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York St John University

Careers, placements and professional development

We provide careers support and advice for you. LaunchPad Online gives you access to work, internship and volunteering opportunities.

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We are here to help you develop your career. Our team provides support in finding work experience, volunteering, internships and placements during your study. We also provide support to recent graduates through careers advice and graduate job opportunities. We can even help you start your own business through our Grad2Director and Grad2Freelancer schemes.

LaunchPad Online is the official York St John University careers portal. You can use it to find part-time jobs, volunteering, internship and work placement opportunities or book an appointment with a career advisor. 

We are based in the Holgate building and we are open Monday to Friday, 10:00am to 5:00pm. You can drop in and see us, call us on 10904 876 124 or email

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Study Abroad

The Study Abroad programme is an enriching opportunity for you to experience living in another country whilst studying abroad at one of our partner universities. This popular programme allows you to spend a semester or a year abroad and earn academic credits that count towards your York St John University degree, at no extra tuition fee or time. 



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Placement years

Initial Teacher Education

Health placements

Professional development

Support for graduates

Graduate internships

Find out about graduate internships at the university.

Start a business

We can support you in starting your own business with our Grad2Director and Grad2Freelancer schemes.

Our privacy policy

All personal information gathered and held by York St John University relating to its students and graduates is treated with the care and confidentiality required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Bill – the data protection legislation. 

The information gathered and held by the Careers, Placements & Student Opportunities team is governed by the Student Data Protection Statement. You can access it on the Data Protection section of our website.

During and after your time at the University there may be other reasons why Careers, Placements & Student Opportunities Team needs your personal data, in which case we will tell you what those purposes are and request consent to use your data for these purposes.

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