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University and College Career Guidance

The careers and employability teams at your university or college can help you with advice and guidance for up to 3 years after graduating.

They work directly with graduate recruiters and operate at the cutting edge of their field. A visit to your careers service can really pay off.

Each careers service operates slightly differently, but all university careers services in the south west offer:

  • Information
  • Free internet access
  • Reference materials - newspapers, books, journals, videos, DVDs
  • Directories and brochures of industry and employer related information
  • Practice test papers (numeracy and aptitude etc.)
  • Advice leaflets (CVs, interview techniques etc.)
  • Careers consultancy
  • Drop in sessions and appointments to discuss all aspects of career planning and development
  • Training, events and presentations
  • Skills training and workshops
  • Recruiter or sector presentations
  • Some careers services also offer additional services such as advice by email, mentoring and support for entrepreneurs.

Most careers services are open to recent graduates from any university under the mutual aid scheme - although access may be restricted to quieter periods and we advise that you check eligibility beforehand.