Changes of service due to face-to-face suspension

During the suspension of face to face contact it has been necessary to change service provision. The Careers & Employability Service will continue to offer support to students and graduates remotely.

Please refer to Corona Information for an update of how you can access the service.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


 


Help with career options, CVs, applications, interviews and finding work

If you would like to speak with one of our Employability Advisers, we are now offering a self-booking service so you can login to our careers portal and see what slots are available over the coming weeks. To do this, go to careersonline.beds.ac.uk

Log in with your student ID via the Student sign-in page. If your student ID has now expired, please register via the Alumni sign-in page (this will go through an approval process but is usually done within 24 hours). Once logged in; select Book, then Appointments from the drop-down menu.

Professional Practice Year Placements

If you would like to discuss finding a PPY placement, please email cesplacements@beds.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

Please note:

Whilst campuses are closed due to COVID-19 safety measures, guidance appointments will be offered via Zoom. Once booked, you will receive a link via email to join the meeting. If you do not have access to Zoom, please let the adviser know by responding to the email and they will contact you to arrange an alternative platform.



Careersonline

Please visit our online portal using your student username and password to login. Graduates will need to register for an alumni account: careersonline.beds.ac.uk

Through Careers online, you will be able to:

  • Book an appointment with an Employability Adviser
  • Upload your CV to be checked by a member of the Careers' team
  • Search for jobs and volunteering opportunities
  • Register for careers and employer events
  • Use resources available through the portal including: Career Discovery Feed and CV Guide

BREO

Students can access careers resources via our dedicated BREO communities. From the BREO homepage; select the communities tab and the Careers BREO Community which you will have been auto-enrolled onto based on your year of study. The community contains lots of useful information, links to resources and short bitesize videos on key career topics. Use your student username and password to log  in: breo.beds.ac.uk

Careers & Employability Service Website

Have a look at the Careers' website to find resources and links to external sites covering career options, jobs, further study, working abroad, volunteering, employers and much more!

www.beds.ac.uk/careers



If you would like to find a 12-month placement for your third year, this is referred to in the University as a Professional Practice Year (PPY). Our Student Development and Awards team can offer you support in finding a suitable position.

Should you wish to speak with a member of the SDA team, please contact cesplacements@beds.ac.uk to organise a convenient time.

Information about Professional Practice Years can be found at: www.beds.ac.uk/professionalpracticeyears



Support from the Careers & Employability Service for international students is the same as Home and EU students but we can also offer basic advice on issues such as National Insurance Numbers, visa requirements for working in the UK and general advice about finding work while you are here.

You will find useful information at www.beds.ac.uk/international (University of Bedfordshire International Office) and www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas (UK Government advice on work visas).

For additional information, see our leaflet International Students - finding work in the UK [PDF] If you would like a printed copy, please call in to the Careers office at Luton or Bedford campus.

International students can come along to the careers drop-in or book guidance appointments for longer sessions. Please refer to the details above for how to access these services.



On-going support after graduation

For up to date information and details about how we can support you after graduation, please see our page for Graduates: www.beds.ac.uk/careers/graduates

Graduate Schemes

If you are considering a graduate scheme to kick start your career, see our leaflet Graduate Schemes - advice & information to help you get started [PDF] or ask a member of staff for details. Many graduate schemes have deadlines in December/January so if you have not applied during your final year at University, you may have to wait for the applications to open again the following year. However, some schemes recruit continuously throughout the year.

Contact us

Please email careers@beds.ac.uk



If you would like to be involved with volunteering during your time at university, this is an ideal opportunity to make new friends, develop new skills and contribute to a worthwhile cause.

For further details about this service, please visit www.beds.ac.uk/volunteer or email volunteer@beds.ac.uk


address

Careers & Employability Service
University of Bedfordshire
University Square
Luton
Bedfordshire
UK, LU1 3JU

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telephone

During office hours
(Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm)
+44 (0)1234 400 400

Outside office hours
(Campus Watch)
+44 (0)1582 743 989

email

General Careers Enquiries
careers@beds.ac.uk

Employers
recruit@beds.ac.uk

Employability Units
employabilityunits@beds.ac.uk

Professional Practice Year Placements
cesplacements@beds.ac.uk

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