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Improving Your Employment Prospects

Studying at Newcastle University gets you more than just a world class degree. We offer a range of free services for our students and graduates* to help them get started on the path to their dream career.
To find out more about some of the options available when you study at Newcastle University, take a look at our latest infographic.

Helping you Stand out from the Crowd At Newcastle University, we offer many opportunities for you to develop skills and experiences that graduate recruiters are looking for - and from day one you will receive plenty of support from our multi award-winning Careers Service to help you make the most of them. Get set for success 93.7% of our 2013 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating. (Destinations of Leavers of Higher Education Survey, 2012/13) Make connections With a Newcastle degree, you’re in demand. We consistently have one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK and we’re one of the top 20 ‘most targeted’ universities by The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers (2014). This includes companies like PwC, Jaguar Landrover, Goldman Sachs and Aldi. Over 3,000 employers advertise vacancies, work experience and placement opportunities via our Careers Service every year. More than 300 employers visit campus each year to meet our students. We’re ranked in the UK top 20 for employability in: • The Times/Sunday Times University Guide 2015, • The Guardian University Guide 2015 and • The Complete University Guide 2015 Broaden your horizons Most of our degrees offer study abroad opportunities, with over 200 exchange partners worldwide. With over 175 societies and more than 60 sports clubs for you to try, our Students’ Union offers you lots of opportunities to try something new or develop the skills you already have. Add to your degree To complement your studies, there are loads of opportunities to add to your CV through our ncl+ initiative: • Paid opportunities • Volunteering schemes • Work experience • Part-time jobs Rise Up Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the best, largest and most innovative in the UK.’ To Through our Rise Up service we provide business start-up advice for budding entrepreneurs. 33 new businesses were set up by our students and graduates in 2013-14. To find out more about the careers support available to you at Newcastle University, visit

*Our graduates benefit from our careers support up to three years after graduation and on-going business start-up support is also available. See the main Newcastle University website for more information.

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