Our strong links with major recruiters mean we have a large bank of vacancies that are notified directly to us and appear on our website. We will help you to identify where relevant vacancies are advertised and, where appropriate, how best to make speculative applications.
Advisers can help you plan your career, explore employment areas, research further study options, review your CV, complete application forms and prepare for interviews
We organise a wide range of events including careers fairs, employer presentations, and careers talks and skills workshops. Blue-chip companies such as KPMG, Accenture, Corus, Deloitte, Procter & Gamble, and Unilever are regular visitors to the University to participate in such events. All these companies have a strong commitment to recruiting from Birmingham. We can also provide information on specific employment fairs for newly qualified graduates and postgraduates.
We offer bespoke training sessions to improve your interview skills and help with job applications throughout the year.
Careers for international students
The Careers Network at the University offers our international doctoral research students access to the full range of services and in addition to the general provision a range of specialist services are provided for students who would like to consider a career overseas and for international students who wish to work in the UK after graduation.
If you would like to work in the UK after your studies, there are a number of routes that the UK government has made available to international graduates. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website.
Support beyond graduation
Our support for your career begins as soon as you start your programme of study and continues beyond graduation. You will have the chance to meet graduate recruiters at a series of on-campus recruitment fairs and employer presentations. The University has an extensive web-based employer database as well as a range of information about jobs and careers, research opportunities and alternative options such as taking time out and studying or working abroad. Careers advisers can be consulted during daily drop-in sessions or via the regular workshops. We also assist doctoral researchers in making direct applications or responding to job advertisements.