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Working with Coventry University

Working at Coventry University

Coventry University is a diverse and exciting place to work and we share the enthusiasm of our staff and students to be the best at whatever they choose to do. As one of the City’s biggest employers, we offer some impressive benefits for our staff and are committed to delivering the very best opportunities. We have a comprehensive training, personal and professional development programme that provides our employees with the skills to enhance their performance in the workplace and grow in their careers. There are pension schemes, a generous holiday allowance and flexible working opportunities as well as lifestyle benefits including childcare vouchers, discounted membership to the £4 million sports and recreation centre and schemes such as Cycle to Work and the CU Car Share initiative.

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Careers and Employability Services

Careers and Employability Services

Day 3The focus is on results, not just academically, but in students' career and entrepreneurial ambitions: In every faculty and school, the primary focus is on preparing you for your future career and giving you a competitive edge in the graduate job market. Driving this is an ambitious programme of employability, careers and enterprise initiatives:

  • The Queen’s Award for Enterprise (International Trade 2015)
  • Last year an impressive 95% of Coventry graduates gained employment or continued onto further study
  • Guardian Employability Award 2015

Preparing you for the future starts long before graduation: Securing a graduate level position, postgraduate course or professional training, or developing your own business are the returns you want for your investment in time and tuition fees. Preparing you for those outcomes is central to the design of the courses and support we provide.

Coventry graduates have secured jobs with some of the world's leading organisations:

Rolls-Royce

Jaguar

Pfizer

Deloitte

Hewlett Packard

Barclays

NHS

DHL

PWC

AgustaWestland

Land Rover

Accenture

Aston Martin

Careers focus on campus:

  • Central to our work is making sure that you have good access to placement and job opportunities and all the support you need to secure these opportunities. 
  • There is an ongoing programme of careers events and employer presentations. 
  • Coventry is very well located for the major 'National Graduate Recruitment' events held nearby at the NEC in Birmingham. 
  • Employers come into the University to introduce you to their graduate training programmes, providing you with first-hand information on what they will require from applicants and the skills you will need to get a graduate job. 

The Careers and Employability team are always available to help you

  • Choose your course/modules (available before you come to University).
  • Recognise & develop graduate employment skills. 
  • Plan your career (whether or not you know what you want to do).
  • Prepare CVs & application forms.
  • Access work experience. 
  • Explore opportunities in employment, further study or work abroad. 
  • Market your skills effectively.
  • Identify employers & vacancies of interest. 
  • Understand the recruitment & selection process used by employers.
  • Prepare for interviews and assessment centres. 
  • Ongoing support after graduation. 

For further information, advice or to book an appointment contact:

Careers

TheHub

Coventry University

Jordan Well

Coventry CV1 5QP

Email: careers.ss@coventry.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 2011

Opening hours: 8:30am to 6pm (Mondays to Fridays)