Career skills during the University of Birmingham foundation pathways programme 

Career skills during the University of Birmingham foundation pathways

The University of Birmingham foundation pathways are designed to prepare you for your career as well as teach you subject knowledge and study skills. Discover how you can build on your employability as an international student.

During your course

Your course is designed to teach you career skills while you are preparing for your university degree. 

What’s included in your course:

Access to Birmingham’s Careers Network

Internship and job opportunities

Birmingham’s Personal Skills Award 

Global careers support

Live careers events 

A chance to work with employers on a group project 

Help starting a business

Sector-specific support 

Here’s how your studies can help you shape your future

Employability skills, networking and work experience can all make finding a job easier.

Glasses, Accessories, Portrait

How you can improve your employability while studying abroad

During the first year of your degree, you’ll be able to take part in The Birmingham Project. Work directly with employers on a collaborative group project and develop your confidence.

People, Person, Graduation

Birmingham Careers Network: Connecting you to your future

Text Employability Programme

Discover the benefits of the Personal Skills Award

At university and beyond

Once you have passed your foundation pathways course and gained valuable career skills, you can boost your employability skills even further at the University of Birmingham. 

How the University of Birmingham can help you prepare for the future:

  • Get help from the University’s specialist careers advisors with the Careers Network

  • Find a mentor who can help your professional development through mentoring schemes

  • Choose to stay in the UK and work for up to two years after you graduate with the Graduate Route Visa

Why Birmingham is great for employability 

3rd most targeted university

by graduate employers (High Fliers Research 2023)

85.3% of students

are in graduate-level jobs or further training 6 months after graduating 

Top 150

most employable graduates in the world (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2022)  

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