Develop Your Enterprising Mind
We are a support service open to every student and graduate. Propeller can help you explore self-employment options and develop enterprise skills. Access our resources including skills workshops, mentoring, awards, facilities and networks to meet all your needs.
WORK WHILST STUDYING
Your course takes priority when you’re at university, but getting real-world experience is also important. Working for yourself is a great way to show potential employers that you understand how businesses work, apply yourself to different areas and be an innovative thinker.
Freelancing is a great way to start, as you can work as much or as little as you want. Some examples of freelance work include:
- Tutoring GCSE students
- Selling art on commission
- Managing social media for business
- Building apps
- Designing websites
Our online platform for freelancing skills development Flightpath is a great place to start if you’re thinking about working whilst you study. Once you’re ready to look for work, you can then create a portfolio on UCLan Talent.
BE PREPARED FOR WHAT THE FUTURE BRINGS
You don’t have to be self-employed to benefit from Propeller. Develop the skills and knowledge you need to work across industries, collaborate with other departments and present new ideas.
A career path is not set in stone. We constantly grow and evolve, so we want to equip you with the skills you need to do so effortlessly.
Understanding the breadth of business can help you adapt to changes in job, taking on contract work or switching career.
Some students already know that they will have to work self-employed to succeed in their industry. Others choose to run their own company because they have an idea that nobody else is working on. Some just don’t like working under others. Whatever the reason, self-employment can be:
- a supplement to your main income
- an alternative to traditional career paths
- an aspiration for years down the line
- just a back-up plan
It doesn’t matter whether you work for yourself full-time, part-time or only occasionally. We can help you get started.