Career Prospects at Lincoln
At the University of Lincoln, we take your future seriously and are dedicated to equipping you with the skills, confidence and opportunities to maximise your potential through your time as a student and after you graduate.
We do this by helping you to explore the right career path for you, helping you to get work and voluntary experience while you study and equipping you with the skills and confidence you need to get the best out of your career whether you are on a postgraduate programme or an undergraduate course.
Our Careers & Employability Service is dedicated to your future career. 95% of our most recent graduates were in work or further study six months after graduating, and almost three quarters were in graduate level roles according to the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2014/15.
The Careers & Employability team is part of Research & Enterprise Services, an innovative department that works closely with academics across the University to support students in preparation for the future whether that be getting on the career ladder or getting further in a current career. The facility is also home to the University’s Engagement and Knowledge Exchange teams, and is the gateway between the University and the business world.
Amy helps Google to work with universities
Amy Guy studies Web Technology at Lincoln and made the most of her summer break by undertaking a three month work placement at Google as a University Programs Intern.
Amy said: “I loved my time at Google and I got to work on a number of projects. My role involved supporting the University Programmes team as they forge links between Google Engineering and the academic world, throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
“I joined the Women in Technology Society at University and I met two really good mentors: a Professor and a PhD student. Through them I went to a couple of conferences and got a placement with Google through someone I met at a conference. It’s really valuable to network and meet people in the industry.
“The staff in my department all encourage and support students getting involved like this. It makes learning more meaningful if you are actually learning by doing rather than by being told.”