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

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

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 (Wednesday 10am - 12pm in Cookworthy 111)
Faculty of Science and Engineering/ Faculty of Health and Human Sciences: Tuesday & Thursday 1pm – 4pm; Wednesday 10:30am - 12pm


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.

Find out more on the Student Jobs webpage.


Plymouth Award

If you are thinking about registering for the Award and want to find out more, or are already registered and need a bit of guidance, then come along to the term time drop-in. Karen is available in the Hub on a Tuesday and Wednesday between 1pm - 3pm. 

Find out more about the Plymouth Award on the Plymouth Award webpage

Plymouth Connect

Come along and find out how registering with Plymouth Connect and connecting with our alumni can provide you with a way of gaining support and advice from within your chosen industry or inspiration about possible career paths. 

The drop-in will run through-out February on a Tuesday and Wednesday between 1pm - 3pm

Discover more on the Plymouth Connect webpage


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.

Careers Advisers