Advice


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 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 cesplacements@beds.ac.uk to arrange an appointment.

 


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

Luton campus

Careers & Employability Service, Ground Floor, Campus Centre

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 13:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:00
Bedford campus

Careers & Employability Service, First Floor, Gateway Building (near the SiD desk)

  • Tuesday 13:00 - 14:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 13:00

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


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
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



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 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 leaflets:

Overseas campuses

For international students who are based at University of Bedfordshire campuses overseas, online resources can be found on our website at https://www.beds.ac.uk/careers/ 



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

Outside office hours
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+44 (0)1582 743 989

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careers@beds.ac.uk

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