UK universities career skills

It’s never too early to start thinking about your career

That’s why our degree preparation courses are designed with employability in mind.

We embed career skills into our curriculum and include lots of opportunities for you to get ready for the world of work.

A UWEBIC student with a teacher in the robotics laboratory

Some of the ways you can improve your employability during your pathway course could include:

  • Pathways Preview — use this employability resource before your course starts

  • Pathways Extra — continue developing career skills after your course

  • Life and Career Skills — prepare for your future during your course

  • Networking and live career events — make connections that could help in the future

  • Skills portfolio — document your achievements and showcase your skills

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Work experience opportunities

Pathway courses with internships 

In many cases, you can take an integrated online internship in the UK as part of your degree preparation course. It’s a great way to gain experience in a professional environment. 

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Why take a pathway course with internship?

Job opportunities while you study

As an international student in the UK, your visa usually allows you to work part-time during your degree preparation course and full-time during the holidays. Part-time jobs are an excellent way to fund your studies. They also help you gain transferable skills that you can take with you into your future career.   

Careers support at university 

Many degrees at our partner universities include work placements, such as a Year in Industry. And you can also take summer internships while at university to boost your employability.   

Your university will have a dedicated Careers Service team that can help you find work experience and build upon the employability skills you learnt during your degree preparation course.