Career opportunities

With a 5-star rating for job success from the Good Universities Guide, James Cook University (JCU) is the perfect place for you to kick-start your career. Our students receive the right tools and training to maximise their employability and give them a competitive edge in the workforce.

Career-focused courses

From the very first day at JCU, you will engage in our career-focused courses that prepare you for life in the workforce. Whatever your passion, JCU has the right course and facilities, links with industry and attentive academic staff to equip you with the skills to realise your ambitions.

Gain practical work experience

Our graduates are highly valued by employers for their combination of academic skills and practical experience. Through JCU’s Work Integrated Learning program, you can gain practical work experience and develop essential employability skills as part of your degree. You will have the opportunity to work directly with industry to experience business fundamentals in action, assisting with your transition into the workplace.

Life after university

Our Careers and Employment team work to prepare you for life after university. The team will encourage you to participate in networking, explore your career options and learn how to promote your skills to potential employers.

JCU also offer free services such as an online job finder, employment and work placement advice, on-campus careers fairs and access to computer-based guidance programs to help you with career pathways.

State of the art facilities

With access to state of the art facilities like our living laboratories and smaller classes with dedicated academic staff, you will graduate from JCU ready to start you career.