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Career success

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) aims to produce the pioneers and influencers of the future. Whether you are studying drama, dentistry or engineering, we can help you get hands-on experience, develop transferable skills and increase your knowledge of your chosen field before you even graduate.

QMUL careers statistics - see text in HTML below
  • £24,000 is the average salary of QMUL graduates on completing their course (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16 – released July 2017. Salary relates to UK-domiciled students available for work/study who opted to answer the salary question).
  • 91 per cent of our 2016 graduates were in work or further study after six months (Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16 – released July 2017).
  • 93 per cent is the employment rate for those that have completed one of our QProjects.
  • There are 1,200 job vacancies to browse on the QMUL JobOnline site (in association with the Careers Group).
  • QConsult with J.P. Morgan was the winner of the Guardian Employability Initiative of the Year award 2016.
  • £45,000 was given in funding to students in 2016/17 to start new or grow existing businesses.

London: an investment in your future

As the cultural, political and economic centre of the UK, London is home to some of the world’s biggest employers. Our location gives our students a serious advantage. Last year around 400 employers and training organisations visited the campus, including:

The BBC, Burberry, Cancer Research, Deloitte, eBay, HM Treasury, IBM, Morgan Stanley, the NHS, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Transport for London and the Wellcome Trust

We also have links to Tech City – an area around nearby Old Street that is home to 400+ digital start-ups. We work with the local start-up community through a number of projects, services and initiatives that allow for knowledge exchange to support businesses, develop student employability, and create meaningful impact from our research and teaching. Learn more about how we work with Tech City companies in London.

Careers support

Our Careers and Enterprise team runs a variety of programmes and careers fairs, meaning that you’ll have access to many work experience and networking opportunities throughout the year. The team also provides training on CV writing, interviews and preparing for Assessment Centres. You’ll also have access to your School’s dedicated Careers Consultant.

Our careers programmes include:

QProjects - This innovative scheme places QMUL students with local charities who need help with activities such as developing a website, planning an event, applying for funding or lobbying government. It won Employability Initiative of the Year at the Guardian University Awards 2014.
QConsult supported by J.P. Morgan. - QMUL Bursary students work in small teams to undertake a business consultancy project with a client. Working to a brief, the QConsult team analyse a real business scenario over a period of 5-10 weeks, after which they present their findings and recommendations to the business.
QMentoring - This programme connects current students with either a QMUL alumnus or a UK based professional who act as mentors by providing first-hand insights into their businesses or industry.
QTemps - Our dedicated service helping students and graduates to find paid short-term and/or part-time work on campus and in the local area. These opportunities are excellent for building up your CV and provide a great opportunity to earn extra money while studying.
QIntern - This scheme sources paid internship opportunities for QMUL students and recent graduates. Current opportunities include internships at Citi, Channel 4, Heinz and Parliament.

Be an entrepreneur

Initiative, problem-solving and leadership – these are just some of the valuable skills that you will be able to demonstrate if you start your own business. Students and graduates across QMUL start new businesses and social ventures each year. Our Enterprise Team provides support for QMUL entrepreneurs through funding prizes of up to £10,000, one-to-one advice, workshops, workspace and access to experts and entrepreneurial networks. Learn more about the support they provide.

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