Careers and Employability
We are one of the top 20 'most targeted' universities by the UK's leading employers.
Our graduates are in demand, and they continue to be among the most employable in the country. By providing internships and work experience placements wherever possible, we ensure you have the relevant skills to excel in your chosen career.
Employers play an active role in our degrees by delivering technical lectures or taking a role in professional skills modules. Many PhD programmes include training and work experience in commercial laboratories.
Selected courses are developed and accredited by professional organisations and many courses include project-based assignments and/or case-study analysis.
If you want to build up work experience, our Careers Service has various initiatives to help you add to your degree. With the Newcastle Work Experience Scheme you can boost your CV while studying, with paid work placements with local businesses in term time, during the summer vacation - or both.
Every year international, national and local employers come to our campus to deliver presentations and to hold interviews for their graduate-level jobs. You get to meet employers to find out about opportunities and what they are looking for from candidates.
Our events take place all year with two large fairs in October and June, and sector-specific fairs for IT, engineering and law.