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Develop your employability and career skills at Teesside

There are many benefits to studying a pathway programme – it is a unique opportunity for you to develop your skills surrounded by supportive staff who are experts in what they do. To help ensure you finish your programme with as many skills as possible, we have also designed a variety of ways for you to gain additional employability skills to help you in the competitive graduate employment market.

Graduate career-ready

At Teesside University, you will be fully prepared for the world of work. You will find workplace skills directly embedded into your curriculum. Degrees at the University are future-proofed – there is a focus on developing the digital skills which are valued by employers. Teesside University is Europe’s only Adobe Creative Campus, meaning you can spend time developing future-proof digital skills to help you in the workplace – such as creativity, critical-thinking, creative problem-solving, and collaboration.

Discover practical learning experiences

Degrees at the University are developed with internationally renowned companies including Samsung, Procter & Gamble and Virgin Money. You will learn under industry-active lecturers to ensure you are developing the skills most useful to the world of work. Many degree options at Teesside University include access to simulated real-life work environments for you to practise your skills.

There are also opportunities to undertake work placements to support your career and skills development further – as well as give you a better understanding of what career is right for you. The University careers service can help you find internships and work placements, so you can find the right fit for you.

The University itself also offers part-time employment opportunities – the Students’ Union employees over 150 students each year. As an international student, you can take advantage of this with your Student visa, which allows you to work for up to 20 hours each week.

Work after study

You also have the opportunity to start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a 2-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. You can find out more information on this on our visa page.

Virtual Internships

If you are studying your preparational programme from home, you can benefit from an online internship placement in a career field of your choice with Virtual Internships. Having access to a virtual work placement experience will help prepare you for the world of work, by enabling you to put the knowledge you have gained from your academic studies into working practice*.

Once you begin your journey with us at Teesside University International Study Centre, you will be able to utilise Virtual Internships at no extra cost and start gaining real-world industry experience while you study with us**.

Benefits of a Virtual Internship

  • Develop your CV whilst you complete your studies.
  • Improve your employability with evidence of work experience from a range of prestigious employers.
  • Prepare for the future workplace by gaining experience of working remotely.
  • Put what you learn during your pathway programme into practice and develop outside the classroom.

You will also gain access to CareerBridge, a professional development hub. Here, you will be assigned a supervisor who can help you develop your CV and interview techniques, as well as deliver key insights that will be useful once you have started your career.

Find out more about Virtual Internships here.

*Under your Student visa you are permitted to work for up to 10 hours per week – this includes any hours you choose to devote to a virtual internship. Please see full terms and conditions for more information.

**Please note that a virtual internship is usually an unpaid experience.

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Our student enrolment advisors are available to answer your questions and help you with your application. We can’t wait to meet you.