What careers support do we provide?
- One-to-one careers guidance appointments
- Careers fairs and events throughout the year
- CV and cover letter creation, editing and support
- Inclusive career support to suit individual needs
- Online and in-person practice interviews
How can we help you with your career?
Whether you're a current student or a graduate, you'll have access to lifelong careers support from us.
We have a friendly, professional and experienced careers team with expertise in a wide range of areas. Whatever your future aspirations are, we can help.
Our career support services cover:
- CV and application writing
- Interview techniques
- Considerate careers support for those with disabilities.
As a student or alumni, you also have access to services like CareerEDGE and Handshake. These tools are perfect for both enhancing your career skills and finding work.
With our help, you can find full-time graduate jobs and part-time work to both fund your studies and begin building your career portfolio
Our careers team are equipped to support you in any way you need when it comes to the world of work. Whether you need a quick chat, or more focused guidance and direction for starting a career, we have a number of ways we can help you.
Gain a sense of motivation and direction, develop a plan to build your skills and get work experience. Start your career planning today to make the most of your time at UCLan.
Our one-to-one appointments cover anything from searching for jobs or courses to helping you with your CV and applications.
For those who just have a quick question about their career, work or simply need a CV/Cover letter check. We have drop-in support available at Preston and Burnley campus.
We recognise that each one of our students is an individual and there is no universal way that a disability may impact on you and your career.
Whatever your situation we have a team of advisers and resources available to help students and graduates, whether you are just starting your career journey, or in the transition to the world of work.
Explore your future career options with us. From career planning to goal setting, we'll help you market your skills to future employers. We can help out with discovering opportunities that suit you best.
Discover the latest vacancies and events. Take that next step towards your chosen career at employer events, careers fairs and webinars year-round.
Increase your employability and take advantage of our recruitment resources.
Our resources include CV builder, CV360 online tools and Interview360. We also host careers sessions on key graduate recruitment topics and industry reports.
Become career ready with our CV, cover letter and personal statement support. We also offer a mock interview service to help you practice your interview technique. Whatever you need, our team are on hand to help you every step of the way.
What part-time work and support is available?
Going to university can be a big financial commitment. We know a lot of students work part-time to help fund both their studies and social life outside of university.
Our careers team are equipped and prepared to help you find part-time work with local businesses surrounding our campuses.
The tools and resources we have available for our students can help you in your search for part-time work, and our teams can help your prepare for application. We can help you with your CV and cover letter for your chosen job, as well as help you with your interview skills and technique.
Hear from our students
A variety of part-time jobs and careers services are available to make sure students can develop lifelong skills and stand out from the crowd after graduating.
What other work opportunities are available during your studies?
If you'd like to work for the university during your time here, you can apply to work as a part-time student ambassador.
As a student ambassador, you will be paid for any work or training, which could include:
- Meeting and talking to potential students
- Supporting virtual and physical events
- Writing blogs
- Delivering tours
- Speaking to applicants
All work and training is flexible and agreed on an ad-hoc basis, so you are able to fit your student ambassador responsibilities around your studies and personal life.
Internships, placements and summer work
A number of our courses offer the opportunity for you to complete internships, placements and summer work.
These are fantastic opportunities to gain experience in your chosen industry during your studies, as well as a chance to get your foot in the door with any potential employers after you graduate.
To find out if a course you're interested in has internship, placement or summer work opportunities, get in touch with your course leader.