Careers and employability

In the latest available survey, 83% of our undergraduates were in employment or further study within six months of graduation (2015 figures).

From the public to the private sector, we enable careers in an impressively wide range of fields. Our graduates use their newly-acquired skills in a broad spectrum of jobs, particularly in the media, education and health sectors. While teaching, language-related professions, publishing and public relations are especially popular, graduate destinations, the business and commercial sectors are also well represented.

Focused career support

We offer information, advice and guidance to our students at every stage, delivering a tailored range of careers-related events throughout the year.

Whatever your career ambitions, we can help you to start your journey with our range of focused activities.

Careers and Employability support includes:

  • one-to-one sessions by appointment
  • CV, application form and interview workshops
  • career planning sessions including career options for your Humanities degree
  • LinkedIn masterclass
  • professional networking events
  • professional guest speakers from a wide range of sectors (e.g. publishing, heritage, charity sector)
  • work experience placements & advice
  • enterprise activities
  • current labour market information.

Fostering employability skills

New from 2018 entry, our employability module is designed to foster employability skills that are transferable to a range of professional and graduate careers.

Co-devised and run with Careers and Employability Service, this optional Year Two undergraduate module is tailored to the skills and opportunities your degree is designed to equip you with, and introduces the basics of career building and features a work placement.

Students have the flexibility to arrange a placement of real interest at a time that suits, subject to School approval. Placements or similar training or experiential placement are a minimum of 35 hours.

Students stories

The careers service has helped me with everything from my CV and applications to interview preparation. I've now secured a position on a graduate scheme. I couldn't recommend the careers service more highly!

Emily, BA Philosophy

I have gained a greater insight into how to approach finding a graduate job, knowledge of what employers truly want and how best to present myself in an interview, landing a graduate job working as a merchandiser.

Chloe, BA Philosophy

The Careers Service provided me with invaluable support regarding my Teach First application and help in preparing for my assessment centre. I attended various workshops and events which helped me understand what would be expected of me during the assessment day, and in turn, helped me to gain a place among the 2017 cohort.

Emma, BA English Language

Contact us

You can find the Careers and Employability service on Park Place.

For information specific to our subject areas, contact Llinos Carpenter:

Careers and Employability

Llinos Carpenter