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Employability and Careers

Every course at NTU offers work experience to give you that competitive edge when you graduate. We know that finding paid work during your studies will help you to fund your living costs, gain valuable professional experience, and broaden your skills.

We are currently working hard to provide you with the detail of how we will deliver all our learning resources and support whilst keeping the safety of our students and colleagues as our priority.  You can find out how the NTU community is responding by viewing our dedicated Coronavirus site.

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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 and placement opportunities available to you. You can access them on campus or using their online LiveChat service.

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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. We’ve got a CV Builder, application masterclasses, interview simulators and more, as well as advice from employers on interviews and job-hunting techniques.

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Job fairs, workshops and events

We regularly host leading local, national and international businesses on campus and at our job fairs. Access these exciting networks to discover opportunities and promote yourself to potential employers.

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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

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

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Acceler8 — make your experience count

Experience counts to employers and there are lots of ways to gain it outside of your course. Our Acceler8 Award 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.

Students in Classrooms

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.

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