Employability and careers service

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The University of Birmingham is a global institution that commands a strong and distinctive international reputation. As a result of this, many of our students embark on careers across the globe with multi-national employers.

Our careers services are multi-award-winning and considered to be sector-leading both in the UK and internationally. As a student here at the University of Birmingham Dubai, you have access to our expert careers support and a wide range of services to help you take that next step towards employment.

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Careers support

During your studies you will have access to a wide range of dedicated support, helping you to achieve your career goals. These include:

  • Individual careers advice from the International Careers Consultant and specialist careers advisers, who will be able to answer your requests for advice and guidance
  • Apply Yourself coaching workshops and online tutorials to help you present yourself effectively to employers and recruiters and develop an effective CV
  • Practical help with preparing for interviews and attending assessment centres Access to global job opportunities online and job search webinars
  • Opportunities to network with alumni and potential employers
  • Access to a range of careers information online to help you consider your next stage after your degree and develop an individual career action plan


MSc Computer Science Graduate

“My proudest achievement is getting a job before I graduated. My plans after graduation are to keep learning and to make an impact in any industry I work in. My advice to students is don’t be afraid to dream and apply for a job that you think you won’t get.”

Employer engagement

We are committed to working in partnership with leading employers in the region to enhance the employability of our students and graduates. Some of the networking opportunities we organise are skills development workshops, careers fairs, company visits and more informal ‘drop-in’ sessions where you will meet employers and hear directly what they are looking for when they employ graduates.

In Dubai, we have a wide network of leading employers, including:

  • Rolls-Royce
  • Pinsent Masons
  • Arup
  • Grant Thornton
  • WSP
  • HSBC
  • PwC
  • Careem
  • ISG
  • RAPT Dev

Find out as an employer how you can engage with our students and graduates



BSc Economics

“The careers service is amazing! Coming to Dubai, I wasn’t sure how many opportunities I’d have to try out internships in various fields, but in just my first year I’ve taken part in two internships. Both were virtual internships with a British company called Evolve, and another called Gulf for Good, based in the UAE. Working virtually allowed me to work from anywhere and maintain contact with the rest of the team and the company through social media and virtual meeting apps.”



Dedicated support is available from the International Careers Consultant, based at the Birmingham campus, who will be able to answer any requests for advice and guidance, help you explore your global careers options, identify practical steps in moving forward with your goals and provide feedback on your CV and job applications.

You can email dubaicareers@contacts.bham.ac.uk for help on any matter related to your career planning. If your query is specific to your course you will be connected to the specialist Careers team for your subject.

You can also find courses, guides, videos and other information on career planning, applying for jobs and developing your workplaces skills on the Careers Connect website.

Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

Entrepreneurial skills are important in developing your career or starting your business. The Careers Service team help you make an impact by making the most of yourself and the opportunities around you.

  • Take the next step in your business idea. Get introductions to entrepreneurial hubs in Dubai to develop your business idea.
  • Be part of the community. Join our entrepreneurial community to get  the advice and connections you need to achieve your career and business goals.

Keep up-to-date with these exciting opportunities on the careers section of the intranet.