Hired - Careers, employability and placements

Careers for Indian Students

Studying a degree at University College Birmingham opens up a wealth of opportunities in the UK job market for Indian students. Our University is situated in the heart of the biggest UK city outside London, so there are superb employment opportunities.

Our careers advisers provide expert advice, while our work experience and placements programmes ensure you will learn practical skills to help you in the employment market.

The University’s team of employment specialists, called Hired, have in-depth knowledge about work in the UK and how UK recruiting works.

Our advisers will listen to you and guide you throughout the UK careers process. Many of our degree courses feature industry placements, but even if your chosen course does not, we can help you get work experience to boost your appeal to employers and recruiters.

Practical work experience and knowledge will give your CV extra appeal and you can build up job references to complement your academic qualifications.

With the help of Hired, Indian students could consider:

  • Working as an intern during the vacation
  • Getting a part-time or casual job
  • Volunteering opportunities
I had a job interview for a new product development role with global bread agent specialist Kudos Blends and Hired department staged a mock interview for me. This really sparked off what I needed to do for a more technical role. I got a second interview and again, Hired helped me with my presentation. They were fantastic and I got the job.

Natalie Brown Bakery and Patisserie Technology BSc (Hons)

Can Indian students work while studying at University College Birmingham?

Your current visa will tell you if you have permission to work in the UK while you are studying for a degree. It will also say if there are any restrictions during your studies in the UK.

We are here to help Indian students

University College Birmingham provides free, confidential advice and guidance to all international students. Our expert careers staff are here to help you throughout the process. We are available during your entire time at the University, from the first point of contact when you are looking at our courses until you graduate and set out on your career path.

We are pleased to offer:

  • Pre-entry guidance
  • Help selecting whether full-time or part-time study is best for you
  • Support to develop your employability skills
  • Assessment of your career prospects
  • Advice on gaining work experience

Employment support while you study:

  • Job skills workshops including using social media, CV advice and tips etc.
  • Access to the Unitemps Recruitment Agency
  • Support with job searches and writing your CV
  • Interview preparation including mock interviews to build your confidence
  • Help with obtaining a National Insurance number
  • Information about the working rights of students, employment legislation and work
  • Part-time and seasonal work opportunities through the University's Job Shop
  • Work opportunities overseas
  • Online psychometric testing packages
  • Insights into graduate employment opportunities
  • Use of University College Birmingham’s online Careers Portal

Getting you in front of employers

It’s vital that you have access to local and international employers. To ensure you do, we hold regular employability extravaganza fairs and employer presentations, with many of our students having secured their first role on the back of these. 

Start up while you study

Do you have dreams of becoming your own boss? If you have the passion and desire to build your own business, University College Birmingham's Enterprise Hive can help you get your idea off the ground. We provide a range of support for our budding student entrepreneurs, including industry mentoring, expert consultations and even a start-up grant.

You're starting in the right place too. Outside of London, Birmingham is the UK's biggest start-up city, while small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) generate £16 billion annually and employ more than half the national workforce.

Post-degree support

The team at Hired provides advice and support for up to five years after the completion of your degree. We can support you with interviews and attending employer presentations and recruitment fairs.

For more details about how we can help you, please visit Hired.

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