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Your Career

Boosting your Career prospects

Whether you’re aiming for a successful career after Warwick or looking to take your existing career to new heights, we’re here to help you fulfil your ambitions.

We focus on providing students with a framework of employability that allows them to stand out and encourages innovative ways to gain skills and experience. That’s why our graduates are some of the most sought-after by leading employers.

Students in class

£32,000 Median Salary

For Warwick postgraduate taught graduates whose main employment was full-time work in the UK (Graduate Outcomes survey 2020/21)*

55th Globally

For Employer Reputation (QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2023)

5th Most-Targeted University

By the largest numbers of top UK graduate employers (The Graduate Market in 2023, High Fliers Research Ltd.)

Careers Support

Your career path is unique to you, so our Student Opportunity: Careers team offer personalised support to help you develop your skills, plan or develop your career path and get experience. You can access a variety of support services from Student Opportunity at any point during your time at Warwick and after graduation.

Psychology careers day, student in conversation with advisor

Support includes:

  • Real-time and recorded webinars and virtual workshops, including contributions from graduate recruiters
  • Help with job applications and interviews
  • Face-to-face and online courses to help develop your skills, including leadership, enterprise and communication
  • Access to 1,000s of employer vacancies targeted at Warwick students and graduates
  • Careers Fairs, which may be hosted virtually. These will help provide information on topics including CVs and Applications, Interviews, LinkedIn Profiles and Assessment Centres
  • Bespoke support from Senior Careers Consultants linked to specific academic departments

If you’re looking to pursue a career in academia or just to hone your research skills, we can support you to develop your academic practice through our extensive range of workshops, events and one-to-one support. Our Masters Skills Programme (MSP) and Research Student Skills Programme (RSSP) and Transferable skills programme allow you to learn at your own pace and choose the options that suit you best.

Students working in a lab

Work Experience

There are many flexible employment opportunities on campus and with local employers, which can provide extra income as well as useful experience and skills development.

Our temping agency Unitemps offers you the flexibility to apply for single shifts, particular days of the week, or even full-time over several months.

As a research student, you may be able to access teaching opportunities through your academic department. Responsibilities vary, but could include seminar teaching, laboratory demonstrations, or exam and essay marking.

We recommend that you check with your department before starting any part-time work to ensure it doesn’t impact on your academic work. If you’re an international student, you’ll also need to check your visa provisions and restrictions. You can find more advice about visas via our immigration advice pages.



Our many student volunteers help to maintain our strong relationship with the local community. They also contribute to wider humanitarian and environmental causes.

If you’re keen to help others, you can access a variety of volunteering and campaigning opportunities through Warwick Volunteers, SU societies and special projects like Warwick in Africa.

Students working with young people

Median Salary Disclaimer

*Based on 2020/21 postgraduate taught graduates from the Graduate Outcomes survey, carried out approximately 15 months after completion. Contains HESA data: Copyright Jisc 2023. Jisc cannot accept responsibility for any inferences or conclusions derived by third parties from its data.