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Careers and employability


Career support for students and graduates

The University offers lots of additional activities to help you become more employable. 

The Manchester Q-Step Centre 

Pulling together expertise from across Sociology, Politics, Social Anthropology, Philosophy, Criminology and Linguistics, the Q-Step Centre at Manchester prepares quantitatively trained undergraduate students for the labour market or a career in research and gives them the opportunity to apply for a paid summer internship.

The Careers Service

All students and recent graduates at the University have access to this award-winning service, which can provide the following.

  • One-to-one advice.
  • Applications advice – 15-minute appointment bookable on the day for CV, application advice and quick tips.
  • Pre-bookable appointments to discuss career planning.
  • Practice interviews.
  • Group sessions with careers staff, experts and employers.
  • Access to books, journals, guides and psychometric tests.

Manchester Leadership Programme

The Manchester Leadership Programme (MLP) helps students understand the importance of leadership and equips the ‘leaders of tomorrow’ with the skills and knowledge demanded by today’s foremost organisations and businesses. The programme, which has received positive feedback from businesses and community groups:

  • teaches the importance of leadership that promotes social, economic and environmental sustainability;
  • gives an insight into some of the key challenges facing 21st-century society;
  • develops skills that employers like to see on CVs such as team working, debating and influencing skills and project management;
  • increases students’ confidence in their written communication and analytical thinking skills.

See also subject-specific pages for Economics, Philosophy, Politics, Social Anthropology, Social Statistics and Sociology.

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