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.
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.
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.
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:
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 login: breo.beds.ac.uk
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
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