Careers and employability
The Careers and Employability team provides a professional, high-quality careers and information service for students and recent graduates of City, in collaboration with employers and other University academic and service departments.
Our aim is to support and develop our students by providing the tools they need to enhance their employability.
Our teams encompass careers, employability, and student development activities, including careers resources and appointments, skills sessions, employer events, community volunteering, professional mentoring, the Micro-Placement Programme and the City Buddies scheme.
If you have any questions about how you can improve your job prospects, get involved in the community and help your fellow students, email us or call us at +44 (0)20 7040 8093.
CareersHub is our online portal where you can book appointments, register for events, search jobs and find information.
Careers and employability services and resources
Get your CV reviewed
Writing a CV is the first step in most application processes. Read our guide to writing your CV and see your options for getting your CV reviewed.
Book an appointment with a Careers Consultant
Careers Consultants can help you think about your strengths and interests, which options are best for you, how to make yourself a stand-out candidate and how to get experience. They can also help you prepare for interviews.
Practice psychometric tests
Many employers use psychometric tests as part of the recruitment process. Read our guide to psychometric tests and find out where you can practice online.
We offer workshops on topics including: career decision making, understanding recruitment and selection processes, commercial awareness, networking, succeeding at interviews and assessment centres, engaging with employers and making successful applications.
You can attend live workshops or view our workshop recordings in your own time.
Career fairs and employer events
Every year we have a range of employers visit City to attend our fairs, panel events and skills workshops. Hear directly from employers about what it's like to work in their fields, what they’re looking for in their recruits and how you can stand out.
Our Pledge to support Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic Students
The Careers and Employability team want to let you know about the support available to you as a Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) student. We run a number of events that will support you in your career plans.
We encourage you to attend the events that you are most interested in, as well as events that are aimed towards BAME students. You can learn crucial employability skills and find out more about career options.
Find out more about our pledge to BAME students.
We have a wide range of resources to help you with your career. Whether you want to take an online career quiz, read job profiles or learn about different career paths, you will find a resource to help you.
Search for jobs, placements and internships
CareersHub lists hundreds of graduate jobs, internships and placements that you can apply for.
Some programmes offer a year-long placement undertaken during your third year. This can increase your opportunities, your confidence, your knowledge and enhance your chances of securing a job after graduation.
If you would like to do a year-long placement, speak to the placements team in your school, but also review the placement opportunities available on CareersHub by clicking below.
Getting involved with extracurricular activities can give you exposure to different areas and help you develop skills and make new friends. Experience City has information on all the ways you can get involved.
Volunteering is a great way to build on your skills and gain experience, especially if you're interested in the public sector or charities.
Sign up to City's Volunteering portal to search for volunteering opportunities.
A Professional Mentor can help you identify areas where you need to develop and provide guidance on achieving your career goals. Applications open in October and January each year for 2nd and 3rd year students.
Micro-Placements offer the opportunity to gain professional work experience within a wide range of companies. Read more information and see if your course is eligible below.
Work for City in temporary and Student Ambassador roles. We hire hundreds of students every year in many different kinds of roles. We also advertise temporary roles and internships with local businesses, and offer many graduate roles and internships with local companies who are looking for immediate starts.
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Become a Widening Participation Ambassador or Tutor
Work for City as a Widening Participation Ambassador at events helping young people to explore the world of university. Applications open each year in October for Ambassadors and May for Tutors.
Become a City Buddy Peer Mentor
Develop your leadership skills and support incoming City students by being a City Buddy Mentor.
Do you know how to talk about your skills and experiences in a way that convinces employers? The City Employability Award shows that you've gone the extra mile and gives you experience presenting yourself to employers in writing.
Interested in starting your own business? The CityVentures team has advice, support, competitions and events for students with business plans or who are interested in starting their own business.
Applying for postgraduate study
Book an appointment with a careers consultant to discuss postgraduate study and review your personal statement.
After you graduate
You can still use City’s careers support for 3 years after you graduate. When you graduate, you’ll receive an email with new login instructions for CareersHub.
Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re having trouble logging in.