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

Log in with your student ID via the Student sign-in page. If your student ID has now expired, please register via the Graduate 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. Appointments are available face-to-face (Luton and Bedford campus) or remotely (Microsoft Teams/Zoom/Telephone).

Professional Practice Year Placements

If you would like to discuss finding a PPY placement, please email to arrange an appointment.

Please note:

For face-to-face appointments, please ensure you are wearing a face-mask during the meeting to ensure safety of both staff and students.


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

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
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!

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 to organise a convenient time.

Information about Professional Practice Years can be found at:

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 (University of Bedfordshire International Office) and (UK Government advice on work visas).

For additional information, see our leaflet International Students - finding work in the UK [PDF]

For online resources and information, see also:

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

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

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 or email


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

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