Welcome to the HUB

Why visit the [HUB]

Need help with a CV?

Unsure about what to do with your degree?

Want help finding suitable roles to apply for?

Not sure you’re on the right course?

Looking for part-time work?

Thinking about postgraduate study?

Interested in the Plymouth Award? 

Wish to find out about the placement year?

Seeking work experience?......

These are all things you can get help and support with by dropping in to the [HUB].

The [HUB] is open all year – including vacation times – although we may operate reduced hours. You don’t need an appointment, just call in and have a chat with us.

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

Careers & Employability HUB
Ground Floor, Roland Levinsky building

Standard term-time opening times:
Monday – Friday 08:30 – 16:30
+44 (0)1752 587456
employability@plymouth.ac.uk


Drop-in – Employability Assistants

Accessing our support couldn’t be easier. Come along to the [HUB] and talk to our Employability Assistants about the help and support you require; no appointment required. They can talk you through some initial career or job searching options, offer feedback on CV’s and applications, guide you through interview and assessment centre preparation and much more!

Our Employability Assistants support and compliment the work of our Careers Advisers and are qualified (or working towards) NVQ Level 3 in Information, Advice and Guidance. They have a wealth of experience between them and if they are unable to answer your question immediately, will offer to follow up with an email after further research.

Guidance appointments – Careers Advisers

If you need more in-depth help and advice from one of our professional advisers book a 45 minute appointment.

Why would you access this help? You may have one or more of the following concerns:

  • unsure about your career direction and need to discuss and clarify your goals
  • need to clarify your thoughts on which roles to apply for and how to go about entering a particular sector
  • need in-depth guidance on how to evidence your skills and experience for a job
  • need help with choosing and making an application for a postgraduate programme 
  • in-depth support with CVs, job applications and preparing for interviews and assessments

CV Café

On a Tuesday and Thursday, between 2pm and 4pm, during term time, come along to [HUB] to work on your CV or application form with help on hand. 

Bring your CV or application form on your laptop or tablet and enjoy a free coffee and cake whilst you work on it. One of our Employability Assistants will be available to help you when needed.

LinkedIn Clinic

Between 2pm and 4pm on Wednesdays during term time, you can call in to the [HUB] and have a chat with a member of the team about making the most of your LinkedIn profile.

Student Jobs

Our Student Jobs team are based in the [HUB]. Focused on seeking out and advertising part time work both on campus and in the local Plymouth area. They also manage the recruitment of and queries relating to Student Ambassadors.

The team offer a drop-in on Thursdays between 2pm – 4pm during term time. 

Find out more on the Student Jobs webpage.

Placement drop-in

Support is on hand daily during term time for those taking the optional placement year. 

  • Faculty of Business/ Faculty of Art and Humanities: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 10am – 12pm
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering/ Faculty of Health and Human Sciences:  Tuesday – Thursday 1pm – 4pm

Resources

There are a wide range of FREE printed resources available in the [HUB]. 

Our own series of booklets covering CVs, advice for international students, placements and part time work.

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.

Book a quiet space

Our suite of Pods are available to book and are ideal for telephone or Skype interviews, providing a quiet space and professional background.

Our bigger Pods have desktop computers with a webcam and separate headphone/microphone set. The smaller Pods have laptops but you are welcome to bring your own IT equipment.

Contact us to find out more and to check availability.