Skip to content

Enhance your job prospects

A postgraduate qualification is a significant professional step — either as a means of progression in your current field, or as the gateway to a change of career. At NTU, we’ll help you to maximise your competitive advantage, giving you the bespoke, targeted support to excel in your profession of choice.

97% of our postgraduates are in work or further study within six months of finishing their degrees (DLHE 2016/17).


Building your employability

Our School and Employability teams will provide you with dedicated, sector-specific support. Specialist consultants and industry experts will support you on your postgraduate journey, helping you to plan and refine your progress with subject and career-specific advice.

NTU’s research is shaping industries around the world, and your course will be built around that same research. Alongside some incredible in-work opportunities and a global network of employers and partners, we’re your perfect recipe for postgraduate success.

Student on work experience in London
Postgraduate student on work experience in London

Work experience and placement opportunities

Our postgraduate courses are built around incredible in-work developmental opportunities, giving you the chance to refine your skills, and apply your postgraduate knowledge in a hands-on, relevant way. Whether you’re planning to explore a specific vocational area, advance within your current role, begin a research career, or progress on to PhD study, these placements and work experience opportunities will help you to:

  • develop valuable first-hand experience
  • add value in your current professional role, through applied learning
  • make strong professional connections with new employers
  • expand your professional network.
“I found my placement through NTU's Employability team, and I'm working for the same company now. The advice I received from the team while applying for the placement opportunity was invaluable. It ranged from CV writing to interview preparation and I felt it gave me a much better chance to secure the role. It helped me prepare better for the application process and in turn, it made me more assured of myself.”

Yohann Advikolanu, MSc Computer Games Systems

Student recieving support from NTU staff
Student receives support in the Employability Centre, Newton building

Meet our Employability team

Our team of one-to-one advisors are available at the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses, on both a drop-in and pre-booked basis. Our specialist Careers Consultants based in each School, will help you to consolidate your learning with professionally contextual support — providing guidance on how best to align your skills and experience with the demands and expectations of a fast-moving market. Furthermore, they will support you with:

  • interview practice, specific to your chosen field
  • your CV and self-marketing materials (e.g. covering letters and LinkedIn profile), ensuring that they’re properly tailored, and effective sales tools
  • news of employer events that open to our postgraduate students.

We also have an extensive online support offer for you on our exclusive Employability Online, so you’ll have access 24/7.

Santander support entrepreneurs at The Hive

NTU — your gateway to self-employment

Our tradition for nurturing entrepreneurs is recognised at home and abroad. If you’ve got the energy and ideas to forge your own professional path, The Hive — our purpose-built centre for entrepreneurship and enterprise — can help turn your business dreams into a reality. We’ve been supporting our students with their self-employment ideas since 2001, helping more than 400 start-ups into existence. Press ahead on your own terms, and we’ll help you with mentoring, specialist sector insights, training programmes, and access to funding.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418