Careers and employability

We offer students, graduates and employers quality and impartial information, advice and guidance. Whether you are a student looking for part-time work, a graduate wanting to kickstart your career or an employer looking to raise your profile or promote specific jobs, we can help.

How we can help you

Career to:

  • Explore your options
  • Plan your career journey
  • Develop your employability skills
  • Challenge yourself to succeed
  • Develop into a confident professional

Job shop…. help with:

  • Part-time jobs
  • Placements
  • Internships
  • Graduate opportunities
  • Employer sessions
  • CV support
  • Interview skills
  • Skills competitions
  • Employer networking

We do this by….

  • Working with your lecturers to embed employability in the curriculum 
  • Delivering careers and placement sessions as part of your timetable
  • Giving careers information, advice and guidance on a one to one basis
  • Delivering employability and placement drop-in sessions 
  • Giving you access to comprehensive online careers information with 'Career Navigator'
  • Delivering workshops and skills sessions called ‘Accelerate’
  • Working with employers to bring them on campus so that you can meet with them
  • Helping you to make decisions and plans about what steps to take on your journey and what to do at the end of your studies
  • Helping make connections between the extracurricular activities that you participate in and the world of work
  • Working with the Student Union on how the opportunities that they offer can support you to improve your employability 
  • Sharing part time, placement, internship and graduate jobs with you and supporting you to successfully apply for them
  • Keeping in touch with you so that we know what you are doing and can offer support as you move into your next step 

Student Focus Groups – ‘Active Voice'

  • Would you like to feedback on our service and let us know what works and what need to be improved?
  • Got some great idea that you think would improve careers and employability in the university? 
  • Would you like to help us design and improve our services? 
  • Can you give up an hour of your time to join one of our student focus groups? 
  • We want to hear what your opinions on employability, thoughts and ideas on our service and events, to influence and inform what we will do next. 

In return you will:

  • Have a chance to make a contribution to the University 
  • Develop your employability skills 
  • Be able to list great extra-curricular activity on your CV
  • Gain a certificate to confirm your attendance and contribution
  • Be provided with a free hot drinks and cake.

Which students can attend?

Any student! Our Active Voice focus groups will ideally contain students from all years, and from a range of courses.
The student focus groups take place on the first Monday lunch of every Month, and will cover topics such as our careers fairs, competitions, placement support, student jobs, our resources, webpages and marketing as well as many other topics.

To find out more and register your interest in taking part, email Nina Kearney.

Matt Kemp - BSc (Hons) Cruise Management graduate

I was on my placement. Someone said to me ‘You’ve changed’. And I thought, ‘I have’. The Plymouth University experience took me from being a very shy, quiet person to being this person controlling crowds and moving people about.
Learn more about Matt's Plymouth University experience


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