Internships and employability

The University of Stirling has been awarded five QS Stars for employability with more than 96% of our students finding themselves in employment or further study within six months of graduating (HESA Destination of Leavers from Higher Education 2015/16).

We appreciate that increasing your employability isn’t just about achieving outstanding academic results. That’s why the University is committed to providing the highest-quality student experience and developing confident, employable graduates.

Whether it's through an internship, work experience or even setting up your own business, we’ll provide you with all the opportunities you need to learn new skills and reach your full potential.

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Why do an internship?


If you’d like to gain real-life experience within your chosen field, an internship is the perfect place to start. Internships provide students with a major CV boost, invaluable networking opportunities and rare chances to develop the transferable skills that employers want.

At the University of Stirling, our strong partnerships with national, international and start-up businesses can provide you with a wide range of opportunities to test your learning in real-life situations. 


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What is work experience?


A number of our courses such as Nursing, Initial Teacher Education, Teaching Qualification in Further Education (TQFE), Pre-service and Social Work include compulsory work placements as part of their curriculum.

These placements are a great way to develop practical skills ahead of your future career, in a real workplace environment, supported by industry professionals.


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