The Careers & Employability Service provide a range of activities to bring industry professionals onto campus, who are looking to recruit the best in their industry. From networking evenings and career fairs to employer mentoring and competitions, the University of Plymouth offer many opportunities in which employers from a wide range of sectors can engage with our students and graduates.
myCareer is now live!
myCareer is our online careers platform that connects employers with students. We invite organisations to register now to fast-track your part-time, internship, placement and graduate opportunities directly to our free jobs board, book on to upcoming events and to contact us to discuss collaboration opportunities.
Register and manage your own vacancies on our jobs board
You can promote your vacancies free of charge to all University of Plymouth students and graduates through myCareer. Log on now or register for an account to add, preview, update and delete your job postings as required.
The types of vacancies you are able to advertise through this service include paid part-time/casual roles, short-term internships, placements/year in in industry and graduate jobs/schemes.
As well as advertising your vacancy on our jobs board, we can also promote your opportunities through our social media channels and automated emails through myCareer.
Discover employer events and activities
Placement and Graduate Career Fairs
Our placement and graduate career fairs are a superb way of meeting our students from a range of courses, raising your organisation's profile on the University campus and promoting your opportunities. Each year we see approximately 1,000–1,500 students attend, seeking placement and graduate opportunities. Confirmed dates for 2019–20 are:
- Placement & Graduate Careers Fair (all sectors) | 29 October 2019 | 11:00–15:00 (Book your place)
- Science and Engineering Placement & Graduate Careers Fair | 6 November 2019 | 11:00–15:00 (Book your place)
Part-time Jobs Fair
Having a student working part-time within your organisation can bring new ideas, enthusiasm and a fresh approach to your business needs. Each year our Part-time Jobs Fair attracts over 1,500 students primed to seek part-time employment whilst they study. This event is free of charge to attend for exhibitors.
Our next Part-time Jobs Fair is:
- Part-time Jobs Fair | 2 October 2019 | 11:00–15:00 (Book your place)
For more information and to see other events, visit myCareer and select the 'Events' tab.
Skills development competitions
Each academic year we deliver a programme of student competitions designed to develop key employability skills and provide an opportunity for employers to engage with students in a unique environment that differs from tradition recruitment events. Opportunities include:
- FLUX – a business competition whereby an employer sets a real-life challenge for students to solve
- Creative CV Competition – showcasing the talents of our most creative students
- Student Employee of the Year Awards – recognising students who work part-time whilst they study.
Industry Insight panels
Participation in an employer 'Industry Insight' panel allows you to share your own career journey and top tips with students thinking about pursuing a career within your industry or sector. You will also have the chance to talk about job opportunities within your own organisation. In the next academic year we are hosting panels for the following subject areas:
- media/immersive arts
- public sector
Placements and internships
We have a dedicated team of placement and employer liaison advisers, providing you access to our students' current knowledge and enthusiasm and giving you a fresh perspective on the talent available. If you would like to find about recruiting a student on a placement as part of their degree programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 1752 586007.We also work closely with Santander Universities UK to offer graduate internship bursaries, which can be a cost effective way of getting talented graduates into your business.
Employer networking events
Our employer networking events provide businesses with the opportunity to meet with enthusiastic students who are seeking to build their confidence in networking and interested in understanding more about a particular industry or organisation. These informal networking opportunities are a great way to meet student talent, raise awareness of your company and to network with other businesses and professionals. We currently offering these events for the following sectors:
- arts, creative industries and humanities
- business, enterprise and entrepreneurship.
Professional Mentoring Programme
Since 2007 the Professional Mentoring Programme has worked with students from a disadvantaged background to raise awareness, aspirations and achievement, supporting the successful progression to higher education of groups that are otherwise under-represented.
We're always looking for enthusiastic mentors who'd like to take part in this mutually beneficial programme with offers a rewarding continuing professional development (CPD) opportunity. We accept applicants from any job position in any industry and previous mentoring experience is not necessary. More information on the timescales, commitments and benefits of the mentoring programme can be found on our professional mentoring webpage.
Mr Mark Beresford
Student Engagement and Careers Operations Manager
Campus-wide Team Manager
Mr Rhys Barnes-Smith
Campus Employability Programme Co-ordinator
Mrs Sarah Frankis
Campus Employer Programme Co-ordinator
Mrs Nina Kearney
Peer Learning Specialist
Mr Benjamin Pridham
Systems and Information Officer
Miss Jessica Horner
Student Jobs Service
Miss Annette Goddard
Work Related Learning Officer
Mrs Sarah Plunkett
Work Related Learning and Skills Development Co-ordinator