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The engineering employability approach is to encourage all our students to participate in as many extracurricular activities as they can.

Every activity enables students to grow as individuals and provides them with invaluable experiences and discussion points when embarking on their preferred career.


A range of training is offered to all of our students, specialist training is offered to relevant pathways:

SAS programming (analytics, business intelligence and data management)
Unity Certification (games development)
Microsoft Certified Fundamentals (MCF)
Three students walk past the Computer Augmented Virtual Environment on their way to a lecture in the Tech Hub.

Work placements

Work experience allows students to build, develop and apply skills acquired through their degree. Evidence shows that undertaking a sandwich placement can lead to students improving their academic skills, obtaining a high classification of degree, and improving prospects on graduation.

During their degree, students will develop both intellectually and personally, gain confidence and acquire the desirable skills that employers are looking for. In addition, we encourage all students to actively gain work experience whilst studying. Students can gain valuable assets to their CV by undertaking:

  • 12-month industrial placement (typically following completion of Year 2)
  • voluntary work experience

In addition, all students from the Department of Engineering have access to our award-winning Careers service. From the moment they start their degree, students have access to a highly dedicated and passionate team who can provide friendly, impartial, and confidential guidance.

Study abroad

We offer learning opportunities for both incoming and outgoing students through our international links and in collaboration with our international department. We encourage students to study or work abroad for 12 months to enhance their CVs and employability prospects.

Knowledge Exchange Team