Your future career
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.
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.
Your right to work in the UK
Your Student visa allows you to work up to 20 hours a week, so you can gain career skills alongside your studies. A requirement of your Student visa is a 100% attendance rate for your classes at the International Study Centre. By not attending all of your classes, you risk losing your Student visa and your right to study and work in the UK.
The main focus of your time in the UK should be your studies – so you can gain the skills needed for an international career.
Work after study
After graduating, you will have the skills needed to start your international career with opportunities available all over the world. In the UK, you can access the 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.
Develop digital workplace skills
at Europe’s only Adobe Creative Campus