Employability and careers

Careers services
Students at the UEA Careers Service


Our dedicated careers service can help you explore your options by gaining voluntary or paid industry experience while you study, which will help you secure the right role when you graduate.
UEA Award
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UEA Award

The UEA Award recognises both academic and extra-curricular activities undertaken by students during their time at UEA.


When you study with us, you’ll have lots of opportunities for real-world experiences.

This could mean putting what you’ve learnt into practice, enhancing your studies
with a placement or internship, studying abroad or even setting up your own business.

Internships and placements

Fantastic ways to improve your skills, gain real life work experience and build valuable contacts.

At UEA, you’ll have access to a range of local, national and global potential employers offering a placement year – and we’ll help
you find the right opportunity.

Our internship programme will boost your workplace confidence, and challenge
you to apply your skills to exciting, innovative live projects in a range of sectors. It’s also a great opportunity to find paid, part-time
opportunities while you study, as well as part-time and full-time opportunities during the holidays. 

Year in industry

Put yourself one step ahead of fellow graduates by spending a year in industry.

You'll gain valuable work experience and have the chance to
build your professional skills and confidence. In today’s competitive job market, this is a great advantage.

A year in industry gives you first-hand knowledge of how your chosen field operates. It also greatly improves your prospects of progressing in it, as you gain valuable contacts and insight.

See our year in industry courses

UEA Award

The UEA Award enables students to articulate their achievements in a way that employers value.

This gives you a competitive advantage in today’s job market. The Award gives students recognition for a range of activities, both
academic and extra-curricular, undertaken during their time at UEA, that help develop the skills and attributes
for both life and employment.

Learn more about the UEA Award

Ambassador Scheme

Our ambassador scheme helps you gain invaluable experience in public speaking,
communication skills, customer service and practical skills. 

Activities include:

Talking about your uni experience to prospective students 

Event support - registration, room set up, campus tours 

Off-campus activity – in local schools or at UCAS fairs

Office support – admin tasks across UEA 

Photoshoots for promotional materials

Find out more about the
UEA Student Ambassador Scheme

Case studies from our students 

Hear from alumni how their time at UEA helped shape their career. 

Faculty and school opportunities

Our faculties and schools embed employability into various

course modules, from foundation to postgraduate level.

This gives you opportunities to gain the skills that could direct your future career.