The Careers & Employability team provides a professional, high-quality careers and information service for students and recent graduates of City.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, our office at Northampton Square remains temporarily closed. However, you can email the team at [email protected] anytime.
We're working from 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday and we will respond to your email within 24 hours.
Our aim is to support and develop our students by providing the tools they need to enhance their employability.
Our teams encompass careers, employability, and student development activities, including careers resources and appointments, skills sessions, employer events, community volunteering, professional mentoring, the Micro-Placement Programme and the City Buddies scheme.
How we support you to achieve your career goals:
One to one appointments with Careers Consultants
Careers Consultants can help you think about your strengths and interests, which options are best for you, how to make yourself a stand-out candidate and how to get experience. They can also help you prepare for interviews.
Online and in person CV, cover letter and application review
We will help you write the best CV, cover letter and job applications you can through in-person and online reviews.
Career fairs and employer events
Every year we have a range of employers visit City to attend our fairs, panel events and skills workshops. You will hear directly from employers about what it's like to work in their fields, what they’re looking for in their recruits and how you can stand out.
We offer workshops on topics including: career decision making, understanding recruitment and selection processes, commercial awareness, networking, succeeding at interviews and assessment centres, engaging with employers and making successful applications.
Searching for jobs, placements and internships
We list lists hundreds of graduate jobs, internships and placements that you can apply for on our online portal, CareersHub.
Some programmes offer a year-long placement undertaken during your third year. This can increase your opportunities, your confidence, your knowledge and enhance your chances of securing a job after graduation.
We have a wide range of resources to help you with your career. Whether you want to take an online career quiz, read job profiles or learn about different career paths, you will find a resource to help you.
Equality and diversity
Careers and Employability is committed to promoting equality of access and treatment in education, employment, training and guidance, regardless of race, religion, gender, disability, marital status, social class, age or sexual preference. Forms of unlawful direct and indirect discrimination, or unequal treatment or unethical behaviour, will be challenged.
We operate under the Equal Opportunities Policies of City and of AGCAS. Our guidance work is based on the AGCAS Code of Principles on Guidance, demonstrating our commitment to offering a service which is confidential, impartial and accessible.
City and the Careers Service are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive environment which supports and values the diversity of its students. If you have a disability and require special arrangements to visit us or attend an appointment or event, please contact us at [email protected] or at 020 7040 8093 in advance of your visit.
Environmental sustainability and community engagement are very important to the Careers and Employability team.
We promote student engagement with the local community through our Volunteering service, our work with the Widening Participation and Outreach teams and provide links to green employers through our Employer Engagement team.
The department as a whole actively supports City's environment team, taking part in the Sustainable City Challenge and encouraging students to do so too, whenever we can.
We strive to ensure that the environmental impact of our day-to-day work is minimised through energy-saving ideas, avoiding paper communications wherever possible and encouraging staff and visitors to travel by sustainable forms of transport such as cycling or public transport.
Additional resources from the University of London
As a member of The Careers Group, University of London our Careers & Employability team benefits from professional development and knowledge resources from across the member institutions.
City students have access to additional resources, job vacancies, and joint events. You can find out more about The Careers Group on the University of London website.