Careers and employability

DMU has great ambitions for its students and alumni and we want you to have opportunities that match your ambitions. We offer a wide range of work experiences and now we want to make these even better.  

#DMUworks is our fresh new programme to fit around what students, alumni and employers need, focusing on work experience opportunities that may be short, long, based in the UK or abroad – with options to suit different circumstances and aspirations. You can find out and sign up for #DMUworks opportunities on MyGateway.

You can also find out further information about our projects using the menu. Or if you’re looking for help but don’t know where to start then our careers tool below could help you. This planning tool can be used time and again to help you at any point of your journey.

If you’d like to talk to somebody about your options, wherever you are in your career journey, you can book a face-to-face appointment or contact us on MyGateway or social media.

We offer a range of careers resources and opportunities so you can start planning your future. Find out how some of our current students have increased their employability by watching the video below.

The Shape Your Future ‘Make the difference…’

Engaging with careers activities delivered by DMU and DSU can help increase your chance of gaining graduate employment. The video below highlights the difference between a student who has got involved with extra and co-curricular activities and a student who hasn’t. Which position would you rather be in?

Key Employability Skills

Find out what employers want to see in a candidate, and what DMU can offer to help you meet those requirements.

Book an appointment

We offer face-to-face, telephone and e-guidance appointments to all DMU students and graduates. Our appointment service is based in Gateway House and is run by experienced careers consultants. Appointments are available every weekday, usually from 11am to 3pm.

To book an appointment, log in to MyGateway and follow the step-by-step process within the appointments section.

Alternatively, you can phone the Careers and Employability team on 0116 257 7595 to arrange an appointment. 

Ask a question

In addition to booking a face-to-face or a telephone appointment, you can ask us a question. Just choose the Ask a Question option within MyGateway.

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