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Careers, Employability and Skills

Careers, Employability & Skills

Shaping your career dream

The Queen’s Careers Team are here to support students and graduates with all aspects of career planning and decision making.

We’ll help you set career goals, communicate your worth to employers and equip you with the skills you need to stand out in the competitive global job market. The skills we help you build, will benefit you forever.

We’re still here

You can still access our careers support remotely. See our COVID-19 update page for virtual resources. 

96% of our undergraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation
(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17)

Queen’s is ranked 11th in the UK for career prospects after 15 months
(Guardian University Guide 2021)

94.1% of Queen’s Postgraduates are in employment or further study 6 months after graduation
(HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, 2016/17)

Top 140 in the world for graduate prospects
(QS Graduate Employability Rankings 2020)

What type of support do we offer?

We can help you with everything from building a career plan to engaging with employers, refining your CV or perfecting an application.

We can also support you to secure placements, work experience or study abroad opportunities. Our diverse range of employability programmes and events are designed in consultation with industry to help you lead, achieve, develop and succeed.

Book a programme or event

Development Weeks 2021

Development Weeks is two weeks in the academic year providing all students with dedicated time and space to take part in extra-curricular activity and gain Degree Plus Accreditation.

You are welcome to plan and host Development Weeks events ahead of the 24 May and we will be happy to host a recording of your event on our site.

Get involved with Development Weeks 2021

Access our services

In the below sections, you’ll find online tools and resources to help with your career planning, along with information advice and support on a host of careers-related topics. Can’t find what you need? Get in touch. 

Global Opportunities

Every year over 900 Queen's students take the opportunity to go outside Northern Ireland to study or gain work-related experience – why not be one of them?

Start your career plan

We understand figuring out your future can take time, so we will work with you to help you understand who you are, what you want and where you want to go.

Start by clicking on the statement which best describes your career plan:

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Careers and Employability service.

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