- undertake career planning and research
- build your networks, meet employees and graduates
- attend career fairs and events
- continually develop your skills and knowledge
- get involved with relevant clubs and societies
- visit the
Careers Servicefor advice.
Knowledge and skills
Through evidence-informed theoretical study and a variety of clinical practice opportunities, you will gain the skills, knowledge and experiences needed to join the midwifery profession when you graduate:
- person-centred communication skills to promote engagement with women from a range of backgrounds in a sensitive and empathic way
- assessment, planning and evaluation skills to manage care in a range of settings
- ability to apply research-based evidence to woman and family centred practice
- the ability to co-ordinate care for people with complex health needs
- management, leadership and team working skills within multi-professional teams
- the ability to reflect on your practice and learn from your experiences.
of our midwifery graduates are in highly skilled work or further study
of our midwifery graduates said they utilised their skills they learnt during their studies in their current activity
of our midwifery graduates agree that their current activity is meaningful*
- Preceptee Midwife
- Community Midwife, Home Birthing
- Health Promotion Specialist
- Health Visitor in training
- Intensive Care Neonatal Nurse
- Volunteer Midwife (Overseas)
Our graduates are found in most NHS Trusts as well as the private healthcare sector.
Trusts across the UK All NHS Authorities
- Bournemouth NHS Trust
- Cornwall Foundation Partnership Trust
- Central Manchester Foundation Trust (St Mary’s)
- Derriford Hospital Paediatrics
- Devon Partnership (NHS trust)
- Devon County Council
- Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
- Manchester Children’s Hospital
- Mid Wales Southwest
- Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton
- NHS - Torbay Hospital
- Nottingham NHS Trust
- Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
- Oxford University Hospital Foundation Trust
- Yeovil District Hospital
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions)
MSc Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
PgDip Advanced Critical Care Practice
Careers Service support
- effective career planning
- job hunting techniques
- finding part-time work
- CVs and interviews
- mastering LinkedIn
- and more.
Connect with graduates
- Search LinkedIn for ‘University of Plymouth’
- Select ‘Alumni’
- Filter the results by subject, sector, company or location
Other advice and guidance
Midwifery programmes at Plymouth offer a variety of clinical placements working with real women and their families alongside skills development activities at the University. Some students choose to supplement their studies with part-time work in the healthcare sector or elsewhere.
The University of Plymouth Students’ Union also offers a wide range of volunteering opportunities.
In addition to enhancing your midwifery skillset, a varied set of work experiences can open up new opportunities and bring you into contact with people who may be able to assist you at the beginning of your career.
Clubs and societies
Engaging in a sport or society shows employers you are engaged and seek out opportunities, it also helps you improve your teamwork, communication and negotiation skills. Committee members can develop leadership, diplomacy and organisational skills and will gain experience of meetings, handling funds, and society promotion.
You may choose to join a society that is specifically linked to midwifery or take the opportunity to explore the huge range of clubs, societies and sports, all of which can help you to broaden your horizons and explore new interests.
Tutor and academic support
Your tutor and other academic staff are an excellent source of support for your career development. They will have experience and contacts across industry and academia, so do approach them for advice and insights into careers you are considering. Your tutor will ultimately be writing references for your employment or further study applications, therefore establishing a positive relationship with this person is invaluable.
Where could your degree subject take you?
Accounting and finance
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Operations and supply chain management
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