Careers and employability programmes

Throughout your time at Lancaster, there will be many opportunities to complete a variety of programmes and courses that support your development and enhance your employability.

Some of these programmes are a great way to gain new skills in a formal way that will complement your studies and make you a more attractive job candidate.

Other programmes aim to improve your ability to find, apply for and secure a job. We offer both general career support and bespoke programmes that have been specially developed to help international students achieve their ambitions in the UK, back home, or anywhere else in the world.

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LAUNCH Your Future

We have created a bespoke careers programme exclusively for international students. LAUNCH Your Future is comprised of workshops that have been designed to support you careers planning and help increase employability outcomes, both in the UK and around the world.

Career Mentoring Programme

Our highly popular mentoring programme is available to all postgraduate students and all undergraduate students after their first year. The programme aims to match you with a professional mentor in a career or industry area that interests you. This uniquely tailored experience will help you assess your career goals.

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Chinese Careers Certificate

Recognising the nuances associated with career planning for the Chinese job market, we have developed a series of workshops to help Chinese students prepare for and search for jobs in their home country.

The Lancaster Award

Developed in partnership with employers, this certificate rewards you for making the most of your time at university. As you undertake a variety of activities, such as work experience, volunteering and workshops, to acquire new skills, you can gain points that contribute towards achieving the Lancaster Award. The award allows you to reflect on your development and to formalise your learning in a way that employers recognise.

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Digital Skills Certificate

The Digital Skills Certificate at Lancaster University provides formal recognition of your digital competencies. You can choose from a wide range of digital courses that can support your studies and future career. Once you complete enough courses in the required areas, you will be awarded the Digital Skills Certificate, which will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Report when you graduate.