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Employability and Careers

NTU’s Employability team provide all our students with tailored support and advice. We can help you gain a competitive edge when you graduate and can help you find exclusive placement, part-time and graduate jobs. Current students can find careers ideas, jobs advice and support on Employability Online.

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Employability support

Our Employability team are here to support you with advice on how to boost your prospects, provide practical skills support and to let you know about the hundreds of work experience, part-time, placement and graduate opportunities available to you.

You can find more resources on Employability Online or use their Live Chat service to speak to an advisor for tailored support and advice based on your circumstances.

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Boost your CV and interview skills

We provide tools and support for you to develop a winning CV and shine in interviews. Talk to an advisor about applications, get advice from employers on interviews and job-hunting techniques and use our CV Builder, online CV checker, application masterclasses, interview simulators and more.

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Job fairs and events

Our Jobs Fairs are available online. You’ll hear from and can talk to potential employers looking to recruit NTU students. Discover opportunities, network, and promote yourself to potential employers

The Employability team also run workshops and employer sessions every week to help prepare you for your next steps, improve your skills and knowledge and gain exclusive industry insight.

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Placement opportunities

Placements are integral to many courses here at NTU, often lasting one academic year, though many courses offer short placement opportunities. Work placements are key to enhancing your employability in the global graduate marketplace. Visit the placements section on our Employability Online site and explore the range of opportunities available whilst studying at NTU.

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Work experience

Many employers tell us that that graduates with work experience have a much greater chance of getting a job offer. We support you to develop new skills, make professional contacts and get on the path to success with our different types of work experience.

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Future you – life after NTU

Our support doesn’t end when you graduate. As an NTU student you will be entitled to dedicated careers support for up to three years after you complete your studies. Find out more.

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Part-time jobs in Nottingham

We're regularly asked about the availability of part-time and temporary work. NTU's very own JobShop is a great resource for finding paid work in and around the city — you'll find hundreds of opportunities across a huge range of sectors, including:

  • creative / design / web
  • health / care
  • catering / hospitality / events
  • marketing
  • office / IT / admin
  • retail / sales
  • sports coaching.
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Part-time jobs on campus

Unitemps is our in-house provider for all casual work at NTU. With a wide variety of vacancies on offer, we'll help you to find the opportunities that best suit your own development, as you build the skills that matter. What's more, these roles will directly enhance the NTU experience for other students and applicants — we're always looking for student ambassadors, technical assistants and panellists.

Visit the Unitemps site for further details and available vacancies — from catering assistants, to supporting NTU's own marketing campaigns.

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Employability Awards — make your experience count

Experience counts to employers and there are lots of ways to gain it outside of your course. Our Employability Awards gives you points and recognition for taking part in work experience, volunteering, skills sessions, employability initiatives and Students’ Union activities, earning you either a bronze, silver or gold award.

The more you do, the higher you can achieve – a great selling point for future employers that will make you shine. There are also additional specialised awards – Digital, Global and Enterprise – that focus on specific skills in the defined area.

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Students in Classrooms

Be a positive role model, make a difference to local young people, and get paid! Our Students in Classrooms programme is an innovative scheme that puts NTU students alongside teachers in primary and secondary schools, academies and colleges. The programme aims to help raise attainment levels, develop pupil character, and raise awareness about the opportunities that are available post-16 and within higher education.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about NTU's employability and careers services, you can chat with our Employability team on Unibuddy.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418