Get ahead

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Visit the portal
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  • find work experience
  • get volunteering
  • learn from our enterprise programmes
  • meet a mentor
  • develop your professional skills
  • search for a student job
  • showcase your work in industry competitions
  • network, network, network
  • get careers advice.

Get ahead with us

Read our statement on placements and internships

Get involved, get ahead

Teesside University invests in ‘wraparound’ career support for you from the moment you join the University and that help continues if you need it once you become an alumnus.

The Get Ahead initiative begins in Welcome Week for new students when you are provided with information on all the activities and the help you can access from that moment.

A flagship three-month paid internship scheme runs annually for new graduates from January to March with internships provided by both employers and the University. Placements are combined with a training and development programme run by the University. From the first cohort 70% gained substantive full-time employment within two months. 89% of employers rated the programme positively.

The University has also invested in a dedicated portal as part of the Get Ahead scheme which allows students and graduates to search a database of all opportunities available – from jobs and careers to skills development and volunteering.