Careers and employability

The Careers and Employability Service offers you impartial information, advice and guidance to support you throughout your time at university, and for three years beyond. We work with academic departments and employers to develop workshops, fairs and skill sessions, all aimed to enhance your employability.

What we can help with:

  • career direction advice
  • postgraduate study options
  • job searching
  • placement and work-based learning opportunities
  • CV and application support
  • interview and assessment centre advice
  • support with extracurricular activities.

How we do it:

  • employability and placement drop-in sessions
  • one-to-one appointments
  • workshops and skills sessions
  • career sessions as part of your timetable
  • access to comprehensive online information with 'Career Navigator'
  • events bringing employers to campus.

To view and book on to any of our weekly events please see our events calendar.

Employer mentoring

Linking you with industry professionals, this programme, specifically developed for eligible students, helps you gain valuable insight into a specific area of work you're interested in. You'll benefit from professional support, too.

Careers fairs 

A careers fair is an invaluable opportunity to talk to employers and organisations from a range of industry areas. You'll gather information about their industry sector and most importantly, what they look for in a new recruit – informing you of the skills and aptitudes you need to develop whilst at university.

Employability competitions

Do you relish a challenge? 

Our employability competitions are a mix of interactive games and business challenges. You'll get hands-on experience in many areas, including marketing, design, journalism, project management - even setting up your own business or social enterprise. And a great chance to network and get spotted!

Enter the Hot Seat interview competition for the opportunity to be interviewed by a wide variety of industry professionals. Receive feedback on your interview technique and win cash prizes.

Flux is a fast-paced competition where you'll set up a business and make plans for that business. Teams of four to six students compete in heats, and the University’s winners go on to compete against other university teams at national level.