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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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Go Work outside the EU

Coventry University has a unique programme which allows students to take part in an exchange programme outside the EU and provides funding to help support and encourage students to take part.

Planning your work outside the EU

What can I do? 

Students can apply for a full year work placement or combine it with a Study Abroad/Erasmus placement and complete a semester at one of our partner universities.

Who can take part? 

All students who have successfully completed 2 years at Coventry University can go on a year-abroad placement.

Remember:  Visa's will be required for placements outside the EU and students are required to apply for these themselves.

Where can I go?

The choice is yours! If you have a specific country or company in mind please use our contact form to seek advice from our International Placement Team. 

Why work outside the EU? 

There are a number of benefits to working outside the EU, including:

  • New language and culture skills 
  • Become a globally-aware graduate 
  • Develop professisonally by becoming more open-minded
  • Open doors to new career paths and networking for jobs after graduation 
  • Make new friends 
  • Get paid to go abroad
  • Prepare yourself and learn a new language with our Linguae Mundi programme 

Signing up 

Current students 

Students that are currently studying at the University can check our CU Student Portal website for exciting opportunities that we organise or promote.  You will also be able to find out more information about the application process.


New students 

If you are starting Coventry University and want to know more about working outside the EU, please contact us via our contact form. 

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