Our Industry Links

Global connections to support your studies

Whether working with businesses to provide our students with great placements and work experience, liaising with organisations to offer extra qualifications or coordinating internships abroad, University College Birmingham is renowned for having industry links on a global scale.

The excellent relationships we have forged with businesses and practitioners locally, nationally and internationally ensure that our students possess the skills and attributes for the best possible progression, supporting successful careers in the variety of sectors our University represents.

Benefits of our industry links

  • We work with more than 1,000 employers to boost students’ career prospects
  • Our links help keep our students up-to-date with the latest industry trends
  • Students are equipped with a wide range of skills through specialist vocational courses
  • Learning approaches are industry led to reflect current demands
  • Our students have the ability to contribute from day one in their chosen career
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How we work with industry

  • National and international placement opportunities are included within our courses, as well as extensive enrichment opportunities
  • Students can network with key employers at placements and careers fairs
  • Expert speakers offer invaluable insight into current trends, challenges and opportunities within the industries we represent
  • We offer international study-abroad programmes at partner universities in locations including Australia, China, Malaysia, Thailand and the United States
The courses have a very strong practitioner focus and the right mix of theory to produce business-ready graduates.

Nadeem Yousaf Regional marketing manager, IKEA Birmingham

Accredited by industry across the sectors

We are recognised and endorsed by leading industry bodies including:

  • Access to Higher Education
  • People 1st
  • Institute of Travel and Tourism
  • Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA)
  • Institute of Hospitality
  • MIA
  • AEME
  • NOEA
  • Chartered Management Institute (CMI)
  • Business Graduates Association
  • NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards
  • Enterprise Educators UK
  • Infront
  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • England Boxing
  • Society of Sports Therapists
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