Giving you the edge in your future

Although it may seem a long way off, the advice and guidance you receive at University can play an important role in shaping your future career prospects.  At Birmingham, we understand that preparing for your future in the world of work during your time here is vital. We give you all the help you need to enhance your career prospects through opportunities like the Personal Skills Award, internships, work experience and volunteering.

With our highest ever student satisfaction levels of 89%  in the latest National Student Survey, our students can access advice and guidance to help them identify their options, develop their skills and gain access to opportunities that will help them reach their career goals.

Birmingham has a reputation for producing sought after graduates

  • 84%  of our students were in graduate-level jobs or further training six months after graduating, fourth best nationally
  • The University was ranked as the 13th most targeted university by leading employers  in the UK in the High Fliers Graduate Market in 2015 report. 
  • Internationally QS World University rankings has us ranked 55th in the world  for employer reputation
  • The Guardian University Guide 2015 places us 8th in the UK for career prospects.

Take advantage of a wealth of opportunities to enhance your employability

From working in a Panda sanctuary in China to an HR internship with GlaxoSmithKline in Casablanca, Morocco, our students have undertaken work experience placements on every continent except Antarctica!

Our Alumni Leadership Mentor Programme offers a number of exceptional students the opportunity to receive one-to-one mentoring from high-profile Birmingham alumni, including former Chief Medical Officer Sir Liam Donaldson and Green Wing actress Tamsin Greig, throughout their final year.

Alumni leadership mentor programme experience



We also offer bursaries for undergraduate students to undertake work experience that they might not otherwise be able to afford. Whatever your ambition, our support, advice and guidance will help you achieve it.

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