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Employability

Employability

The School of Humanities' excellent links with local employers and community organisations provide a fertile ground for you to develop the skills, attributes and experience that you need to pursue your career. 

We will help you to:

  • Develop employability skills
  • Gain relevant experience
  • Build a portfolio of evidence
  • Research career choices and prepare for employment

Develop employability skills

Proficiency in skills such as team-working, communication, numeracy and IT is the expected baseline for any graduate.  The assessment methods used on your course are designed to develop and extend these skills.  Further, working to deadlines will improve your time management, prioritising and planning skills. Find out more about Employability and Enterprise at the University of Wolverhampton.

Gain relevant experience

Practical experience of a work environment, especially one that relates to your intended chosen career, is an excellent way of showing employers that you will be able to quickly and effectively fit into their company. We offer a variety of work placement programmes:

Building a portfolio of evidence

It is crucial that you can articulate and showcase your talents to potential employers.  We can show you ways of building your portfolio of evidence, for example through the use of Pebble Pad, an online planning and recording tool. 

The Professional Development Award offers and integrated and structured approach to your personal, academic and professional development.  Through a process of reflective action planning, you identify and acquire skills, experiences and qualifications that best equip you for your graduate future.

Research career choices and prepare for employment

The University of Wolverhampton has a dedicated Careers and Employment Centre here to help you find out more about your chosen career, search for jobs, prepare you for CV writing and interviews, and much more ...

Challenge yourself and get involved (That something extra)

The CBI identifies the most important graduate attributes as "a positive attitude, [a] willingness to take part and openness to new activities and ideas".

The University of Wolverhampton is a great place to open yourself to new experiences and new ways of thinking.  Graduates who can operate in the global market are highly sought after by employers.  You can improve your international and cultural awareness by:

  • The study of a foreign language - you can study Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Spanish or Swedish either as part of your course or as an addition to your course.
  • Studying abroad (Europe and/or USA & Asia) - all undergraduates have the opportunity to spend a semester or a year abroad as part of their degree programme.
  • Develop your Entrepreneurial skills - if you have an idea for business, we can help you make that business a reality.