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Employability - The University of Northampton

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The University of Northampton is committed to developing graduates who are not only qualified to get their first graduate job but who have also developed the skills they need to progress through that job and move onto new opportunities. With a strong set of employability ​skills, a graduate has a secure base for any career changes in the future.

The University Centre for Employability and Engagement (UCEE) works with students throughout their degree to develop and enhance employability skills. Finishing university with a good degree is great, graduating with​h a well rounded and complete set of employability skills is even better. There are a wide variety of additional opportunities to develop these skills including volunteering opportunities, work placements, internships, part time jobs and the opportunity to become a University ambassador. Students are then supported to evidence these skills through their CV, job applications and interviews.

All students have the opportunity to complete Northampton Employability Award during their time at the University. The award is an extracurricular, non credit bearing award which will be presented alongside a degree as recognition to those students who have gone above and beyond their academic studies.

The University also has a careers and employability service who support students in assessing and subsequently improving employability skills to increase chances of gaining graduate level employment on graduation. The service includes an online career management skills programme, elements of which link into academic modules within the curriculum.

 
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