At the Careers Service, we work with employers from every sector, bringing them to City to meet with you and help you identify opportunities for part-time work, placements, work experience, internships and graduate roles.
We also co-ordinate a number of activities that will help you to develop personally and professionally whilst mentoring others or being mentored, you can get involved with volunteering in the community or you can undertake paid work.
So, what can you do from your very first day at City to start your career journey?
We can help you plan your career, whether you know exactly what you want to do or are exploring your options. You can book one-to-one appointments for CV and application checks, career guidance and tailored mock interviews throughout the year.
Gain exposure to a diverse range of employers and alumni on campus at skills sessions and industry specific events taking place throughout each term.
Our internal temping agency, Unitemps, can help you secure part-time and temporary work while you study, giving you the opportunity to develop the transferable skills that are in demand from employers and the ability to articulate these when you are looking for your graduate position.
City CareersHub gives you access to hundreds of graduate roles, placements, internships, insight programmes and part-time jobs. You will get access to CareersHub automatically once you complete your in-person registration for the institution during Welcome Week. You can also view our career guides covering a range of topics, including preparing for your career and preparing for an interview.
Do you have experience working with young people? Are you committed to fair and equal access to higher education for everyone? If your answers are yes, you can apply to become a widening participation student ambassador at City.
As a WP Ambassador you will act as a role model, facilitator, and a tour guide, supporting the WP Outreach Team deliver a range of programmes and initiatives aimed at young people from across London. The hours are flexible so they fit around your studies, you receive full training and ongoing support from the WP Outreach team, and get paid for the hours you work.
Widening Participation Ambassador Applications open on Monday 16th September 2019 and the deadline is Friday 4th October 2019 at 5pm. For more information please visit our application page.
Volunteering offers you a fantastic opportunity to meet other students, give back to the wider community and help make a difference whilst learning and developing skills and growing in confidence. Find out about opportunities to volunteer across London and sign up online.
You are often encouraged to make the most of your time at University by getting involved in extra-curricular activities, but it can be difficult to know where to start. Experience City is a website designed to help you find the right activity for you, at City, whether there are particular skills you want to develop or if you are simply looking to meet new people and have fun.
Whether you already know what you want to do, or are open to new ideas as you explore the graduate arena, visit our Careers Service. We provide valuable advice and guidance throughout your time at City. The sooner you engage with us, the better - don't leave it until your final year.
Visit the Careers Service webpages for more information.
Work in the UK while you study - information for international students
Most international students who are in the UK on a student visa are allowed to work part-time during studies and full-time in vacation periods. For full details of what you can and can't do in the UK in relation to employment, please see our full guidance.