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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
Oxford Brookes has provided us with great interns and we are looking to strengthen this relationship with Brookes in the years to come.
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.
93.2% of our students are employed and/or in further study within 6 months of leaving Oxford Brookes
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.
Employers rate work experience as ‘the most important factor’ when recruiting staff. Hands-on experience in the workplace is invaluable - you build careers skills and confidence while finding out what you really love.
Taking a placement year was the best choice I ever made Carine Gashugi, Pamoja Education
Taking a placement year was the best choice I ever made
Work placements at Oxford Brookes come in different shapes and sizes from work experience built into the course to placement opportunities which are voluntary. Oxford Brookes works closely with industry and many professions to provide the highest quality placements - giving you the chance to maximise your employability.
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.
Studying abroad for one or two semesters is for many students one of the highlights of their time at university. Oxford Brookes has over 100 partner universities from Argentina to Vietnam along with many European countries. Our dedicated team will support you right through the process. Students who go on exchange come back with new skills and confidence, and that extra edge to their CV - along with unforgettable memories.
Working abroad can also help you develop skills that employers value. Some of our courses offer placements where you have the opportunity to work abroad. Oxford Brookes is also part of the Erasmus+ Programme, which provides funding for work placement opportunities throughout Europe.
I achieved my goal of a 2:1 because I finally started to believe I could do it. This belief was derived from my international experiences. Lola Leach, studied International Hospitality and Tourism Management. Worked at Nita Lake Lodge in Canada for a year and then studied at Curtin University in Perth Australia for five months
I achieved my goal of a 2:1 because I finally started to believe I could do it. This belief was derived from my international experiences.
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.
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