In difficult economic times graduates are less likely to be unemployed than non-graduates and we are here to help our new students and graduates into the world of work during and after your studies.
We are committed to providing you with access to employers and experts, through the relevance of what you study here, real-world briefs for projects and competitions, you'll bring real-world insight to the business you represent, and an adaptable, professional attitude to work.
As a University of Wolverhampton graduate you'll be digitally literate, knowledgeable and enterprising, and focused on succeeding in your professional and personal pursuits.
Overall, 94% of students who graduated from the University of Wolverhampton in 2013 are in work or further study after they leave - a 4% increase on the previous year.
The results of the latest Destinations of Leavers From Higher Education (DLHE) survey*
(*The results for 2012/13 are the latest figures available. The DLHE survey is published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency.)
Our new Enterprise and Employability strategy is focussed on supporting our students to develop employability skills and supporting our graduates to develop their employment options. As it states in our Student Charter, you can expect “to have careers and employment guidance from the University and Students’ Union with the opportunity of a placement or other work/volunteering experience during your studies”.
Our excellent Careers & Employment Service complements your academic studies and is available to help you plan your career, develop your employability skills and take the first steps into employment or further study at the end of your course at the University.
While studying at the University you can take advantage of the following programmes:
The Workplace offers a range of opportunities for current students to gather as much work experience as possible during their studies
Volunteering is an unpaid activity with a charity, community group or not-for-profit organisation that makes a difference
SPEED Plus is a business start-up project part funded by the ERDF, which aims to help create new businesses in the West Midlands region.
Starting University? Looking for a part-time job while you are studying? The Workplace can help.
Step is a work experience programme for our graduates and students who are studing a degree with us
KEEN helps West Midlands based organisations increase profitability and growth through working with a regional university.
We have two incubation units which have been developed to help new start-up companies in those early years.