Careers and employability
From day one at DMU, our students are developing the skills and attitudes they need to get the jobs they want - and it’s working: we’re one of the top 50 universities in the country when it comes to graduates finding jobs. DMU graduates work for world-leading companies including Warner Bros, HSBC, Nike, KPMG, BBC, Gucci, Abercrombie and Fitch, BMW, Levi’s, NASA, Disney, IBM and Adidas. DMU graduates do remarkable things; read some of their stories.
Top financial magazine, The Economist, recently revealed how DMU graduates are helping Leicester match London for new business success. Calling DMU’s support for entrepreneurship “an important ingredient” in the city’s success, the influential magazine reported that Leicester was “equalling London in producing the fastest-growing businesses in England”.
DMU courses are designed to provide the skills and experience today’s employers look for and include work placements and projects set by leading companies.
Support extends beyond the classroom and includes:
- Employment fairs
- Student and graduate internships
- Enterprise support
- A whole range of careers advice
Students can also boost their job prospects, enrich their studies and broaden their horizons by signing up to #DMUglobal, DMU’s flagship international experience programme.
Many DMU courses are accredited by professional bodies such as:
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
At DMU we prepare students for a wide range of job-roles - ranging from accountants to architects, footwear designers to forensic scientists, musicians to marketers and radio presenters to researchers - in preparation for careers with employers such as the BBC, Warner Bros, NHS, Porsche, HSBC, Sky TV, Dyson, Nike, GlaxoSmithKline and many more.
The university also has an online careers service – MyGateway, where you can search jobs, book appointments, ask questions and work on your CV.