Careers and employability
From day one, DMU students are developing the skills and attitudes they need to help them get the jobs they want – and it’s working. A DLHE survey placed us in the top 25 UK universities for employment and, with 95.8 per cent of our most recent graduates in work or full-time education six months after graduating, we are well above the national average.*
Our graduates go on to do remarkable things – they work at world-leading companies, create Oscar-winning movies, win Emmy awards for spectacular 3D imagery, design shoes for the Duchess of Cambridge and clothes for Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.
DMU also fosters an entrepreneurial spirit, with influential magazine The Economist recently reporting that DMU and its graduates were playing a vital role in helping Leicester match London for new business success. As well as declaring Leicester to be “a contender to be England’s most business-minded city”, the magazine called DMU’s support for entrepreneurship “an important ingredient” in the city’s success.
DMU courses are designed to provide the skills and experience today’s employers look for and include work placements and projects set by leading companies.
Support extends beyond the classroom and includes:
- Employment fairs
- Student and graduate internships
- Enterprise support
- A whole range of careers advice
Students can also boost their job prospects, enrich their studies and broaden their horizons by signing up to #DMUglobal, DMU’s flagship international experience programme.
Many DMU courses are accredited by professional bodies such as:
- Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD)
- Chartered Institute of Marketing (CIM)
- Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA)
- Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA)
- National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ)
At DMU we prepare students for a wide range of job-roles - ranging from accountants to architects, footwear designers to forensic scientists, musicians to marketers and radio presenters to researchers - in preparation for careers with employers such as the BBC, Warner Bros, NHS, Porsche, HSBC, Sky TV, Dyson, Nike, GlaxoSmithKline and many more.
The university also has an online careers service – MyGateway, where you can search jobs, book appointments, ask questions and work on your CV.
* Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey 2013/14 (Employability Performance Indicator).