Careers Network

Offering support to identify your options

At Birmingham, our aim is to make sure that success in your studies leads you on to a fulfilling career.

Whatever you plan to do after your degree, the Careers Network information, advice and guidance service offers support to help you identify your options, develop your skills and gain access to opportunities that propel you towards your career goal.

Your time at Birmingham will prepare you for life as an active member of a global society, giving you excellent future prospects in a competitive employment market.

Dedicated teams

Careers Network has five college teams, each made up of Careers Consultants, Careers Advisers, Employability Advisers, and Internship Officers.

Each college team is dedicated to bringing you information, advice and guidance tailored to your specific needs. You’ll find your team in locations within your college as well as at our central hub within the Student Hub.

We also have specialist advisers enhancing our service provision for international students and those on postgraduate courses. You can benefit from one-to-one advice, take part in group presentations and workshops, and use our comprehensive careers information and online resources.

careers advisor leading a session with many students in attendance

Bespoke events

We offer fairs, workshops and events for your subject area, in conjunction with leading local, national and international graduate recruiters, our strong network of alumni contacts and links to professional bodies. Providing up-to-date, sector-specific careers advice to help you make informed career decisions is an essential part of our service.

The Birmingham Award

The Birmingham Award is the University of Birmingham's recognised employability programme for undergraduate students. Endorsed by graduate employers, the award supports you to develop and recognise the skills you gain through extra-curricular activities, and how to articulate these skills in preparation for real world recruitment process. The award is completely flexible so you can make it work for you, it is open to all undergraduate students in any year.


The Birmingham Project

The Birmingham Project offers a unique opportunity for first-year undergraduate students. By working with employers on a collaborative group project, you will enhance your skills, discover your strengths and develop your confidence.

students learning about the Birmingham project
being enterprising logo


The B-Enterprising team provides specialist advice, support and guidance to give you the confidence to develop your own ideas, whether you want to set up your own successful business or social enterprise, or help to lead others. The team offers a range of programmes and services designed to support you - from assisting business start-ups to enterprising skills in the curriculum - and you’ll have access to training, mentoring and start-up funding to help you shape your plans.