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Employment and enterprise

Find out about access to employment opportunities and developing entrepreneurial ventures at UCL.

UCL students and staff have access to a broad range of opportunities, advice and support for entrepreneurial ventures at UCL.

Students

  • Careers Fair

    Professional consultants at UCL Careers are available to advise all UCL students.

  • Specialist careers consultants are also available for international students, who manage a multi-topic programme aimed at supporting international students while studying at UCL. This includes webinars enabling students to interact with international recruiters from campus.
  • Each academic department at UCL has a specialist careers consultant, who runs a bespoke programme of activities.
  • UCL JobOnline is the university's dedicated online jobs board, promoting around 2,500 jobs and work experience opportunities a week to UCL students.
  • UCL Talent Bank is run by UCL Careers, and puts students in touch with employers who are actively recruiting UCL students for internships or graduate roles. UCL Careers offers coaching through the application and interview process.
  • UCL is part of The Careers Group by the University of London, which hosts a regular calendar of career-related events.
  • Hundreds of potential employers visit UCL every year at dedicated events for UCL students, including careers fairs, employer presentations and sector 'themed weeks'.
  • Global Citizenship lecture - Kirsten Holst

    UCL and UCLU jointly run the Skills4Work programme, where employers come onto campus to coach students in areas including leadership, negotiation and problem-solving, CV writing and interview practice.

  • Students can learn the basics of modern business in free, three-day boot camps.
  • Guest lectures by seasoned entrepreneurs and investors give students insights into business and entrepreneurship.
  • The enterprise strand of the Global Citizenship Programme allows students to work in teams to create their own socially responsible enterprises to tackle global social problems.

Graduate-specific

  • Bespoke career advice and opportunities are available to graduate students, including practice interviews for PhD-specific appointments.
  • Career development programmes specifically for PhD researchers include a Consulting Skills week to take on real-life business problems, and Leadership Skills courses to analyse leadership roles in academia and business.

Staff

After UCL

Collaboration with industry

UCL works with industry on a variety of partnerships. Read more about a selection of UCL's partnerships.