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Careers and employability

Setting yourself up for a bright future

At Birmingham, you will have the opportunity to gain work experience, take part in research projects, work with an alumni mentor, undertake summer internships, and more.

In a competitive graduate job market, your Careers Network provides the tools to ensure you stand out from the crowd at the fourth most targeted university by top employers in 2021 (High Fliers Research - The Graduate Market in 2021 1.98MB).

Our careers service, Careers Network, is a dedicated service for you. Our expert professionals can provide you with guidance and support to help you succeed after university.

We hold workshops, fairs and 1:1 consultations to help you develop your skills. All the support you need is here for you, it’s up to you to make the most of it.

Awards and recognition for employability

  • 87.2% of our students were in graduate level jobs or further training 15 months after graduation, placing us in the top 10 in the Russell Group

  • Internationally QS World University rankings have us ranked 81st in the world for employer reputation

  • The Guardian University Guide 2020 placed us 11th in the UK for career prospects

Explore careers information, support and opportunities

Watch our careers support video

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