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Your Career

At the University of Bradford, we ensure all our students gain exposure to the world of work - through placements, sandwich years, industry-standard equipment and talks by leading experts. There are a whole host of opportunities that have been designed to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes you need to succeed in your chosen career. 

We believe in making knowledge work, with high quality teaching producing educated self-learners with enhanced career prospects, and we have an extensive network of trusted industry contacts and initiatives to help your transition into employment. 

Get the skills employers need

Our courses are designed to engage and inspire – and to get you out into the world putting the things you learn into practice, preparing you for your career.

Sandwich years and work placements

The majority of our programmes offer opportunities to work in the relevant sector as part of the course. You can gain invaluable skills and insight from this real-world experience, enhancing your employability and confidence.

While some courses already integrate ready sourced placements into course curriculum, others rely on you to seek out the experience. Our Faculties have strong links with industry and you can take full advantage of our Career and Employability Services, to help you secure your placement.

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Employer case studies

Weldricks has been hiring students from the University of Bradford for over two decades, because as a business we’ve always prioritised nurturing the best young talent of the pharmacy industry. We offer paid six-to-eight-week placements for undergraduate pharmacy students from across the country...Bradford students always stand out. I think the course at Bradford really excels in teaching great teamworking skills, and we notice that when students come on placements. Students show empathy and good communication skills, and an ability to really engage with our customers.

Babir Malik, Community Pharmacist at Weldricks Pharmacy

Working with experts

Our courses give you the employability skills you need to open doors and kick-start your career.

All of our students gain invaluable exposure to the world of work through our extensive partner network of national and international businesses, spanning a range of industries.

We work closely with a number of high profile organisations including:

  • BBC
  • Jaguar Landrover
  • NHS
  • Local Authorities
  • PwC


Exposure to working on live professional broadcasts, including BBC Children in Need and BBC Election Specials, and work placements at BBC Look North has provided fantastic opportunities for students.

This experience has been a stepping-stone for many Film and Television graduates into the world of work, including employment at the BBC following on from their degree at Bradford.

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I loved being there! I had a go at everything, from ingesting media, vision mixing, directing, sound mixing and editing, to designing graphics and going out with the reporters and camera operators covering stories. I’m very interested in broadcasting technology and engineering so I got to explore the apparatus room where the engineering team work. It was fascinating to understand all the equipment needed to run the entire of the BBC Leeds building.

Marcelo Martins Domingues - BBC Look North placement

Professional Accreditation and Advisory Boards


Many of our courses have professional, statutory or regulatory body accreditation or approval. This means your degree has a mark of quality, and you can become a member of the accrediting body when you graduate.

Search our courses to find out more about its professional accreditations.

Advisory Boards

Advisory boards support and inform all aspects of our course delivery. Boards are a group of industry leading experts that influence and shape courses, ensuring they meet the needs of employers and industry.

As well as meeting to help guide development and future direction of courses, members also have a direct influence on students, often giving guest lectures and mentoring opportunities.

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Careers and Employability Service

Our friendly team have expert knowledge when it comes helping you launch your career. No matter what your level of study, the team are there to give you support to progress your career.

From getting a part-time job during your time at Bradford, to CV building and sourcing internship opportunities; they are a must use resource to utilise during your studies, and once you graduate.

Find out more about the Careers and Employability Service.

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