Completing your degree is all about setting yourself up for a bright future. Some of you will know what you want to do, others will have no idea, and that’s fine. Either way, we are here to help you. By choosing a university that will support you through your career journey, you will ensure that you make the right choice for you.
You probably already know just how competitive the graduate job market can be, and you will be looking for opportunities to ensure that you stand out from the crowd. Here at the University of Birmingham, we have a dedicated careers team who offer a huge range of services which will ensure your success after university. Did you know that our students were the second-most targeted in the country by top employers in 2019/20? Graduate Market 2020 High Fliers Report
It’s important now more than ever that you make the most of every opportunity you have to build on your skills and experiences, and at Birmingham, you can develop your skills and experiences through internships, placements, and work experience opportunities.
Our careers service will guide you as you explore your career options, assist you in finding work experience and placements, help develop your skills and support you through the application process. We offer funded work experience opportunities across a range of sectors, as well as internship opportunities that are exclusive to our students. You’ll have access to our mentoring schemes matching you with the most suitable expert in your sector of interest and then support on your career journey.
Our students and recent graduates have direct access to hundreds of employers through our careers fairs, workshops and presentations where you’ll get the latest on what opportunities are available. With our careers planning and application workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one appointments, you’ll get the support you need to ensure your application is the best it can be, from help on a CV or cover letter to setting up your LinkedIn profile and interview preparation.
If you’re more interested in setting up your own business or going freelance after university, then we have a dedicated team of experts who can provide all the information and resources you need to help you get started.
Our award-winning Personal Skills Award will help you to develop and articulate your skills, preparing you for graduate life. The Global Challenge programme offers our students the opportunity to access funding and training to spend a summer as an intern in a global company, where you will gain real-life, industry-level work experience while developing your skills.
So, whether you have a career path in mind or you’re not really quite sure what you want to do after graduation, we are here to support you through the whole journey, helping you develop the skills, confidence and experiences you need to stand out from the crowd after graduation.