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Preparing for Life After University

The most useful tool in your preparation for life after University is the help available from the Careers & Employability team. Glynis, Liz and Suzanne are here to help you in any way we can.

You can watch the video to find out more, read the summary below of just some of the ways in which we can help, or meet the team so you know who to look out for!



Careers appointments

You can make an appointment to see one of the team at any time of the year, to talk about anything related to careers and employability. This might be:

  • General careers chat. Don't know what you want to do after Uni? Have some ideas but not sure how to turn them into a career path? Want to learn more about graduate job options? Come and see us to talk through these things.
  • CV/Application form checking. Applying for a specific job, or just want to make sure your CV is ready for when the perfect job does come along? We can help! Check out the hints and tips on the website, and then come and see us to make sure you're on the right track.
  • Looking for a part time job? We can help you find part time jobs (such as those advertised on YSJ Connect), as well as discuss possible volunteering opportunities that would look great on your CV.
  • Internships. Want to REALLY stand out from the crowd when applying for a graduate job? Then why not go for an internship - a paid, temporary job that fits around your studies (or after you graduate) which gives you the kind of fantastic work experience employers are looking for.  


Careers Drop-in

On a Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we run a careers drop-in service between 12.30 and 13.30. That means you can pop in without making an appointment for a 15 minute chat with an adviser, perhaps for a quick CV check or to ask for some information or help. Very occasionally there is a slight change to these times - keep an eye on our Twitter feed for details.


Careers/Skills Sessions

We run general sessions on useful skills such as CV writing, interview skills, networking, giving presentations, and how to best utilise social media. For details, see the news & events section of the website, and if you can't see what you're looking for there, contact us to see if we can arrange something to suit you. We also deliver a range of workshops in your Faculty specifically designed for certain degree programmes, so keep an eye out for those too.


Placements/Careers Modules

If you have to undertake a work placement as part of your course, or have careers/employability related activities to do as part of your course, come and see us to see if we can help!


Thinking of teaching?

The team have years of experience of helping students get places on PGCEs and related courses. Whether it's help with your application form, going for an interview, or looking to get a placement, we can help.


And don't forget, we're here for you whatever year you are in, whatever degree you are studying, and whatever career you want to go into. We are happy to help even after you have graduated too, so don't forget to keep in touch! The careers office in Phoenix Court also has a range of booklets, guides and leaflets with useful information for you to take away.

Find out who we are, where we are, and when you can come and see us.