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Work and Employability

95% of our graduates are in work or further study 15 months after graduation*

Work while you study

Become an Ambassador

Becoming a student ambassador at the University of Northampton will help you to develop and enhance a variety of valuable skills, including communication, presentation and leadership.

​​​Student ambassadors are given regular work training and will be provided with uniforms. You will be employed to help at various events, including:

  • giving campus tours to prospective students
  • attending open days
  • assisting with other promotional events on or off campus
  • general office work with the Marketing Team

We understand the importance of your studies and expect them to take priority.​ The student ambassador scheme is flexible and works around your timetable and is a paid position that can be accessed after registering through our in-house recruitment agency, Unitemps.

Earning money while you study

If you’re looking for some extra cash and flexible working hours to fit around your studies, you should sign up with our in-house recruitment agency, Unitemps. They can offer a wide range of paid part-time or full-time temporary work opportunities for students both on-campus and with local businesses.

Boost your Employability

Work-based Learning and Placements

Many of our courses offer Work-based Learning (WBL). This means as part of your degree you could go out on placement (working in a company), work on live client briefs, take part in an internship or get paid work.  These experiences enable you to put what you’ve learnt into practice and gain practical skills, great for your CV.

Developing Skills

Developing the skills you need to get you ready to join the world of work after you graduate is so important. That’s why employability, the skills and abilities that allows you to get paid employment, is embedded into our curriculum.

All University of Northampton students have access to LinkedIn Learning, an online library with thousands of training videos and courses which can help boost your skills in preparation for work.

Northampton Employment Promise

If you’ve done everything you can but still haven’t found work 12 months after graduating, we’ll secure you a three-six month paid internship or support you into postgraduate study.

Student Futures

Student Futures creates the space for students to explore social innovation, develop new ideas, gain valuable work experience, meet employers, explore the changing world of work and prepares students for life after University.

*Graduate Outcomes survey 2023, graduates in employment or further study within 15 months of graduation.

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