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Prepare for your career

Career support with the International Study Centre

We know how important developing your career prospects while you study is, so we have developed a number of innovative preparation programmes to help support your career progression and prepare you for life after university.

Job Ready

With Job Ready, you will receive support provided by our career development partners to improve your CV and prepare for job interviews. You will also have access to dedicated support in setting up interviews with UK companies. The service, available at no extra charge, is great if you are serious about expanding your working experience or want to earn some extra money whilst you live and learn in the UK.

Discover more about Job Ready here.

Virtual Internships 

Benefit from an online internship placement in a career field of your choice with Virtual Internships. Having access to a virtual work placement experience will help prepare you for the world of work, by enabling you to put the knowledge you have gained from your academic studies into working practice*.

Once you begin your journey with us at Coventry University London International Study Centre, you will be able to utilise Virtual Internships at no extra cost and start gaining real-world industry experience while you study with us**.

Benefits of a Virtual Internship

  • Develop your CV whilst you complete your studies.
  • Improve your employability with evidence of work experience from a range of prestigious employers.
  • Prepare for the future workplace by gaining experience of working remotely.
  • Put what you learn during your pathway programme into practice and develop outside the classroom.

You will also gain access to CareerBridge, a professional development hub. Here, you will be assigned a supervisor who can help you develop your CV and interview techniques, as well as deliver key insights that will be useful once you have started your career.

*Under your Student visa you are permitted to work for up to 20 hours per week – this includes any hours you choose to devote to a virtual internship. For full terms and conditions, please follow this link.

**Please note that a virtual internship is usually an unpaid experience.


CareerAhead at the International Study Centre will help you prepare for the world of work by developing your skills in key areas such as communication, time management, problem solving and teamwork. CareerAhead activities are designed to give you a head start in the global graduate employment market after leaving university.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to develop key employability skills and the confidence needed to secure a great graduate job. We will help you identify and develop your strengths and create a personal development plan to work on throughout your time at Coventry University London. 

When you progress to your university course, you will be confident that you have the skills needed to be successful in a professional working environment.

Work after study

Start your career in the UK with the new Graduate Immigration Route – a 2-year post-study work visa for international students graduating from UK universities. If you begin your studies after autumn 2020, you’ll be able to work for up to two years after graduating with your valid Student visa. Study a pathway programme and take the first step towards working in the UK.

Discover the Graduate Immigration Route

Find out more about starting your studies or check the latest COVID-19 information.