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Career success

At Queen Mary University of London, we produce the pioneers and influencers of the future. Our graduates go on to start successful international businesses, bring about social change and make key discoveries in their fields, and we help them to get there.

Careers support tailored to you

Everyone comes to university with different experiences, so we have developed a host of opportunities and support services to help you every step of the way. Perhaps you want help writing a CV, learning a language, or exploring academic research careers. No problem. Just drop in and say hello to the Careers and Enterprise team at our Mile End campus (or book an appointment by telephone/Skype, if that works better for you).

Careers & Enterprise staff giving advice to student

Developing your career in the capital

London is a global city, making it an international arts, culture and business centre. So, whether you'd like to work for a charity, apply for an internship, or even launch your own business, our employability expertise and networks in the capital will put you in the best position to start your career.

London skyline

Work experience

There are lots of ways to get work experience while you study - from paid part-time roles to voluntary work and internships. Our position between The City, Canary Wharf and the Olympic Park means we've built relationships with lots of organisations, both local and international, all ready for you to explore. Queen Mary offers paid and voluntary positions on campus too - all viewable on our online jobs portal.

Taking part in QProjects has enabled me to gain invaluable work experience in the third sector. As a result of my role, I have acquired skills that I wouldn’t have otherwise attained from my degree programme, such as how to write a grant application for funding
Hannah Gaffey, English Language and Linguistics BA 2018

Create your own business

Each year, hundreds of start-ups are launched in east London – lots of them by QMUL students. Some make money, others have a social impact, and they are all great for developing your problem-solving, initiative and leadership skills. We offer our student entrepreneurs seed funding, one-to-one advice and business mentoring.

No time? Build employability while you study

Don't worry if you've not even thought about your career yet. We have, and we’re adding in more and more real-world skills development and experiences to our degree programmes every year. Read more about how our teaching is designed to support your future.

My internship allowed me to get practical experience in the corporate world of the City and gave me the opportunity to develop invaluable business contacts. It was hard work but it helped me to challenge myself
Sabrina Alam, Theoretical Physics BSc 2017, now studying her masters at the International Space University, Strasbourg

Industrial experience

A number of our science and engineering degrees come with industrial experience. These degrees give you the chance to combine academic study with real-world, practical, problem-solving skills in a professional context. There are placement opportunities in both the public and private sectors and featured companies have included: Microsoft, Disney, L’Oréal, Goldman Sachs and IBM. 

  • 91.5% of our students are in work/study six months after graduating*


  • 77% of those in work/study are in graduate level work/study*

  • £24,000 average undergradaute starting salary*

  • QConsult with J.P. Morgan won Guardian Employability Initative of the Year 2016

  • Magnifying glass representing a search engine

    1,400 job vacancies on 
    QMUL JobOnline
    (all paid National Minimum wage)

  • £45,000 given in funding to students 2016/17 to start new or grow existing businesses

  • 120+ annual employer recruitment and networking events at QMUL

  • 400+ employers and training organisations visited campus 2016/17

  • QMUL's Careers and Enterprise Centre is part of the largest careers service in Europe

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education survey for 2016/17 leavers (latest) - data relates to UK-domiciled, full-time, first degree students

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