Employability

From the beginning of your academic journey and throughout your studies, we offer a range of tools and dedicated career support, to help your personal and professional development and improve your employability.

Alongside this, there are several initiatives and schemes that you can take part in. These will help you build and develop your transferable skills and network with potential employers, preparing you to face the ever-changing graduate job market.

Understand your strengths

Your Personal Tutor and our dedicated Careers Consultants can give you 1-2-1 advice and help you make the most of the opportunities and support services available across the University.

Take control of your personal development with Potential.ly, an online tool that helps you explore your strengths, preferences and competencies. Potential.ly will also assist you in planning activities that fuel your personal growth on your journey to becoming a highly employable, globally engaged, and socially responsible citizen.

Enhance your skills

Westminster Plus Electives – Study subjects outside your core curriculum with these Elective modules. Experience learning across disciplines and in diverse teams.

Digital skills – Gain internationally recognised qualifications in Adobe and Microsoft software with our digital training opportunities.

Lynda.com – Learn online with unlimited access to 5,600+ courses in business, technology and creative skills by industry experts.

Polylang – Study a new language as part of or alongside your studies with our open language programme.

Skills workshops – Take advantage of these throughout the year and learn skills such as team leadership, critical thinking, commercial awareness and personal brand.

Academic Learning DevelopmentHelps you to develop and master academic writing and the academic skills to succeed in your studies and in your career. They provide appointments and workshop on topics including: time management, critical thinking and presentation skills.

Grow your experiences at Westminster

Westminster Abroad – Gain skills which will give you an edge in the global job market by spending time abroad during your degree. There are many opportunities such as studying at a partner institution, volunteering, doing a summer internship or a year-long Erasmus+ traineeship and more.

Students' Union and Student Representation – Led by students for students, the Students’ Union offers a wide range of opportunities to get more involved in life at Westminster, supporting you to build your network and skills.

Students as Co-Creators – Work in partnership with academics to improve your learning experience and develop skills in team working, leadership, communication, research, managing projects and budgets.

Student Ambassadors – Give pupils at schools and colleges an authentic idea of what life is like at university, inspiring and encouraging others whilst gaining valuable work experience.

Work experience and volunteering

Work Placements – Gain relevant work experience, enhance your knowledge of a particular industry and develop your professional skills.

Talent Bank – Apply for paid temporary and part-time vacancies across the University as well as with local employers.

Volunteering – Give something back to your community alongside opening up opportunities to gain valuable experience and increase your transferable skills.

Career Support

Career Development Centre – Take advantage of everything the Centre has to offer including one-to-one appointments with our Careers Consultants, job seeking strategies, support on building CVs, filling application forms, interview preparation and assessment centres.

The Creative Enterprise Centre (CEC) – The CEC is a brand-new initiative based in Westminster School of Media, Arts & Design that aims to empower students to become highly effective, entrepreneurial and employable graduates; able to manage and leverage their career portfolios, expectations and futures. The CEC will do this by bridging the gap between students, graduates, industry and community.

Engage – Our dedicated portal features vacancies posts, volunteering opportunities and bookings to numerous events across the University. It also offers resources such as job hunting, a CV check and interview preparation.

Mentoring – Apply to one of the University mentoring schemes, to gain professional and industry insights and build a solid foundation of skills from which to launch a variety of successful careers.

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Employability inductions

Download the Employability Inductions presentations.

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Employability student stories

Read about how our students have been enhancing their employability skills with the support we offer.