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Develop your employability 

  • Micro-credentials.

  • Three different career platforms.

  • The Abertay Career toolkit.

  • Work placements.

  • The Principal's award.



Micro-credentials are short, online credit-bearing modules. Micro-credentials are for students from Year one through to Graduation, find out more about micro-credentials.

Year one students: ABE107 Planning Your Future Career.

Year two students: ABE210 The Future of Work.



Three Career Platforms

A range of resources, covering all the stages of your university career.

Watch the video to find out about the three different Career Platforms.


Abertay Career Toolkit

Our The Career Toolkit provides a comprehensive range of career and employability resources.  Use the navigation Toolbar at the top to navigate your way around.

Jobs - search for part-time jobs as well as graduate level opportunities.

Assessments - check your preferences/values in relation to your future career.

Careers Programmes - all about our career programmes such as the Career Mentoring Scheme. 

Advice - about the careers team and helpful information such as Industry Reports and career pathways.

Tools - a CV Builder. If you already have a CV then use the CV360 checker for instant feedback on your current CV. 

Also a Cover Letter builder, and Interview 360 provides you with mock interview practice.

Events & Appointments - book one-to-one interviews with a Careers Adviser and view career events on our calendar.

Use the Career Toolkit now.

Career Toolkit


Work placements 

Work placements help you gain knowledge of the practical aspects of your subject, and learn how to put theory into practice. Placements help you become more aware of the variety of opportunities within your chosen field.

This experience, along with any volunteering work you choose to do, enhances your CV for the future. 

Placements are usually credit bearing

Most of our undergraduate degrees have either a placement module or work-based learning experience. Some are built into the course, some are options.

This enables you to get a taste of working in your chosen subject area and gain credits at the same time.

Our students generally thrive after a work placement!


Internships - info needed


BSc Ethical Hacking students often get internships in the 2nd into 3rd year and 3rd into 4th year of their degrees. Our students get ace internships earlier in their degree in comparison to competitors due to our specialist curriculum being spread out over the 4 years. 

The Principal's Award

The Principal's Award is a short employability programme for our undergraduate and postgraduate students that recognises, supports and rewards work related skills and achievements.

This is to help our students gain the skills they need to stand out in the job market.

Watch the video to find out more.

Meet the Careers team

Check which adviser looks after your area of study before booking an appointment.

Meet the careers team.

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