Careers and employability service

Discover the Careers and Employability Service

Career support for now and your future

Our Careers and Employability Service supports you with finding part-time jobs, career planning, work experience and volunteering, graduate jobs, further study or starting up a business.

Whether you're currently studying at the University of Portsmouth or if you've already graduated, we'll help you with your personal and professional development.




Self-employed Placements

A Self-Employed Placement is an alternative option to the traditional placement year in industry. Spend your placement year working on your business idea with the support of our Student StartUp team. 

Learn more about our Self-Employed Placements

CV and part-time work support - no appointment needed!

Our Student Advice Team are available Monday-Friday 1.00pm-4.00pm to answer your questions about part-time work, and help you perfect your CV! No appointment needed - just come along to the Careers Centre on Guildhall Walk.

Meet the Student Advice Team



Career Essentials

Get started with CVs, applications, interviews, and everything you need to secure a job!
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Your options

Explore our career guides to get an insight into industries, and understand where your skills and interests can take you.
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Finding a job

Whether you're looking for part-time work, casual roles or graduate jobs - we've got you covered!
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Building work experience

Get hands-on industry experience and showcase your knowledge before you graduate!
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Student Startup support

Whether you're looking to freelance, start a new business or develop an idea, the Student Startup team can support you.
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Career events

We run skills workshops, employer sessions and career fairs. Come along to meet new employers and boost your skills.
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The Portsmouth Award

Our new award is designed to enhance your self-awareness, build your confidence and prepare you for transitioning from course to career.
The Portsmouth Award
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Careers advice for international students

More information about working in the UK as an international student.
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Further support



Contact Us

Visit our career centre:

Rosalind Franklin East, 28 Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DD


Email us:

Phone: 023 9284 2684


Book an appointment with us