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Helping you plan for your future

We can help you make the most of your time at Durham University and assist you in developing your skills and exploring your options to get the best possible start to your future career.

With 88% of our 2015/16 UK and EU undergraduates in work and/or further study within six months of graduation, our graduates continually demonstrate that, throughout their time at Durham University, they build the skills that are highly valued by a range of employers. Graduates have found employment in a range of job roles in a variety of national and international organisations, including Saatchi & Saatchi, Deloitte, the NHS, IBM, the United Nations, EDF Energy, the BBC, The Times and the Civil Service.

The Careers and Enterprise Centre can help you with any career questions you may have, including choosing a suitable career, finding work experience, developing your skills, applying for further study or starting a business.

We are ranked top 40 globally for employer reputation

QS World University Rankings 2018

Finding a direction

  • Our information rooms have a wide range of resources on hundreds of careers or further study options.

  • Book a one-to-one appointment with a careers adviser to explore your options and to make a personal career plan.

  • Get help with CVs, applications and interview or assessment centres with our online resources ( and skills sessions led by a range of employers.

  • Our tailored departmental talks outline career options, key application deadlines and top tips to help you make the most of your time at Durham and develop your employability.

  • Attend our range of employer events and forums to get an insight into a range of career sectors and organisations.

Postgraduate Studies

You may decide you want to continue in Higher Education and continue on to Postgraduate study. Durham offers a comprehensive range of courses for both Taught and Research Postgraduate students, along with a range of options to help fund further study. Find out more by visiting out Postgraduate webpages

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.

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