Your employability

Luke Jenkinson, graduate After studying our BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science degree, Luke is now the Lead Strength and Conditioning Coach at Sheffield United Football Club

Be confident in your profession, have generic skills as well as subject-specific skills and be self-aware to recognise your strengths and potential

Your time at university is not only about gaining a degree but is an opportunity for personal development and to gain generic skills that employers look for in their employees. You will develop:

  • communication skills
  • problem solving
  • working with others
  • self-awareness
  • working independently
  • time management
  • research skills
  • critical thinking
  • presentation skills.

We also have a Steps to Success scheme which will help you to focus on delivering certain employability, from writing CVs and attending mock interviews as well as career development workshops and visiting speaker sessions. This will provide you with an insight into potential careers and the steps you'll need to take to get there.

96.9% of Derby graduates were in work or further study within six months of completing a full-time degree.