Employability and careers
It’s a competitive world out there, but at De Montfort University (DMU) we make sure you get the experience you need to be fully prepared for the job market.
From work placements to projects set by leading companies, DMU courses are designed to equip you with the skills and experience that will make you a great prospect for today’s employers.
Our support extends beyond the classroom and there are many ways that we help students to become highly employable. With employment fairs, graduate internships, enterprise support and a whole range of careers advice at their disposal, our graduates are ready to hit the ground running and embark on their exciting and rewarding careers.
That's not all – you can also enjoy a truly international experience and add vital skills to your CV by studying at one of our partner institutions in Europe for 12 months and you’ll be paid for it too!
Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies such as such as the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) meaning you can be confident you will graduate with the skills and experience ready to hit the ground running.
At DMU, we celebrate creative, innovative and original thinking and each year we reward students and alumni for their great ideas in our Creative Thinking Competition. From underwater homes to computer games controlled by eye movements, with £10,000 up for grabs the sky’s the limit for your imagination. Success in this competition would also be a great talking point with future employers, so this is a contest that could mean a truly extraordinary start to your career.
Study at DMU and get ready for an exciting, rewarding career. From radio presenters to researchers, footwear designers to forensic scientists, accountants to architects and musicians to marketers, our graduates have successful and fulfilling careers with the likes of the BBC, Warner Bros, NHS, Porsche, HSBC, Sky TV, Dyson, Nike, GlaxoSmithKline and many more.
The university has an online job shop, DMU Works, which is free of charge to students and graduates to use. There are hundreds of career opportunities advertised by employers on DMU Works every week.