Careers and Employability Service

Whether you are unclear about your future direction, already focused on what you want to do, or somewhere in between; the Careers and Employability Service can help you on your way to a successful career.

We can help you:

  • explore graduate careers
  • develop your employability skills
  • search for job vacancies and work experience placements
  • improve your job or course application
  • meet future employers.
Female and male undergraduate students at the Centre for Career Development, Portland Building, University Park


Choosing your career

Human Resources staff discussing career options

Find out more about graduate careers and what careers and further courses other Nottingham students went on to. 

Graduate jobs

Interview panel

Find out about graduate vacancies, help for international students, working abroad and self employment.

Work experience

Professor Edward Lester of Chemical Technologies

Gaining some part-time work and volunteering experience will help you develop your skills and make you stand out from the crowd.


Making applications

Postgraduate student working on laptop in the Exchange Building, Jubilee Campus

Get advice on writing your CV, taking psychometric tests,  preparing for interviews and making a good impression.

Further study

Undergraduate and postgraduate students studying in the Learning Resource Centre, Jubilee Campus

What next? Advice on where to find courses in the UK and abroad, how to apply and your funding options.


Two East Midlands Conference Centre staff sitting in the EMCC foyer

Find out about the huge range of careers events on offer, including our graduate recruitment fairs. Meet your future employer here!


The Award 

Female undergraduate student studying in the Learning Resource Centre, Jubilee Campus

The Nottingham Advantage Award will boost your chances in the graduate employment market.

There are many modules you can choose from, so if you are a first or second year student, we will help you find the right activities for you.

International students


Our free, impartial and confidential service can help you develop your career - whether you want to work in the UK, abroad, or in a job back home.

Find out how we can help and browse the range of resources available to you online.


Unitemps Nottingham celebrated it's first Birthday back in March. 

Unitemps, part of the Careers and Employability Service, is the University’s recruitment service for part-time and temporary work. 

They can help you to find part-time or temporary work on campus and in the local area.


Did you know?

  • The University of Nottingham is the 2nd in the list of UK universities targeted by the largest number of top employers in 2015-16, according to High Fliers Research 'The Graduate Market in 2016'. 
  • We hold over 500 events each academic year, including those where employers visit the campus to promote their opportunities.

The guidance I received was invaluable; I got great advice about how to research my career options and how to make my applications competitive. The Service's passion for helping people find the right career was contagious!

Rachel Walls, PhD American Studies



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University Park
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