The Careers Network team will support you in developing your skills to ensure you are fully prepared for a job or further academic study, either in your home country or elsewhere.
Find out more about Undergraduate and Postgraduate career support in more detail.
What can we offer you?
Within the curriculum
Careers Network works closely with employers to embed relevant employability and enterprise education within our degree programmes, ensuring it fits the context of your degree and is therefore applicable to the career you choose.
You may also have the opportunity to engage with employers both on-and off-campus through your degree programme (please check with your department). Opportunities include short and long placements, Enterprise Education-focused modules, and employer-led projects delivered within your degree. Where available, these activities will help you to develop the enterprising skills and behaviours sought by employers.
Our events, fairs and programmes provide you with the opportunity to meet with graduate recruiters to learn about and discuss employment and work experience opportunities, research and gather information on specific industry sectors and engage in interactive skills-based workshops to enhance your employability skills.
Our extensive links with major employers mean we have access to the most up-to-date information to enhance your employment prospects and offer a wide range of services that give our graduates the edge in the job market.
Explore the opportunities available and hear from students who have participated.
Explore your Work Experience options
Skills development and application support
Your Careers Consultant will help you to develop the confidence to meet employers, network successfully, and build your skillset during your time at Birmingham.
You can take part in careers planning workshops and our 'Apply Yourself' workshops which help you to understand all aspects of the recruitment process. These sessions will give you the confidence and tools to make your way successfully through the application and selection process.
“My advice would be to be proactive.
It is so important to get involved as much as possible and make the most out of your university experience as a student. Most students will come out of university with a 2.1 or above but what sets you apart from others is what you have done outside of your degree. These experiences are what ultimately get you an edge in terms of employability.”
After you graduate...
You have access to our services for up to two years after completing your studies, giving you information, advice and guidance. Once you have registered with us as a graduate you can book one to one appointments face to face or phone or Skype or email us with careers queries or application support.
As a graduate, you will receive a monthly newsletter called The Birmingham Graduate for the first two years. The keeps you up to date with relevant information, graduate opportunities and updates from both Careers Network and the Alumni Office, including upcoming alumni events.