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Careers and skills

UCL is frequently targeted by a vast range of employers who value, amongst other things, the academic achievement of our students.

Careers and support services

We know you will invest considerable time and money undertaking a degree at UCL, and do so to boost your career or undertake further study in the UK or abroad. We take your future ambitions seriously and will help you realise them through individual and group activities.

Realise your ambitions

The team of professional consultants at UCL Careers can discuss your options and assist your progress. UCL students are highly regarded and targeted by employers, who value their academic achievements and the skills they gain through extra-curricular activities and work experience.

UCL Careers is part of The Careers Group, University of London, and you can also attend events hosted by them.

The Student View

" UCL Careers offers a fantastic amount of support.
Sophie Watson

"UCL Careers offers a fantastic amount of support, from forums, to careers fairs, and one-to-one support. There have been themed careers weeks; most recently I attended a careers forum in the Arts and Heritage week, where speakers from the sector with different career paths talked about their experiences and background leading up to their present position. These events give you a wide representation of what is out there, and an insight into each sector. Through this I have gained confidence that the opportunities are out there, it's just a matter of looking in the right place at the right time.

I am still torn between one or two sectors, so am largely undecided about what I want to do, but after having attended a good number of careers events I am planning to apply for an internship for the summer."

Sophie Watson, Second Year, Classics BA

Careers without frontiers

For international students, we offer a range of globally focused talks and events catering to both international students and those looking to work overseas.

For up to two years after leaving UCL, graduates have access to specialist one-to-one coaching from careers consultants experienced with dealing with recent leavers, a suite of careers-related workshops designed specifically for the issues of the graduate job seeker plus the same range of services (including the employer events programme) from which current students benefit.

Subject-specific activities

Every academic department has a specialist careers consultant who helps run a bespoke programme of activities, from talks about career options, to the experiences of previous students and alumni.

Job opportunities

UCL JobOnline is our very own online jobs board, promoting about 2,500 jobs, work experience and internship opportunities a week to students at the university. We also have a fully resourced and comprehensive career library and online resources.

UCL Talent Bank is run by UCL Careers and puts you in touch with employers who are actively recruiting UCL students in small and medium sized organisations for internships or graduate roles. UCL Careers will help coach you through the application and interview process.