Careers and employment support

Are you starting your career? Or interested in part-time work to help fund your time at university? Our careers team are here to help you with all things related to jobs, work and careers.

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
  • Access to online job and career resources via CareerEDGE
  • Inclusive career support to suit individual needs
  • Online and in-person practice interviews

We're here to help

99% of students who expressed an opinion said they would recommend the careers service to others.

Boost your confidence

96% of students are ‘very or quite’ confident after seeing their careers adviser.

Build your career network

Over 240 employers came to our jobs and careers fairs last year.

Secure your future

67% of graduates were in highly skilled jobs or further study within 15 months of graduating. (2019/2020 data)

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.

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

What other work opportunities are available during your studies?

Student ambassador

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 has internship, placement or summer work opportunities, get in touch with your course leader.

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