Enhance your job prospects

The UK graduate market keeps on growing. Last year, more degree-holders found work than ever before (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education survey, 2015). With wages and opportunities rising, there’s never been a better time to go to university.

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Better prospects, bigger future

Higher education puts you in the driving seat. It gives you options, and opens doors. Many roles now require a degree as standard, including jobs in:

  • Marketing, public relations, and advertising
  • Banking, law, and accountancy
  • Computer programming, design, and consultancy
  • Teaching, nursing, and social work
  • Journalism, publishing, and communications.

With a degree, employers see you as skilled, versatile, and valuable – an expert in your field. It’s why graduates enjoy better job security, higher wages, and more opportunities.

University – learning more than just your subject

The global market is evolving. It’s not just about a job for life anymore – today, the average UK graduate changes career at least four times. It’s good to have a goal, but to move on and move up, transferable skills are just as important.

A university education will help you to build those skills – from group projects and industry showcases, to work placements and library all-nighters. With hard work and experience, you should leave university knowing how to:

  • lead, inspire, and make big decisions, when the pressure’s on
  • communicate effectively, explaining difficult ideas in the simplest ways
  • manage your own work, independently and with confidence
  • innovate, by finding creative solutions to workplace problems
  • analyse complex information, quickly and accurately
  • work well in any team, anywhere
  • adapt in the workplace, showing resilience when things get tough
  • learn on the spot, soaking up information.

Graduate success stories – are you next?

You’ll find Nottingham Trent University (NTU) graduates breaking new ground all around the world – as business leaders, campaigners, politicians, artists, sportsmen and women, and scientists. In recent years, we’re proud to say that:

  • actor, comedian and musician Matt Berry won a BAFTA for Best Male Comedy Performance, in Toast of London.
  • rugby player Nick Easter represented England at the 2015 World Cup.
  • LGBT campaigner Emily Macauley received an MBE for her services to equality and diversity.
  • Joe Sargison, founder of the award-winning ‘Balls to Poverty’ charity, expanded his project across southern Africa.
  • Chris Townsend OBE served as commercial director of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games – this, after launching and marketing the Oyster Card.

Whatever their subject, and wherever they took it – today, people are changing the world, with the knowledge, confidence and opportunities gained from a university education. At NTU, we want to make sure that you enter the world of work knowing your subject, and knowing yourself.

Enhance your job prospects

Published on 10 June 2016

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