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Employability


UK qualifications are recognised worldwide as a benchmark of quality. Employers throughout the world recognise and have confidence in the high standards which underpin our postgraduate qualifications. They also appreciate that undertaking a postgraduate qualification in the UK demands a high level of motivation and commitment as well as a very significant investment in terms of time and resources.


During your time with us, you will gain a wealth of experience which employers will value highly: the experience of living, studying and working in the UK, the opportunity to enhance your English language and communication skills to a high standard and the chance of meeting and interacting with fellow students from all corners of the world. Many of our alumni find that the network of contacts which they establish during their time with us is invaluable when they return to full-time employment.


Many postgraduate courses at the University have a strong practical and vocational orientation, with opportunities to visit local, national and multi-national companies and organisations, to meet with a wide variety of employers. As part of their course, students have recently visited companies such as Jaguar Land Rover, Silverstone Race Circuit and the Financial Times.


Supporting your career planning


All types of work experience can enhance your employability; the University of Northampton has a wide range of volunteering opportunities open to students, including the opportunity to work within our social enterprises. There is also the chance to gain experience through part-time work which is a useful source of additional money, as well as providing valuable skills and giving you an additional experience of working life in the UK.


Our dedicated team of careers advisors are on hand to help you develop your employability skills and to provide advice and guidance through the process of job search and career planning. They will provide you with advice and support throughout your time with us, by assisting you in identifying and developing the skills needed to promote yourself effectively in the job market.


T +44 1604 892546 E international@northampton.ac.uk W www.northampton.ac.uk


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