tips to get you ahead when using this social media tool in your job search.
    11:00 Fri 19 Jul 2024
    Online
  • Autumn Fair 2024
    Come along to our Autumn Fair in the Great Hall for the opportunity to meet a range of graduate recruiters and discover options for your future career.
    11:00 Wed 09 Oct 2024
    The Great Hall, Aston Webb
  • Colorintech Black Tech Fest 2024
    Black Tech Fest is back on the 10th October 2024!!
    09:00 Thu 10 Oct 2024
    Off campus
  • Highways UK
    Highways UK, held on 16-17 Oct at the NEC in Birmingham, is the must attend for the highways and road infrastructure sector in the United Kingdom. It is the place for market knowledge, innovation and new business, for the entire value-chain.
    09:00 Wed 16 Oct 2024
    Off campus

B-Enterprising

Being entrepreneurial and enterprising are valuable attributes, whether you want to start your own business or develop a growth mindset that is valued by employers.

It is all about creative thinking, innovation and making things happen, skills that you will use in your studies and working lives.

The B-Enterprising team can help you, whether you have an idea you want to test, a business venture to launch, or just want to learn new skills and understand the value of being entrepreneurial.

Find out how to get involved in B-Enterprising.

The Birmingham Award (formerly the Personal Skills Award) - for undergraduate students

The Birmingham Award (formerly the Personal Skills Award (PSA)) is the University of Birmingham's recognised employability programme for undergraduate students.

The Birmingham Award enables you to develop, recognise and articulate your skills in preparation for real-world recruitment processes. 

Learn more about The Birmingham Award and the steps you can take to complete it.

Postgraduate Professional Development (for Postgraduate Taught students)

If you are a Postgraduate Taught student, you might already have a clear career path in mind and your studies are a stepping stone to get there.

You might have picked your course to help you make a transition into a new career, or to develop further in a career you’ve already embarked upon. Equally, you might be unsure of what you want to do in the future.

Wherever you’re up to, we aim to support you to explore your career options, plan your next steps and apply for whatever you choose at the end of your course.

Take a look at our Postgraduate Professional Development information to find out more.

Global careers

If you’re thinking of working abroad or with a multi-national employer, take advantage of opportunities we provide to develop your global outlook:

Resources

If you want to find out more, then try these extra sources of information and advice: 

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Lahab

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Lahab is a careers service start-up founded by University of Birmingham Law graduate Isaac Akintaro.

Lan Lx, Unity Streets

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Feedback from a UoB student who participated in the Up Our Street Project.

Languages events

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RSS feed for events in the Languages sector

Languages sector

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Find out all about careers in languages, whether you are just interested in exploring the area, thinking about planning a career in languages or you are ready to apply for jobs. This page has information and resources to get you started.

Laura Sharp

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Video story from Laura Sharp, a 2021 Ancient History and Archaeology graduate, who completed an Experience Arts Internship as an Archival Intern at Winterbourne House and Gardens in Edgbaston.

Lauren Hayward

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Video story from Lauren Hayward who graduated with BA English Literature in 2021 and is currently an MA International Relations student. Lauren took part in the Impact Internship Scheme and completed an internship at Evolve Education.

Law - Barrister

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Information about training routes to become a Barrister, work experience opportunities within the field, and a list of useful resources for people considering entering the profession.

Law - Solicitor

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A career in law is competitive, so alongside good grades, you'll also need to make the most of opportunities available to you at every stage in your degree. Be proactive, get involved; boost your CV and gain a better understanding of what you might want from your future career in the legal sector.

Law Fair (Virtual)

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Exclusive event, providing you with the opportunity to discover employment opportunities and training contracts for 2023/24. Join us at this year's virtual Law Fair.

LawCareers.Net - pursuing a career in law with the Oracle

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Every week LCN answer students' questions about pursuing a career in law with The Oracle - head over to LCN's Oracle section if you are interested in pursuing a career in law.
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