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The top university for graduate employers

We are the UK's most targeted University by the country's leading graduate employers.

When you choose to study at Birmingham, you will be joining a university that prides itself on our exceptional links to a wide variety of leading industries and employers. 

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The Graduate Market 2024

According to the latest High Fliers report, Birmingham attracted the most attention from employers featured in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers list.

The report ranks UK universities which have attracted the best graduate employers for university careers fairs, on-campus employer presentations, university specific virtual events, careers service promotions and initiatives, and other locally-run publicity during 2023-2024.

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I attended a number of careers fairs hosted by the Careers Network to understand what organisations I could apply to and also have a face-to-face conversation on the roles I could apply for, this really opened my mind to a number of graduate opportunities.

Zainub Butt, BSc Mathematics (2019), Technology Data and Analytics Senior Associate

Our dedicated Careers Network

We believe that your career comes first. Whether you are an undergraduate or a postgraduate student, during your studies at Birmingham, you can benefit from our dedicated careers network. We are committed to help you gain an advantage in the job market or advance in your field.

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Kickstart your career with work experience, internships and volunteering opportunities

At Birmingham, you will gain all the support you need to gain secure work experience, internships and volunteer placements, which can help you to develop personal and professional skills that are highly valued by employers.

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Find your place in industry

The Careers Network offer funded work placements across a range of different sectors, as well as direct access to 100s of employers through careers fairs, workshops and presentations. Partnered with leading local, national and international graduate recruiters, you can benefit from up-to-date sector specific advice. 

Benefit from tailored support 

The Careers Network offers support to help you identify your options, develop your skills and gain access to opportunities that will benefit towards your career goal. Dedicated teams made up of advisors, consultants and internship officers can offer tailored support specific to your needs. 

You can take part in a mentoring programme which will provide students with the opportunity to receive one-to-one mentoring from high-profile Birmingham alumni.

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Stand out in a competitive job market

Research has shown that students who undertake some form of work experience are more likely to succeed in graduate recruitment processes. The University's Guild of Students has a wide range of different volunteering opportunities that students can participate in on a regular or one-off basis.