Careers and employability

Student in university classroom

Your future career prospects are important, and we're here to help you prepare for the world of work.

This year ARU ranked top 25% in the country and number one in the East of England for full-time undergraduate employment.

We work with employers to make sure you graduate with the knowledge, skills and abilities they need. They help us review what we teach and how we teach it – and they offer hands-on, practical opportunities to learn through work-based projects, internships or placements.

Our careers and employability services are designed to break down barriers and help you follow your chosen career path, whether you're looking for jobs and work experience, start-up support, or want to learn a new language.

+ Careers advice and preparation

+ Work experience and placements

+ Support for start-ups

+ Volunteering opportunities

+ Part-time work

+ Learn a new language

We're proud to hold an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. Originally established to encourage women's participation and career development in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), Athena SWAN now recognises representation, progression and success for all.


Have any questions?

If you’re thinking about studying at ARU and have any questions about employability and careers, please email them to

Already a student?

You can contact the Employability and Careers team whether you’re on campus or studying from home. You can arrange to attend a virtual drop in, speak with us on the phone or send any questions about job applications and interviews to us by email

You’ll still be able to access the Career Centre 24/7 online at and you can also find out about our events and activities tailored to your course. If you can’t attend an event in person, we’ll have lots of online workshops and live events that you can join.

Our Placements Team offers online support and virtual meetings for anyone interested in placements and internships. Just email