Education and employability in London

Study and work in London

There are many ways you can work on your graduate employability skills while you study for your Master’s degree:

Work while you study

You can work for up to 20 hours per week while you study in the UK. This could be in your chosen field or something unrelated, it all counts towards your experience. Working while you study will teach you workplace skills like communication, time management, relationship management, which will be useful in almost any job.

On our blog, you can learn more about the benefits of work experience and how studying with University of Huddersfield - London can make you more employable.

Kickstart your career with Job Ready

Once you confirm your place with us, you gain access to Job Ready, our free service designed to help you secure a job while you study with us in the UK. Having a job as a student shows employers you're serious about your career and is a great way to earn some extra money.

In partnership with our expert career development partners, you will:

  • Learn how to write a compelling, eye-catching CV
  • Take part in mock interviews
  • Receive assistance in setting up interviews with employers

You can find out more about Job Ready here.

Increase your network

On your programme, you will meet other students from around the world who are interested in similar ways of working. You can start building your international network at university and forge friendships which could last for the rest of your life.

You can also attend industry events in London and meet people already working in your chosen field. Getting to know people is a key skill for your career and will help you find employment after graduation.

Virtual Internships

You can also increase your employability while your study by taking on an online internship placement in a career field of your choice with Virtual Internships. Having access to a virtual work placement experience will help prepare you for the world of work, by enabling you to put the knowledge you have gained from your academic studies into working practice*.

Once you begin your journey with us at University of Huddersfield - London, you will be able to utilise Virtual Internships at no extra cost and start gaining real-world industry experience while you study with us**.

Benefits of a Virtual Internship

  • Develop your CV whilst you complete your studies.
  • Improve your employability with evidence of work experience from a range of prestigious employers.
  • Prepare for the future workplace by gaining experience of working remotely.
  • Put what you learn during your Master’s programme into practice and develop outside the classroom.

You will also gain access to CareerBridge, a professional development hub. Here, you will be assigned a supervisor who can help you develop your CV and interview techniques, as well as deliver key insights that will be useful once you have started your career.

*Under your Student visa you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week – this includes any hours you choose to devote to a virtual internship. Please see full terms and conditions for more information.

**Please note that a virtual internship is usually an unpaid experience.

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