Careers and Employability

Westminster has an extremely active Career Development Centre who can help all students in English with choosing their career path, finding job opportunities, writing CVs and completing application forms, preparing for interviews and finding volunteering opportunities.

“The work experience placement programme enabled me to develop vital skills and experience in the sector I am hoping to work in – journalism. Working for two weeks as an intern trainee reporter, I gained an insight into what it’s like to work in a local newsroom, penning articles, conducting interviews and getting the chance to collaborate with other reporters and network with them” – Ryan Browne, English Literature BA Honours

Students can also register with the University’s Talent Bank, which gives students the opportunity to apply for paid temporary and part-time vacancies across all campuses and various departments within the University of Westminster as well as with external local employers: https://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/current-students/support-and-facilities/career-development-centre/finding-work/talent-bank

Our Department further runs a devoted Work Placement module available to all final-year students, supported by our specialised Work Placement team, which will help you gain invaluable industry experience and develop your confidence and employability skills while studying with us.

Previous students on our courses have gone onto range of different careers, from professional writing to teaching, TV production and journalism to advertising, as well as further postgraduate study. Recent graduates from English at Westminster include documentary filmmaker and presenter (and Celebrity Mastermind contestant) Nelufar Hedayat and editor of the V&A Magazine Tom Phongsathorn, among many others.

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