About us

Career and Employability Services' key objectives are:

  • To deliver a range of professional and impartial career education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG) services to students and graduates.
  • To deliver a range of professional placement and vacancy services to students and graduates.
  • To deliver a range of professional recruitment and business development services to local, regional and international employers and business intermediaries.
  • To contribute to the University achieving its Corporate Strategic objectives.
  • To contribute to the University achieving its Learning, Teaching and Quality objectives.

 


We are made up of three teams: 

Career Consultants

Our Career Consultants offer one-to-one appointments throughout the year, with advice and guidance to enable you to make informed choices about your career plans and help you to achieve your aims and ambitions. They also run employability workshops and sessions within faculties, as well as teaching employability modules on certain courses.

Career consultant profiles

Information and Communications Team

Our Information Team are responsible for running the Careers reception, providing drop-in services to students, managing our website & social media, and promoting & marketing all our services. 

Information and Communications Team profiles

Employer and Placement Services Team

Our Employer and Placement Services Team work with a wide range of local and national employers, sourcing opportunities for students to gain work experience and employability skills through placements or part-time work opportunities. They advise and assist programme teams on the development of work-based learning activities in the curriculum and arrange for employer involvement where appropriate. The team also work with local and regional businesses to deliver a programme of paid student and graduate internships during the summer vacation or on graduation. They host regular careers fairs and other opportunities for employers to raise their profile on campus.

Employer and Placement Services Team profiles

Student and graduate customer service statement

In providing our services we aim to:

  • Be professional and friendly in our manner at all times.
  • Respect the diversity of our students and graduates and deliver our services with integrity, impartially and confidentiality.
  • Do our utmost to meet the needs of all students and graduates and if we cannot  do so explain why that is.
  • Refer students and graduates to other services, within or outside of the University, as appropriate to meet their needs. Any referral will only be made with the agreement of the individual student or graduate.
  • Work in partnership with other service providers e.g. employers, business intermediaries, within and outside of the University, in order to deliver and develop our services to meet the needs of students and graduates.

Further details

See more about our services for students and graduates and read our full Statement of Service for Students and Graduates below.

 

Statement of Service for Students and Graduates

Confidentiality Statement for students & graduates

Statement of Service for Faculties Sept 2017

Statement of Service for Employers Aug 2017

GDPR Employer Privacy Notice May 2018

Professional codes and quality standards

The two published Codes of Practice that Career and Employability Services adhere to are as follows:

1. AGCAS Code of Practice

  • Includes Core Principles and Standards:
    1. Student-centeredness
    2. Quality and Continuous Improvement
    3. Professional Competence and Development
    4. Commitment to AGCAS

2. QAA UK Quality Code for Higher Education

Part B: Assuring and Enhancing Academic Quality

  • Chapter B3: Learning and teaching
  • Chapter B4: Enabling student development and achievement
  • Chapter B10: Managing higher education provision with others

Part C: Information about higher education provision

Graduate Outcomes

The Graduate Outcomes survey is a national survey capturing information about the activities and perspectives of graduates 15 months after they finish their studies. All graduates who completed a course will be asked to take part in the survey, in order to help current and future students gain an insight into career destinations and development. Your responses will also help your university or college to evaluate and promote their courses.

The survey is also of national significance as it allows policy makers, charities, journalists, researchers and others to understand the higher education sector and the state of the graduate labour market.

Find out more on the HESA website.