Producing graduates who are highly employable is a central focus of City University London.
The University leads London in education, research and enterprise for business and the professions and is ranked 10th in the UK for graduate-level jobs and 12th for graduate starting salaries (The Sunday Times University Guide 2012). For many years we have provided employment opportunities for graduating students through our strong links with leading companies in sectors from finance to civil engineering to the media. Through a series of awards, placements and networking events, we ensure that our graduates enter the workplace ahead of their peers.
We believe it is important for our graduates to develop the intellectual capacity, skills and personal attributes required to move into the graduate position they desire, while also fostering the mindset and attitude necessary to embark on a rewarding lifelong journey in their chosen industry.
The Career and Skills Development Service is here to support you from your first day. You will be thinking about the employability agenda from the moment you start your course and our Careers Consultants and academics work together to help you develop the skills and abilities you will need to stand out. Our Employer Liaison Team works with companies from every sector, bringing them to City to meet with you and help you to identify opportunities for placements, work experience, internships and graduate roles. Our internal temping agency, Unitemps, can help you secure part-time and temporary work while you study, giving you the opportunity to develop the transferable skills that are in demand from employers and the ability to articulate these when you are looking for your graduate position.
Career and Skills Development activities, include:
- Daily one-to-one appointments for curriculum vitae (CV) and application checking, career coaching and tailored mock interviews.
- Access to hundreds of graduate roles, placements and internships, part-time jobs and volunteering opportunities on and off campus.
- Exposure to a diverse range of employers on campus and industry specific events throughout each term.
Whether you already know what you want to do, or are open to new ideas as you explore the graduate arena, studying at City University London will give you the best possible start in your career.
As well as the dedicated Career and Skills Development Service, City's Enterprise Education team is here to help you increase your employability and develop your enterprising, entrepreneurial side.
The Enterprise Education team supports the rapidly-growing culture of enterprise and innovation at City by teaching, training and inspiring the next generation of enterprising graduates and global entrepreneurs.
Amongst other activities, the team runs the year-round CitySpark programme, offering mentorship and masterclasses, and the chance to win prizes for your business ideas.