Prospective students

We understand that thoughts of graduate jobs and career planning might seem like a lifetime away for you right now but choosing a university that is committed to your future employability will be an investment well made.

If you choose Brunel, you will be choosing a university that has a long tradition of developing students and graduates that employers want to recruit. Gaining a degree will be the essential starting point to getting a great job, but employers today want a lot more and expect you to build skills and experience throughout your course.

Skills, knowledge, personal attributes and the ability to convey them effectively all contribute to employability. Employer requirements vary in detail and there's no single blueprint for being employable but, with around 300,000 students graduating a year, it's important to make yourself stand out. You can do that by gaining knowledge, skills and experience from early in your degree.

If there isn't a single obvious career path from your degree, plan ahead to get the knowledge and skills that will convince employers of your suitability for their professional area. This could be through sandwich placements, work experience, work shadowing or voluntary work. You'll impress employers if you can say: 'I've tried this job and know I enjoy it and can do it well'.

There are many activities you can get involved in once you come to university and Brunel offers a wide range of clubs, societies and other opportunities to develop those all important employability skills that employers value so much.    

Download Your Employability Guide guide to find out more about the opportunities available and what you can do to make the most of your time at university. 

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Page last updated: Saturday 18 January 2014