Careers and employability

Student in university classroom

Your future career prospects are important, and we're here to help you prepare for the world of work. Here's how.

As a student at ARU, we'll help you take practical steps to follow your chosen career path, secure jobs and work experience, or start a business. We'll also support you in developing key skills for tomorrow's workplace.

  • Our Employability Service offers careers advice and organises events including CV surgeries and company visits.
  • Many of our courses offer work experience and placements, and the chance to take part in 'live' projects with employers.
  • If you've got a brilliant business idea, you can develop and test it in our Startup Lab. And there's the chance to win start-up funding in our annual Big Pitch competition.
  • There're loads of opportunities to gain experience through our thriving student volunteering scheme.
  • And finally, our Employment Bureau can help you find part-time work that fits around your studies (and boosts your CV).

Our careers and employability services

Careers advice and preparation

Work experience and placements

Support for start-ups

Volunteering opportunities

Part-time work



We're proud to hold an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. Originally established to encourage women's participation and career development in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), Athena SWAN now recognises representation, progression and success for all.

At ARU, we're dedicated to breaking down any existing barriers for our students – and preparing you to pursue a career you love.