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Employability

"A fresh and innovative approach..."

"At first, I expected my course to be more theoretically orientated. However, it turned out to be much more practically-orientated, and the modules were taught by professionals from the industry, with a fresh and innovative approach towards the trends in journalism."

Anna Ilieva BA (Hons) Journalism

Courses informed by industry

A degree from Salford is more than just a certificate – we’ll help you to graduate confident and ready to step into your chosen career.

We form strong partnerships with businesses and organisations from all sectors, working hand-in-hand with them to develop courses that are up-to-date and relevant to the challenges of modern industry.

Our academic staff are professionals in their fields, with many still actively engaging with industry to continuously update their knowledge and inform their teaching.  

"A year in industry can help you realise what you want from your studies, and will make you more determined, focused, and organised. It’s great to get the chance to go into a company and learn, create, and produce things."            

Stefanos Patelis BSc Business & Management

Real world experience

We use our partnerships and staff networks to create opportunities for you to gain real, hands-on experience that will help you to develop the professional and personal skills that employers value. BSc Computer and Video Games students Jessica Lea and Stephanie McLean took part in a summer internship at Big Brand Ideas where they developed a mobile game within a month. Read their blog where they talk about their course, experiences and internship.

The majority of our courses offer work placements, as well as opportunities to take part in live briefs, where you’ll work in teams to deliver solutions for real clients. Recently BEng Acoustical and Audio Engineering student Elle Kalavsky spent 15 months on placement as part of her degree to set her up for the future. From acoustics and thermal testing, to Glastonbury! Read more about her experiences.

Many of our courses offer a year in the industry, giving you the chance to work full-time for an employer. You could be paid for your work and you won’t have to pay any tuition fees for the year.  

"I had always dreamed of becoming self-employed and owning my own business one day. When I won the competition at Salford it presented the opportunity to start this new business with great support and mentors, increasing the chance of its long-term success."          

Lavinia Goddard BSc Marketing        

Employability support for life

You can access our professional, on-campus employability services at any time – even after you graduate. Our dedicated askUS team can help you to craft the perfect CV and LinkedIn page, practice interview techniques and offer career advice. We also have an on-campus recruitment agency - Unitemps - which helps students access part-time and temporary work, working for the University and local employers.  

Our online jobs portal gives you access to the latest vacancies, so you can find part-time and casual work to support your studies, as well as internships and graduate placements. Graduate Claire George, achieved a First Class degree in BSc Physiotherapy in 2017. Following her graduation she got the opportunity to undertake a research placement with the Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis. Read more about the opportunities she discovered whilst at Salford.

At Salford, no ambition is too big – if you’ve got a business idea of your own, our Enterprise team can help bring it to life through funding awards and business start-up support.