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Durham University


Helping you plan for your future

Careers & Enterprise (C&E) are here to support you in making the most of your time at Durham University. As well as gaining a world class degree, you will build skills that are highly valued by a range of employers, giving you the best possible start to your chosen future career and we can help you to explore your options.

Did you know that Durham has the highest graduate employment rate of any UK university? 97.9% of Durham graduates are in work or further study three and a half years after graduation*.

Our graduates work in a variety of national and international organisations, which include IBM, the United Nations, Saatchi & Saatchi, Deloitte, the NHS, EDF Energy, the BBC, The Times and the Civil Service.

Our services include; one-to-one appointments with Careers Advisors to make a personal career plan, a Student Employment Service, forums to get an insight into a range of career sectors, support with finding and applying for work placements, and skills sessions led by a range of employers such as Nissan, Rolls Royce, TeachFirst PwC, TPP, the Army, Herbert Smith Freehills and Newton Europe.

Highest Grad rate

Durham University has the highest graduate employment rate
of any UK university: 97.9% of Durham graduates are in work or further study three and a half years after graduation.

Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal Survey 2016.

*Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Longitudinal Survey 2016.

Durham University graduates are currently ranked:

  • 34th in the world by large employers (QS World University Rankings 2018) 
  • 5th in the UK (The Times and The Sunday Times University Guide 2018).