93% of Reading graduates are in work or further study within 15 months of graduating and of those in full-time work, 84% are in graduate-level roles (Graduate Outcomes Survey, 2017/18).
There are many ways in which the university supports students in maximising their potential and becoming more employable after graduation. This includes offering placement options to students on every course, whether it’s a short-term work placement or spending a full year working in their chosen industry. These opportunities not only give students the chance to gain valuable professional experience, but help to boost their confidence. Every course also includes an element on career management.
In addition to this, the Reading Experience and Development (RED) Award has been created to offer students the chance to develop new skills and gain experience through a variety of activities – including volunteering and training.
A dedicated careers team are on hand to help students with all stages of their job hunt, from writing CVs to arranging mock interviews. There is also a Reading Internship Scheme, offering paid, project-based internships, and Thrive, a career mentoring programme, which helps students transition from university life to employment.
Regular career events are also held at the university, aimed at supporting students to find a career path that’s right for them.
University of Reading Students on Whatuni say:
“Specific careers advisors for every course, who run sessions aimed at your course and with whom you can meet whenever. Additional university wide seminars and lectures about work placements and transferable skills are available year round.”
“Very good careers centre and loads of careers talk.”
“Placements in my degree have been amazing!! Very pleased.”
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