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  • Employment

    Connecting you with industry

    Oxford Brookes has provided us with great interns and we are looking to strengthen this relationship with Brookes in the years to come.

    Bob Shankly, Human Resources Director, BMW (UK) Manufacturing

    Employers want graduates with proven skills they can take into the workplace. So Oxford Brookes courses don’t just give you a degree - they give you work placements, professional knowledge, links into industry, integrated careers guidance and so much more to build your employability.

  • Career-focused courses

    95% of our students are employed and/or in further study within 6 months of leaving Oxford Brookes

    (HESA 2018)

    We work closely with professionals to design courses focused on a career in a specific sector from architecture and engineering to nursing and education.

    Thirty-one of our degrees are accredited by the relevant professional body. In many cases our partners in industry contribute to your learning through work placements, mentoring schemes, guest lectures, and input into course design.

    Some of our courses also run specialist ‘meet the employer’ events.

  • Work placements

    Read our placement stories to see how important work placements have been in these students’ Oxford Brookes experience.

    Explore work placements »

    Taking a placement year was the best choice I ever made

    Carine Gashugi, Pamoja Education
  • Mentoring schemes

    Oxford Brookes has teamed up with industry professionals across a number of sectors to provide one-to-one mentoring for our students.

    You will build a strong working relationship with your mentor who can give you practical support and advice on developing your career in your chosen direction.

    Our mentors come from different professional backgrounds such as accounting, hospitality management, sports science and law.

    Why get involved?

    • Gain insider knowledge of the industry
    • Network with established professionals
    • Work experience opportunities
    • Sector-specific guidance on job hunting.
  • Careers services

    Our careers service advisers are on hand to help you with one-to-one guidance, career planning advice, online resources, and plenty of other services - throughout your time at Oxford Brookes and beyond.

    Careers service website »