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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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Progressing Your Employability

Career transitions are moments of challenge and opportunity

Perhaps you have a firm idea of what you want to do now that you have graduated. Alternatively, you may have a completely open mind or have only just started to address the challenges and opportunities of your recent life transition. As a new CU Graduate, whatever your circumstances, our Central Careers Service is here to provide information, advice and guidance.

Accurate information provides a basis for making informed career decisions

Our career information resource for graduates lists essential resources to assist you in your career planning and to identify sources of opportunity.

Our advice and guidance services can help you to make a successful transition

Our qualified career consultants are available to support you on a one-to-one basis to help you reflect on your current situation, plan a course of action, write your CV, prepare for a graduate assessment centre and much more. 

We have links with graduate employers

Our Employer Engagement team has ongoing professional relationships with local and national graduate employers: from small-to-medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to large multinational corporations running formal graduate training schemes. Employers advertise their opportunities to CU students and graduates through a number of channels, including our online vacancy database service - Coventry Prospects.

Identify your graduate skills and Unique Selling Point (USP)

A good starting point in your career management and when applying for jobs is to identify your unique selling point: that is, the combination of skills, attributes and experience that distinguishes you from others. You may find our Skills Audit help-sheet useful.

Coventry University Postgraduate Certificate in Professional Development

CU offer new and eligible UK and EU graduates the online and academically accredited PG Certificate in Professional Development at the substantially reduced fee. This course is designed to help graduates develolp their leadership and professional skills to the next level and is equivalent to one-third of a Master's Degree. The course runs from January to August and requires about 15 hours of remote study per week. Eligible undergraduate finalists will be sent information about this course to their University email address prior to and just after graduation. 

Please tell us what you are doing

Every year each UK higher education institution is required to carry out a survey (DLHE - Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education) of recent leavers. Approximately six months after graduation we contact our former students to ask some questions about their current professional activity (work, study, career break, etc.). It is of great help to the University and future students if you are able to spare the time to respond to the survey.

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

Coventry University
Jordan Well

Tel: +44 (0) 24 7765 2011
Opening hours: 8:30am to 6pm (Mondays to Fridays)

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How to boost your employability

At Coventry University, we offer full time postgraduate students a unique chance to work with businesses or learn about the world of work through our professional experience modules, and extended master’s programme.


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