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Professional Pathways

What is it?

The Professional Pathways programme is a suite of sector specific training courses and paid 35 hour internships that will take place in June 2023.

Training is delivered by industry experts, to provide you with a firm grounding in the relevant sector. Following the employer-led training, you will undertake a paid 35 hour internship. Please see the individual pages below for further information.

For more information on each Pathway, please see:

Pathways to Data Analytics

Please note, Pathways to Data Analytics is a separately funded Pathway, run through the Q-Step Centre Team. The format, dates and timings for this programme are therefore different and there is no paid internship as part of this Pathway. For further details, please visit the webpage here or contact the team at

How to apply

Applications for our 2023 Professional Pathways programme are now open via the Handshake careers platform here, please search 'Professional Pathways' under the jobs section. If you need to activate your account, please see here for how to do this. Please visit the webpages linked above for full details on each Pathway programme, including information on eligibility and attributes students should demonstrate when applying. You are welcome to submit an application for multiple programmes, however you cannot apply for a Pathway if you have previously completed it.

Applications will close at 1:00pm (13:00) on Tuesday 17 January 2023. Please note, applications will not be first come, first served and shortlisting will only take place once the application window has closed. 

Please check the individual Pathways webpages for eligibility criteria. Most Pathways programmes are open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students from any discipline, year group and campus.

Contact us

If you would like to ask any questions, please contact the Pathways team at: