Start Your Career
You take the first step on your career path on the first day of university. The system is designed to give you the tools to push your career into the top gear.
For that reason, graduates of UK Universities are among the most employable in the world and have higher than average salaries within six months after graduation.
What makes UK universities so good at career preparation?
1. Practical Approach
Studying in the UK is more than gaining knowledge; it's a hands-on approach to learning. Much of the course work is based on developing the skills you'll be using in your future job. For example, if you study Business Management, you will write a business plan in your 1st year of studies.
UK Universities have excellent links with the industry. As part of your coursework, you may need to work in a team with other students for solving problems that real companies face. If you stand out during the project, you could be offered a job in that company.
2. Focus on Skills
During your course, you’ll be able to exercise both the skills needed to be successful in your career:
- Hard Skills, these are specific skills that you need for your profession.
For example, if you're training to become a lawyer, you'll train your legal writing and public speaking skills.
- Soft skills, these are skills that you need for any job, and that will make you more employable.
For example, teamwork, problem-solving, conflict resolution, leadership, time management, professional ethics, ability to work under pressure.
3. Sandwich Year (also called Industry Placement)
Most courses offer you the option of spending one year in a company within the industry of your studies. Thus, you can apply what you've learned in a real work setting.
Gaining relevant work experience will do wonders for your CV, increasing your chances to find a job after graduation.