The University of York is proud of its ability to produce top-level graduates who are well prepared to enter the professional world. The quality of our graduates was confirmed recently when Top Universities (part of QS, a global career and education network) voted the University of York one of the top 40 universities in the world for producing employable graduates.
We participate in a range of student and employer-led activities around this area from our York Award to volunteering and student entreprenuership schemes. Details of the various opportunities are available from the links below.
The University's Careers Service information for employers provides all you need to know about ways to meet and recruit York Students.
The York Award is our certificated programme of skills training supported by employers. It attracts our most motivated students and provides them with a framework for reflection on their work experience, personal interests and studies.
The Student Internship Bureau offers employers the chance to engage the services of our enthusiastic and motivated students or recent graduates to help you address real projects in your organisation in a cost-effective and flexible way.
A number of departmental degrees incorporate a year spent at a company on a work placement. This approach offers superb opportunities for companies to gain versatile, enthusiastic staff and can form the basis of a longer-term recruitment policy.
The Community and Volunteering Unit co-ordinates community projects and volunteering opportunities throughout the year.
Based in the White Rose Centre for Excellence in the Teaching and Learning of Enterprise, our student enterprise work supports development of key business skills and entrepreneurship.
The desire to be entrepreneurial and enterprising has grown up amongst our students and has become a real motivating force, providing a great opportunity for the future.
Professor Brian Cantor, Vice Chancellor