The future of our students is very important to us. From the moment you arrive we’ll help you prepare for your chosen career.
We provide career advice and support throughout your time at Edinburgh Napier to realise your potential, broaden your horizons and hone your skills.
Our courses are designed to give you the best opportunity to develop a successful career. We build employability into every stage, from the course modules to work placement opportunities and the practical skills you’ll gain.
95.1% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2014/15).
Our courses are aligned with growth industries and emerging technologies, both in the UK and overseas. We update our courses regularly to ensure you have the skills and knowledge to progress.
We are a practical University with excellent links to industry. You'll learn from academics and industry professionals, who are experts in their fields.
Employers contribute in a variety of ways including course design, teaching, mentoring, placements and careers guidance, ensuring you’ll get the skills to move into employment or further study after graduating.
Designed in partnership
Our courses have been developed in partnership with employers and over 30 professional and statutory bodies. Our experienced staff also feed their expertise into course development and teaching.
All our courses are designed to:
- combine academic rigour with applied, professional and vocational learning, to improve your career prospects
- develop confident, employable graduates with high quality skills and attributes
- give you an international focus and build concepts of global citizenship and social responsibility
- offer you the opportunity for employment-related activities
Internships, work placements or volunteering are all great ways to get a head start in your career.
Work placements give you real, practical experience to support your academic learning, and an opportunity to develop your skills and confidence, boosting your employability. Placements are built into many of our courses – details of placements are on the course entry page.
Internships take place in your own time, usually during vacation periods, and are another great way of gaining experience and skills for future employment. Internships can be paid or unpaid.
The Institute for Volunteering Research says that 87% of UK employers think that volunteering can have a positive effect on both getting a job and progressing in your career.
Volunteering can be a rewarding, challenging and exciting experience. You’ll develop teamworking, interpersonal and problem-solving skills, and contribute to communities at home and abroad.
Check out VBase, the volunteering network created by Edinburgh Napier Students' Association, where you can find and apply for volunteering opportunities.
We’ll help you find, apply and prepare for employment during and after your studies.
Our careers team provide information, advice and guidance to help you achieve your career goals. We offer a range of services including CV workshops, one-to-one sessions and networking events with local and national employers.
Confident Futures workshops
Designed by a team of industry-recognised consultants, these workshops develop a range of skills, attributes and attitudes to help you progress.
Working part-time can give you transferable skills and real-life experience, as well as boosting your bank balance. Many of our students work part-time while studying, although we don't recommend you work any more than 15 hours a week.
Our employer mentoring programme offers you the chance to be matched with a workplace-based mentor who will support you and share knowledge of their profession.
Services for graduates
You can use our careers service for three years after you graduate.
Once you graduate you’ll join our alumni family. With over 85,000 alumni across the globe, you’ll be part of an international network with a wealth of knowledge and experience who can help you develop your career.
Contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0333 900 6040 for if you would like more information.