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Careers and placements

Your CV

Advice and support to help you develop your CV.

Support with writing your CV

We can provide advice and support when you are writing your CV and covering letter. You can attend one of our regular CV workshops or book an appointment with a careers advisor, available through LaunchPad Online.

You can also email your CV for feedback to

Develop your CV

Open Badges

Physical badges have been used for many years to reward members of organisations for accomplishments, for instance, swimming. Open badges are a digital indicator of accomplishment validated at York St John University by Open Badge Factory.

Badges achieved at York St John University can be stored in an Open Badge Passport and shared electronically with future employers and displayed in Mahara ePortfolio or on external sites, such as, LinkedIn.

The helpsheets below will guide you through how to manage your open badges and build a page to showcase badges achieved using Open Badge Passport.

Microsoft Office Specialist certificate

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is recognised world-wide as demonstrating the skills needed to get the most out of Office 365 and Office 2019 applications. Training and certification is available to staff, students and alumni of York St John University.

Microsoft Office Specialist Certificate

Higher Education Achievement Report

The Higher Education Achievement Report (HEAR) is a record of your university achievements, including academic results and extra-curricular activities and awards. It is a useful reference for job applications, interviews and personal statements.

Section 6.1 of the HEAR includes factually-based, non-evaluative details of extra-curricular activities or achievements verified by the University. Through section 6.1, the University aims to provide recognition for additional activities as a means to support you in the development of the York St John University Graduate Attributes and your future employability. 

You will be given details at the start of your programme that will allow you to access your HEAR through Gradintel. Gradintel are a company who provide the IT solution for many Universities for the HEAR. They also provide other services to employers who are able (data protection permitting) to search HEAR records when seeking graduates with specific skills.

In addition to having online access to your HEAR, you can create a personal profile within your personal Gradintel space.

For further information relating to HEAR contact


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