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Three business workers walking in London

Employability at INTO City, University of London

Get ready for career success with our extensive employability program. From the first day of your pathway course, we’ll help you develop the real-world skills employers look for. You’ll leave us feeling driven, confident and inspired to achieve more – with even more opportunities to come.

During your pathway program

INTO pathways are developed with your career in mind, helping you gain key skills for future success and the confidence to seize every opportunity. You'll benefit from:

Our module content and learning styles help you build key soft skills like communication, teamwork, presenting, time management, interview technique and problem solving. You’ll also learn how to use computer software and the internet to research, share ideas and collaborate.

Say ‘goodbye’ to boring tests, and ‘hello’ to assessments that make sense. As part of your assessments, you’ll complete tasks related to your degree subject and future career. Think short films for media students, business plans for business students and lab reports for future scientists.

What better way to gain work experience than by getting a job? INTO is registered with the Office for Students, which means you’ll be able to work during your studies with us. This can be paid work or volunteering, up to 20 hours per week during term and either part time or full time in the holidays.

You’ll create a digital career development portfolio throughout your pathway program. This will showcase the employability skills you've developed, events you've attended and activities you've completed at INTO – all in one easy-to-access place.

Throughout the year, you’ll attend expert-led workshops covering a wide range of useful topics. Sessions could include: an introduction to the UK labor market, talks from employers and successful industry professionals, entrepreneurial challenges, and CV and application writing.

Develop your networking skills on international platforms such as LinkedIn. Join our online community to stay up to date with the latest INTO employability events, share your experiences and connect with other international students who are building similar careers.

Develop key skills and get involved in life at the center by becoming an INTO Student Ambassador. You’ll gain a variety of experience, from assisting the marketing team to sharing your experience with prospective students and representing INTO in the community.

We're proud to have strong links with high-profile companies across a wide range of industries. You'll have the opportunity to connect with them via our online employer sessions, with recent events including workshops by Accenture, Delioitte and Ernst & Young, and networking with Allianz, Apple and L'Oreal.

Career prospects on your doorstep

Study in a world city surrounded by market leaders in finance, tech, commerce and more.

“Students from INTO City already have an advantage over many overseas students who join our programs directly. Being a step ahead academically can be matched by being a step ahead in the search for an attractive job, now that embedded employability skills are going to be available.”

Dr Russell Gerrard Associate Dean for Learning and Teaching,
Bayes Business School

Between your pathway and degree

You’ll have access to even more opportunities after you complete your pathway, but before you start your degree:

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Virtual Internships

If you want to secure your dream job after university, an internship will set you apart. That’s why we've partnered with Virtual Internships, an award-winning online work experience facilitator. With opportunities across 18 different career fields and 3,500 companies in 70 countries, they’ll help you gain valuable professional experience that your future employers will love.

Additional cost: £1,295

Employment Boost

Develop your transferable employability skills in engaging and realistic business-led challenges, ranging from a 1-day Mini Boost to an intensive Summer Employment Boost. Experience one-to-one coaching and the work with industry experts in your field.

Additional cost varies depending on program selected

You must be aged 18 or over by the time you start your Virtual Internship.

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During your City, University of London degree

Unlock your potential at City, University of London, with career-enhancing services and opportunities including:

  • Academics with real-world industry experience – learn from professionals in your chosen field.
  • Top salary prospects – graduates from Bayes Business School earn more on average after 5 years than those from any other UK university (Adzuna 2022).
  • Links with local, national and international companies.
  • One-year paid placements for undergraduate students – previous students have worked at Goldman Sachs, Deloitte, Warner Bros and PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
  • Employability modules embedded in course content.
  • Award-winning professional mentoring programme – a six-month scheme to help eligible students become highly employable graduates.
  • 4-week micro-placements – credit-bearing placement modules available for some subjects.
  • Entrepreneurship funding from City Ventures and the City Launch Lab.

After graduation

Step into the world of work with confidence. Both INTO and City, University of London offer expert support as you find a graduate job and build your career, including:

Job search skills

CV writing, job applications and assessment center practice.

City Careers Hub

Search jobs from 5,000+ registered employers.

INTO employability events

Boost your career skills and network with INTO alumni.

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