How we can help your career


It's never too early to start thinking about your future and how your university experience can help you achieve your career ambitions.

The University of Nottingham is consistently named by High Fliers Research as one of the most targeted universities by Britain's leading graduate employers, and is the University of the Year for Graduate Employment in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

The Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey 2014/15 shows that over 93% of our full-time first degree graduates are employed or taking further study within six months of graduation.


How we can help your career

How we can help your career


10 ways The University of Nottingham can help your career

These webpages will introduce you to 10 ways you can boost your career prospects as an international student at The University of Nottingham, together with useful links and comments from our international student and alumni bloggers.

1. Study at a world-class university

Studying in the UK is an asset which can impress employers worldwide and Nottingham's excellent reputation for academic excellence and employability make Nottingham degrees especially attractive to employers. Find out more…

2. Benefit from a truly global student experience

Nottingham provides a variety of opportunities to internationalise your student experience, study abroad, connect with other international students and develop a global outlook which employers will value. Find out more…


3. Make use of our outstanding careers support

Our Careers and Employability Service provides dedicated careers guidance, workshops, events, information and resources, including specialist career support for international students. Find out more…

4. Develop your skills through training opportunities

Our extra-curricular programmes for students, including the Nottingham Advantage Award, will help you develop important transferable skills which will help you throughout your future career. Find out more…


5. Work in the UK during your course

Working part-time during your course or in vacation periods is a great way to earn some money, gain employment experience and boost your CV. Some restrictions apply for students with a Tier 4 student visa. Find out more…

6. Gain experience by volunteering

Volunteering is another way to gain work experience and develop transferable skills while you study at Nottingham. It can also help you support charities and build links with the local community. Find out more… 


7. Take an internship or industrial placement

Taking an internship or placement is an excellent opportunity to gain experience and insight in your chosen sector while developing the personal and professional skills employers value. Find out more…

8. Turn your inspiration into a business

Nottingham is one of the UK's University Enterprise Zones and has been involved in over 40 spin-out companies. Our Ingenuity Lab supports student entrepreneurship and sponsors Graduate Entrepreneur visas. Find out more…


9. Launch your career in the UK

Working in the UK after you graduate is a great opportunity to launch your career and gain valuable experience. Visa options are available for graduate jobs and graduates launching their own business. Find out more…

10. Find jobs in your home country

Our Careers and Employability Service can help you find career opportunities in your home country and support you throughout your career. Our alumni networks will connect you with other Nottingham graduates. Find out more…


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