University of Birmingham Careers
As the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2015-16, Birmingham is the UK’s number one university for securing a graduate-level job. Our £5 million investment into the expansion of our student employability services enables us to equip our students with the knowledge, transferable skills and confidence to flourish in their chosen fields. And with several major companies choosing to relocate to Birmingham – recently crowned ‘most enterprising place in Britain’ by the 2016 Enterprising Britain Awards – it’s a great city to be based in for your career prospects.
Connecting you to your future
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.
Careers Network has five college teams, each made up of careers consultants and careers advisers, an applications adviser, internship officer and careers information officer. 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. 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 resources.
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.
Work with us
We demonstrate our commitment to work experience by recruiting students to work as part of our team. Our 40-strong student engagement team help us develop, deliver and promote our services: an achievement for which we have been recognised by leading national organisations promoting, supporting and developing quality work experience.
A word from the wise
We facilitate mentoring schemes that allow our students to benefit from the experience of someone working in the career for which they are aiming, or by someone who may have faced similar experiences, challenges or barriers in the past. Our prestigious Alumni Leadership Mentoring Programme offers exceptional students the chance to be mentored by high-profile Birmingham alumni who are now experts in their field.