York Futures: get skills and experience

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Your Future, York Futures

During your time at York we offer you the chance to develop your skills, strengths and leadership qualities. You can build a rich portfolio of skills and experiences to enhance your CV, impress employers, set up your own enterprise or prepare you for further study.

Your Career Journey will help you plan your time at York, review what you have achieved and move towards a career that you'll thrive in. Click on the pdf to see the journey or find your year group in the options below.

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

Global programmes

Study abroad, summer schools, exchanges

York Award

York Award, York Leaders, York Award Gold


Projects in education, community, heritage and more

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York Strengths

Disover your strengths

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.