York Futures: get skills and experience

York Futures

York Futures is our employability initiative that brings together a range of opportunities and experiences for you to develop your skills, build on your strengths and stand out from the crowd. You can also check out those in-demand employability skills and see which activities will help you develop them.


The York Futures Scholarship funds students to access opportunities that give them a head start in the job market. It is funded by York's alumni and friends community through philanthropic donations.

Work experience and Enterprise

Placement Year, internships and business startup

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Global programmes

Study abroad, summer schools, exchanges

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York Award

York Award, York Leaders, York Award Gold

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Volunteering

Projects in education, community, heritage and more

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York Strengths

Online Discovery and Development Days

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Careers support

Events, advice and information resources

Student-led activities

Student societies and representation can help you develop skills and gain experience, as well as add fun to your time at university.