Get Advice from the Careers and Employability Service

You can find a wealth of information, interactive quizzes and advice on the Beds Career Builder platform, including:

  • CV Builder - quickly create a professional CV 
  • CV 360 - uses the latest AI technology to check your CV and give you instant feedback
  • Interview 360 - uses the latest AI technology to take you through a mock interview and give you instant feedback
  • Career Timelines - follow the appropriate timeline for your year of study to find and follow your chosen career path, explore ideas and develop the skills and experiences that employers are looking for. 

If you would like to book an appointment with one of our Employability Advisors then you may do this via the Handshake platform. Handshake is also the best place to start searching for jobs, volunteering opportunities, part time work etc.

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

You may book a one to one appointment with an Employability Advisor via our Handshake platform. 

To log-in select the University of Bedfordshire button and log in with your student ID and university details.

Once logged in; select University of Bedfordshire Careers Centre, then Appointments. Appointments are available face-to-face (Luton and Bedford campus) or remotely (via Microsoft Teams/Telephone).

If you experience any issues accessing Handshake please contact If you are a graduate, please include your student ID number and your preferred email address.

If you have a quick careers related query or would like your CV checked, a careers drop-in runs at our Luton campus. There is no need to book, just call into the office as below:

Luton campus

Careers & Employability Service, Ground Floor, Campus Centre

  • Monday: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Tuesday: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Wednesday: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Thursday: 13:00 - 14:00
  • Friday: 13:00 - 14:00 (CV reviews only)

Students will be seen on a first come, first seen basis.

Students at other campuses who would like to speak to an Employability Adviser can book a Careers Advice Appointment (see section above).

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.

Find out more about Professional Practice Years

UK Based International Students

International students who are studying at our UK campuses have access to the Careers & Employability Service. Please use the drop-down headings above to find out what services are available.

You will find useful information by visiting the University of Bedfordshire International Office and UK Government advice on work visas websites.

For additional information, see our leaflets:

Overseas campuses

For international students who are based at University of Bedfordshire campuses overseas, online resources can be found on the Careers & Employability Service website 

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 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.

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Careers & Employability Service
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