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.

Birmingham is the number one most targeted university by top employers (Graduate Market High Fliers report 2023-2024), and as a student here, you can take part in collaborative projects with top regional employers. 

Our team of careers experts support you to explore your options, find work experience and develop your skills throughout your studies and beyond. 

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 84th in the world for employer reputation

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    Worklink opportunities

    Worklink is the University of Birmingham's recruitment agency which gives students the opportunity to find flexible, part time work on campus. Working part-time enables students to develop new skills, boost employability and reach their potential.

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