"The project I did wth MDXworks and Comic Relief was an opportunity to gain insightful experience into the workplace environment and what's required for a graduate job." - Flavion Fernandes, BSc Computer Science
Our employability service team can provide 1:1 advice and guidance tailored to your area of study to help connect your degree to a graduate job. Our MDXworks employment hub is available wherever and whenever you need it. You can talk with an advisor on campus or online depending on what's best for you. After you graduate, you can continue to access this service as you progress through your career as a Middlesex University Alumni.
We know that meaningful work experience is a crucial aspect of preparing for a graduate role and our on-campus recruitment agency matches our students with paid jobs. You'll be encouraged to take on a role that can develop your transferable skills and all students who work with us are paid the London Living Wage. Since the programme launch in 2017, our students have worked close to 50,000 hours on-campus.
Whether you see yourself as the next Branson or Banksy, we understand the importance of self-employment and enterprise skills in the workforce of the future. All students have access to dedicated support from our Enterprise Development Hub and MDXcel scheme, where you can develop your business ideas, working with real clients and real deadlines.
We regularly organise on campus events where you can have the opportunity to meet employers and start to build a professional network. From Goldman Sachs, Marks and Spencer and O2/Telefonica, you will have the chance to connect with graduate employers and understand what they are looking for. We also work with employers to develop our programmes ensuring when you graduate you have the skills and competencies that employers are looking for.
"MDXworks helped structuring my CV which really helped me to secure my ideal placement within Goldman Sachs Software Development Team'"- Emmanuel Keboh, BSc Computer Networks and Goldman Sachs On-Campus Ambassador
Placements give you a chance to work on real projects and apply what you've learnt in the classroom. At Middlesex, you have the option to take on a work placement during one of your modules or for a whole year if you're on a four year degree with placement. You could also take part in a paid community placement run by our Students’ Union.
Whether you love debating, football or travelling, employers say that it’s the extra-curricular activities that you do at university that help you stand out from the crowd. At Middlesex, we have over 80 societies and 20 sports teams where you can develop many of the employability skills that employers are looking for.
We are a vibrant community of staff, students and partner institutions. You can learn a new language as part of our Language and Culture Exchange scheme, or take a semester abroad as part of a student exchange, choosing from over 100 different exchange partners around the world.
Find out how MDX Works, our employability service, will help you develop the skills you need ready for your graduate job.