Welcome to the Careers Service

Why visit the Careers Service Hub

  • CVs, statements and application coaching
  • Advice on options with your degree
  • Advice on finding work experience, internships and graduate opportunities
  • Advice and guidance for interviews and assessment centres
  • Guidance for transferring courses
  • Guidance on postgraduate study
  • Advice on advancing employability skills through workshops.
We also offer advice appointments, application coaching and careers guidance appointments.

The Careers Service Hub is open all year round. Call in and have a chat with our Student Engagement Assistants about what support we can offer.

If you are away from Plymouth, you can still access support by email, telephone or Skype.

Careers Hub

Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky Building

  • Standard term-time opening times: Monday to Friday, 8:30–16:30
  • Summer vacation opening hours: Monday to Friday 11:00–15:00.

Phone: +44 (0)1752 587456 |  Email: careers@plymouth.ac.uk


Christmas opening times

Monday 16 December - Tuesday 24 December - 11:00 - 15:00

Wednesday 25 December - Wednesday 1 January - Closed

Thursday 2 January - Friday 3 January - 11:00 - 15:00 

From Monday 6 January - Return to normal hours 8:30 - 16:30

Last year we provided...

  • x 953 career guidance appointments
  • ] 565 students with optional placement years
  • | 1,200 student ambassador jobs
  • ) 3,126 vacancies and student opportunities
  • Ä 714 employers and professionals on campus for networking and recruitment

Hub drop-in

Monday to Friday, 8:30–16:30

Accessing our support couldn’t be easier.

The Careers Service helpdesk offers a daily drop-in, which is ideal for quick queries, signposting to relevant events and resources and finding out how we can support you. There is no need to book.

Our Student Engagement Assistants can also refer you on to a suitable appointment with an Employability Adviser or a Careers Consultant.

Advice appointment

If you would like some information and advice regarding your future career you can come and see one of Employability Advisers for a 20-minute advice appointment. 

These advice appointments are ideal for:

  • initial career research including options with your degree
  • identifying your options including how to research postgraduate study
  • helping to interpret and clarify information
  • where to look for opportunities
  • help to prepare for interviews.

To book an appointment please phone +44 (0)1752 587456 

Application coaching appointment

In the first instance we strongly recommend that you look at our useful digital career resources, build your CV and then screen it through CV360 or attend one of our skills workshops. The Careers Service offers 20 minute Application Coaching appointments which are ideal for:

  • CVs
  • covering letters
  • job application supporting statements
  • personal statements for postgraduate study.

Please bring a paper copy of your CV, or bring it on a memory stick.  Please note that we cannot write your CV for you and we do not offer a proof-reading service.

Careers Guidance appointment

The Careers Service offers guidance appointments for queries that are more complex, or if you feel stuck in your career planning and are unsure how to progress. 

 These guidance appointments are ideal for:

  • thinking of changing or leaving your course
  • identifying your skills, strengths and any gaps in your experience
  • clarifying your career direction and identifying goals
  • support with resolving underlying issues and barriers to moving forward in your career
  • practicing answering interview questions.

To book an appointment please phone +44 (0)1752 587456  

Placement drop-in

If you are considering taking an optional one-year placement as a part of your degree and need help with your options, placement search, applications or simply have questions about the placement year come along to one of our placements drop-in sessions held at the Careers Hub.

  • Monday, 13:00–15:00
  • Tuesday, 11:00–13:00
  • Wednesday, 13:00–15:00
  • Thursday, 11:00–13:00
  • Friday, 13:00–15:00.

Resources

There are a wide range of free printed resources available in the Careers Hub, including:

  • Employer directories promoting graduate schemes such as Times Top 100 Graduate Employers, Top Companies for Graduates, Prospects Student Guide and Top Companies.
  • Industry guides from Targetjobs, Gradcracker, and information guides to law and medicine.

Come and browse for yourself.

Or why not explore our range of digital resources?

Log in to myCareer

myCareer gives you access to:

  • hundreds of vacancies, from part-time work to fit around your studies, to summer internships and graduate vacancies
  • a wide range of workshops and activities to help you develop your employability skills. These include skill sessions from job searching to enhancing your CV
  • events such as career fairs and networking evenings to help develop your confidence, expand your professional network and explore your career options.

Careers Consultants

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