Your future career

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

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. Students in a computing lab

95.1% of our students are in work or further study within six months of graduating (HESA 2014/15).

Growth areas

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.

Industry focused

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

Placements

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. Student in future meeting room

Internships

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.

Volunteering

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.

Careers advice

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.

Part-time work

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.

Employer mentoring

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 careers@napier.ac.uk or call 0333 900 6040 for if you would like more information.

Contact us

Contact our advisers on 0333 900 6040 or use our online enquiry form.