Your career is our priority

Our mission, at Aston University, is to give students the skills and experience they need to succeed. Whether you want to change the world, to start your own business, or to get a head start on your career, we’re here to help you make it happen.

It’s this focus that makes Aston stand out. We’re proud to be ranked 2nd in the English Social Mobility Index (HEPI, 2021) - the league table that measures the distance that we help our students to progress (both academically and economically).

Aston University graduates are among the highest paid in the country - on average they earn £36,100 five years after graduation, putting us in the top 15 UK universities for graduate earnings (Longitudinal Education Outcomes, 2023).

Award-winning careers support
Professional experience sends a simple message: ‘I’m employable’. We know that today’s job market is fiercely competitive and building your professional experience while you study will give you the edge after graduation.

Aston’s Careers and Placements Team were named ‘Best University Careers Service’ in 2020 and ‘Best University Placements Service’ in 2022 at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.

They’re here to you find the perfect placement and offer advice and guidance when it comes to securing that important graduate job. And the support doesn’t end there. Aston’s Careers Team has got your back for three years after you graduate.



Chloe Lansbury chose Aston because of the advantages an industry placement would offer her when it came to applying for jobs. She shares her experiences of studying Marketing at Aston University and how this helped her to secure her role as a Social Media Executive at Gymshark, below.


From Campus to Careers

If you want to get some career-boosting tips from our expert team, why not listen to the Careers and Placements podcast? The hosts and their guests chat about work experience, CV advice, assessment centres, the placement year, and more.

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Need more?

To find out more about the comprehensive careers and placements support you could receive at Aston University, visit our Careers and Placements pages.