Mat Wright

During your studies, there will be an opportunity for you to develop the critical thinking skills, creativity and confidence that employers look for.

There may also be the chance for you to get involved in internships, work-placements, volunteering and dissertation placements. 

The QS global survey of graduate employers consistently shows that UK degrees are highly valued worldwide, with UK universities topping the QS employer reputation ranking.

Internships and work experience

Having a form of work placement experience definitely gives you an advantage in an increasingly competitive graduate job market.

Some courses include a year of working in the industry or internships in the industry you’re interested in. Work placements provide you with hands-on experience in a profession that you can’t simulate in lectures or the classroom.

In this short film, watch international students from Coventry University share their experience of working at Brompton Bicycles.

Plan for your career

All UK universities and colleges employ professional career advisers to give advice on how to plan your career, build your CV and prepare for interviews. 

Careers advisors can help you focus on developing the skills needed to succeed in particular industries. By honing in on specific attributes which will make you more employable, you will stand out amongst others. 

There are lots of UK based organisations that offer excellent careers planning and support. See the links below for organisations that can help you discover where your UK qualification could lead.

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