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Careers and employability

University is more than an experience, it's preparation. We're here to help you find out what comes next, with a rewarding future that's right for you.

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When you arrive in Lancaster, you might not have a plan for after you graduate, but when you're ready to take the next step, we're here to help you.

As you go through your course at Lancaster, you'll always have the chance to focus on your future and you'll have academic employability tutors to turn to, ready to offer advice or point you in the right direction. For lots of our students, there's a chance to get a taste of professional life with work experiences or internships. We can also help you find a part-time job to fit around your studies.

By the time you leave Lancaster University, you should have much more than a degree. You could also have experiences, skills and a good idea of where you're heading.

Globally employable

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Lancaster's extensive careers activities, opportunities and programmes, whether embedded within your course or done outside of your studies, support you to become an attractive candidate in the global job market.

Alongside the vast careers offering and support available to all our students, we also offer specialist career programmes and resources for our international students, to ensure they are job-ready for the UK, in their home country or anywhere else in the world.

Opportunities in the UK

Many students choose to return to their home country or work in other parts of the world and we are proud to have an alumni network in more than 150 countries. Some of our students also choose to stay in the UK after they graduate.

Most of our international students are eligible to apply for a fantastic visa option that allows graduates to work or look for work in the UK for two years after successfully completing a bachelor's degree, postgraduate degree or other eligible courses, or three years with a PhD or other doctoral degree.

An international perspective

We asked some of our international community to tell us what they think about the careers service at Lancaster. Check out this video to find out what they had to say.

Specialist support for financial careers

If you're interested in a career in finance, Paul McCormick is Lancaster's specialist Financial Careers Coach. He has spent a career working in finance, working for Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan and Barclays. Now, at Lancaster University, he helps our students find their own careers in finance. The Careers Coach is here to support any student looking at a career in finance - not just those studying business-related subjects.

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