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We create confident leaders with the stamina, determination, talent, and commitment to inspire and get results. We believe in hands-on experience to help you build your CV and work towards your dream career.

At Northumbria, you’ll have the opportunity to work on live projects, take part in a placement year, or study abroad to help shape your CV and make you stand out to future employers. You could find yourself working with companies such as Northumbrian Water, Proctor and Gamble, Nissan, the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary art, or even working on live legal cases while you study.

Northumbria is ranked in the Top 30 in the UK for graduates in highly skilled employment.

(UK Full-time undergrads. Graduate Outcomes 2020/21)



Our Students and Staff talk about the opportunities available to increase employability while at Northumbria. From gaining skills to attending careers fairs, placements, and more.

From first year through to final year and beyond graduation, Graduate Futures is here to help you with your career. We want you to achieve your ambitions and make the most of your experiences, develop your skills and manage your future.


We will help you to:

  • Plan your career. Confidential one-to-one support to enable you to focus your career plans, enhance your employability and work towards application success.
  • Find a job. Sign up to JobsOnline and discover part-time jobs and volunteer roles that build your work experience and enhance your employability. Search from thousands of opportunities, which include graduate jobs and internships, in the North East, the rest of the UK and worldwide.  
  • Meet employers on campus. Introduce yourself to potential employers at one of the many employer visits or fairs held throughout the year.  Organisations targeting Northumbria students and graduates include Turner & Townsend, EY, Procter & Gamble, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, the NHS and Ward Hadaway.
  • Become a global graduate with support on finding opportunities to work and study overseas


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