Employability and careers
Employability is at the heart of what the University of Derby aims to help its international students with, and as a University of Derby graduate, you will secure a competitive advantage in the job market.
We have been voted in the top three UK universities for employability, lecture quality and learning technology in the International Student Barometer.
We have many links with industry - local, national, international, including Microsoft, JCB, Rolls Royce and Toyota - and our graduates move on to successful careers in a number of leading organisations. To compliment these, we have recently invested more than £100 million in facilities to ensure the learning experience of our students is as close to the commercial world as possible.
91% of our graduates are employed or in further study six months after graduation (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2009/2010) and over 80% of our students are fully satisfied with their course (National Student Survey 2011).
There are lots of opportunities to improve your CV through placements, volunteering, part time employment and mentoring.
Our alumni also contribute as much to the reputation and excellence of Derby as our current students and staff. Among our alumni are athletes, artists, musicians, actors and successful business people.