Nottingham students make use of the well equipped Centre for Career Development
The University of Nottingham has one of the highest records for successful graduate employment in the country, and is held in the highest regard amongst recruiters from numerous top companies.
The University's Careers and Employability Service offers excellent support and guidance and greatly assists our students to make the transition to the next stage of their careers after graduation. In addition to this, members of staff from the School are always on hand to offer advice and assistance with the creation of your CV and the completion of application forms.
Graduates of the School of Cultures, Languages and Area Studies are in high demand from prospective employers, and there is a very diverse range of career opportunities open to you. Over 80% of our students graduate with 2:1 or better and those who enter into full-time employment directly after graduation can expect an average starting salary of £18,571, and many find work abroad.
Rather than directly entering into full or part-time employment, our graduates are increasingly going on to continue with their studies at higher degree level, with around 15% undertaking a research or vocational degree course either at Nottingham or elsewhere.
Recent graduates have gone on to work for:
Deloitte et Touche
Ernst and Young
Press room of Atlético de Madrid Club de Futbol
Europa Publications (Taylor and Francis)
Price Waterhouse Coopers (Graduate Scheme)
The Royal Military Academy at Sandhurst
Barclays Capital Graduate Training Programme
European Economic and Social Committee and Committee of the Regions
In addition, many graduates go on to further study, such as MAs in Interpreting and/or Translation and MScs in Management, Business and Information Technology
To see a fuill list of our postgraduate courses, please visit our online prospectus.
CLAS Internship Programme
At the School of Cultures, Languages and Areas Studies we believe in giving our students the best opportunities we can to make their degree attractive and relevant for the job market. A graduate student demonstrating a range of employability skills it is likely to be a great asset to prospective employers and is therefore likely to be highly prized. Our internship programme aims to prepare students to face the careers market with confidence and knowledge with respect to what they have to offer to employers. For further information about the programme please email email@example.com
The European Commission Representation in the UK has teamed up with ThirdYearAbroad.com to produce a series of video interviews with languages graduates to promote the wide range of careers that a degree in modern languages can lead to and to highlight the importance of the year abroad. The graduates featured in the clips have found work in business, finance, the media, the police, international development, education, sport, diplomacy and translation thanks to their language abilities and the skills developed on the year abroad.
Languages serve as a launch pad to a whole host of different careers and these videos are intended to give young people a better idea of where languages can take them and to encourage them to continue with their language studies and take advantage of the unique opportunities afforded by the year abroad.
There are fourteen two-minute video interviews, each featuring a different graduate, and one longer five-minute video summarising the key message that languages boost your career. To view the videos, just click on the link below: