Employers want to see that you’ve mastered your subject, but they also need to know that you’ve got the skills to succeed in their roles.
Careers & Employability can help you plan your development through gaining professional experience and getting involved in activities that will help you grow.
Discuss your development with a careers consultant
Book an appointment with a Careers Consultant to talk about what you'll need to do to make yourself a stand-out candidate and how you might start getting experience.
We offer workshops on understanding recruitment, developing your confidence with selection processes, commercial awareness, networking and career planning.
Every year we have hundreds of employers visit City to attend our fairs, panel events and employer skills workshops. Hear directly from employers about what they’re looking for in their recruits and how you can stand out.
Getting involved with extracurricular activities can give you exposure to different areas, help you develop skills, and make new friends.
Experience City has information on all the ways you can get involved.
Volunteering is a great way to build on your skills and gain experience, especially if you're interested in the public sector or charities.
Sign up to City's Volunteering portal to search for volunteering opportunities.
Work for City in temporary and Student Ambassador roles. We hire hundreds of students every year in many different kinds of roles. We also advertise temporary roles and internships with local businesses.
Become a Widening Participation Ambassador or Tutor
Work for City as a Widening Participation Ambassador at events helping young people to explore the world of university. Applications open each year in October for Ambassadors and May for Tutors.
Become a City Buddy peer mentor
Develop your leadership skills and support incoming City students by being a City Buddy.
Placements and internships
Consider applying for an internship in the summer or for a year-long placement. You can search for opportunities on the Vacancies section of CareersHub. If you would like to do a year-long placement, speak to the placements team in your school.
A Professional Mentor can help you identify areas where you need to develop and provide guidance on achieving your career goals. Applications open in October and January each year.
If your course offers a Micro-Placement module, this is a great way to get experience in the workplace and explore your options.
Visit major multinational corporations in London for a ‘day in the life’ insight into their work and recruitment processes.